Perspectives in Nutrition

9780071122856: Perspectives in Nutrition

This student-focused introductory text presents the major concepts in nutrition including the body's use of food nutrients and diet planning throughout the life cycle.

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Covers Energy Balance and Weight Control in one chapter (8) allowing for more logical development of the topics and reduction of unnecessary detail.
Helps improve student learning with key pedagogical features such as Critical Thinking Questions, Concept Checks, and Marginal Notes and Definitions.
Concludes each chapter with "Nutrition Perspective" essays that investigate select topics from the chapter in more detail facilitating further student exploration.
Totally new chapter on Alcohol presents an intelligent, balanced look at a topic that is very relevent to college students. Details covered range from the production of alcohol, to metabolism, to problems and benefits associated with alcohol use.
Features UPDATED and EXPANDED content coverage in every chapter, including material on Healthy People 2010 and the latest RDA/DRI information (from January 2001). Some specific content updates include:

Ch. 5: colon cancer link, fiber intake assessment, high-sugar diets, glycemic index of common foods; Ch. 6: omega-3 fatty acids, fat digestion and absorption, antioxidant supplements, trans fatty acids in restaurant foods, stearic acid, Olestra, heart disease risk factors, medical therapies, diet strategies; Ch. 7: Zone diet, protein synthesis, protein turnover, nitrogen balance; Ch. 13: liptin, weight-loss medications; Ch. 14: sports anemia, ergogenic substances; and Ch. 15: EDNOS, female athlete triad.
Some topics have been moved to make the order of topics more logical. For example, Digestion & Absorption and Metabolism have been moved forward to precede the nutrient chapters. Chapter 1 has been refocused to provide an introductory framework to the study of nutrition, the nutrients, the current state of American nutritional health, and scientific research.
Expanded Online Learning Center website offers a full range of text-specific content and web resources designed especially for the instructors and students using the Wardlaw text. Highlights include:
Student Center features: BMI Calculator, Nutrilinks,, Learning Objectives, Quizzing, Flashcards, Concentration Game, Crossword Puzzles, Animations, Study Strategies and more!
Instructor Center features: Online Image Library, Class Activities Forum, Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint Lecture Presentations and more!
"Refresh Your Memory" boxes at the beginning of each chapter alert students to material covered in earlier chapters that they may want to revisit. This also helps students understand the interrelationships of the concepts they are learning.
Case Scenarios at the start of each chapter encourage students to think about the nutritional implications of the real life example presented. Each case study ends with questions for students to consider as they read the chapter helping them to see the relevance of the material.

Follow-up boxes provide further insights to the nutritional situation after the student has gained sufficient knowledge of the chapter content.
Expanded "Take Action" boxes at the end of chapter include two activities designed to encourage students to do a hands-on assessment of their own nutritional status. These also serve as a starting point for class activities and discussions.
"Expert Opinion" boxes, contributed by leaders in their fields, highlight topics of emerging interest and current research (e.g., Ch. 19, Surveillance of Emerging and Reemerging Food-borne Pathogens; Ch. 13 Successful Weight Control; Ch. 14, Your Exercise Prescription).
The dynamic illustration program brings complex scientific concepts to life. Some examples include Fig. 4.3 cellular respiration of glucose, Fig. 6.15 cross sections of healthy artery and arteriosclerosis, Fig. 7.3 protein synthesis at ribosomes, Fig. 8.3 alcohol's stimulation of endorphins, Fig. 9.2 nuclear retinoid receptors.
Annotated Reference Materials facilitate student research and provide students with descriptive summaries of the information to be found in selected journals, newsletters, and texts.
Energy Balance and Weight Control chapters are condensed into one chapter (8) allowing for more logical development of the topics and reduction of unnecessary detail.
Provides students with a proven learning system in which the author gives readers a preview of the chapters ahead with the new Key Chapter Concepts, then expands on the information in the body of the text. This system provides a summary and practical applications for the material in the chapter with the Summary, Study Questions, and other end-of-chapter materials.
"Nutrition Focus" boxes provide concise information on a wide range of topics of particular interest to students such as caffeine, eating disorders, vitamins, etc.
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