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CRC Desk Reference for Nutrition

3rd Edition

CRC Press

514 pages

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Following in the tradition of its popular predecessors, the CRC Desk Reference for Nutrition, Third Edition explains hundreds of terms commonly used in medicine, food science, metabolism, physiology, and nutrition. Thoroughly updated and expanded to reflect major advances over the past decade, this reference lists entries alphabetically and cross-r

Table of Contents

Absorption. Additives. Amino Acids. Anemia. Apoptosis. Ascorbic Acid. Biotin. Carbohydrate. Choline. Contamination of food with metals. Cytokines. Diabetes mellitus. Drug-nutrient interactions. Eicosanoids. Energetics. Fatty acids. Folacin (Folic acid). Food intake regulation. Gluconeogenesis. Glycogen. Inununoactive bacterial endotoxins. Kwashiorkor. Lesion-causing bacterial toxins. Lipids. Lipoproteins. Malnutrition. Medicinal plants. Membrane-affecting bacterial toxins. Minerals. Niacin (B.). Normal clinical values for blood. Obesity. Oxidation. Pantothenic acid. Poisonous plants. Proteins. Protein synthesis. Pyridoxine. Riboflavin. SI units. Subunit bacterial toxins. Thiamin. Types of antinutritives. Vitamin A. Vitamin B. Vitamin D. Vitamin E. Vitamin K.

About the Originator

Carolyn D. Berdanier, PhD, is a Professor Emerita of Nutrition at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. She earned her BS degree from the Pennsylvania State University and MS and PhD from Rutgers University. After a postdoctoral fellowship year with Dr. Paul Griminger at Rutgers, she served as a research nutritionist at the USDA Human Nutrition Institute in Beltsville, Maryland. At the same time, she also served as an assistant professor of nutrition at the University of Maryland. Following these appointments, she moved to the University of Nebraska, College of Medicine, and then in 1977, she joined the University of Georgia where she served as department head, Foods and Nutrition for eleven years. She stepped down from this position to resume full-time research and teaching with a special interest in diabetes. Her research has been funded by a variety of funding agencies.

Dr. Berdanier has authored over 150 research articles, contributed 40 chapters to multi-authored books, prepared 45 invited reviews for scientific journals, and edited/coauthored or sole authored 17 books. She has served on the editorial boards of the FASEB Journal, the Journal of Nutrition, Biochemistry Archives, Nutrition Research, and the International Journal of Diabetes Research. She serves as an ad hoc reviewer for articles in her specialty for a wide variety of scientific journals.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Nutrition
MEDICAL / Public Health