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Understanding Normal and Clinical Nutrition 11th Edition

Sharon Rady Rolfes, RDN, MS | Kathryn Pinna, RD, MS, PhD | Ellie Whitney, PhD

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Overview

UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION, 11th Edition, presents the fundamentals of nutrition and nutrition therapy, along with their practical applications today. Starting with normal nutrition, nutrients and their physiological impacts are introduced, along with nutritional guidelines for good health and preventing disease. Clinical nutrition, including pathophysiology and dietary changes for treating a variety of medical conditions, from obesity and pregnancy to diabetes and HIV are also covered. Helpful pedagogical features include systematic “How To” discussions, clinical case studies, review questions, and the MindTap® digital learning supplement that enhances student understanding and performance in your nutrition course.

Sharon Rady Rolfes, RDN, MS,

Sharon Rady Rolfes is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and founding member of Nutrition and Health Associates, an information resource center that manages a research database of more than 1,000 nutrition-related topics. Previously, Ms. Rolfes taught at Florida State University and coauthored several other college textbooks, including Understanding Nutrition. In addition to writing, Ms. Rolfes consults on educational projects, and volunteers on the board of Working Well, a community initiative dedicated to creating a healthy workforce. A member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, she received her MS in Nutrition and Food Science from Florida State University.

Kathryn Pinna, RD, MS, PhD,

Kathryn Pinna has taught nutrition, food science, and human biology courses in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 25 years. Formerly an outpatient Registered Dietitian, Dr. Pinna is a member of both the American Society for Nutrition and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Her experience also includes work as an Internet consultant and freelance writer, which led to textbook publications such as Nutrition and Diet Therapy, and Nutrition for Health and Health Care. Dr. Pinna earned her MS and PhD in Nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley.

Ellie Whitney, PhD,

Ellie Whitney, Ph.D. grew up in New York City and received her BA and PhD degrees in English and Biology at Harvard and Washington Universities. She taught at both Florida State University and Florida A&M University, wrote newspaper columns on environmental matters for the TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT, and coauthored almost a dozen college textbooks on nutrition, health, and related topics--many of which repeatedly reappear as new editions. She spent three decades exploring outdoor Florida and studying its ecology, and then co-wrote PRICELESS FLORIDA: NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS AND NATIVE SPECIES (Pineapple Press, 2004). Now retired, and more concerned about climate change than any other issue, she volunteers full-time for the nonpartisan national nonprofit Citizens Climate Lobby.

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  • Healthy Cases. "Case Study" exercises prepare students for a career in nutrition by challenging them to plan nutrition education, counseling, or support in a realistic clinical situation.
  • Challenging Q&A: "Clinical Portfolio" questions at the end of the clinical chapters use case studies to help students apply nutrition concepts from the readings to real life.
  • Nutrition Highlights. These in-depth "Highlight" sections coordinate with each chapter, following the main discussion with a related, current, and often controversial topic. Designed to encourage students to form their own rational, informed opinions, each Highlight also includes Critical Thinking Questions that ask students to evaluate the evidence presented.
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  • Engaging Vignettes. Chapter openers entitled "Nutrition in Your Life" connect chapter material to readers’ everyday lives, while end-of-chapter “Nutrition Portfolio” vignettes revisit key topics and their impacts on student nutrition.
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Understanding Normal and Clinical Nutrition

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. An Overview of Nutrition.
Highlight 1, Nutrition Information and Misinformation.
2. Planning a Healthy Diet.
Highlight 2, Vegetarian Diets.
3. Digestion, Absorption, and Transport.
Highlight 3, Common Digestive Problems.
4. The Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starches, and Fibers.
Highlight 4, Carbs, kCalories, and Controversies.
5. The Lipids: Triglycerides, Phospholipids, and Sterols.
Highlight 5, High-Fat Foods—Friend or Foe?
6. Protein: Amino Acids.
Highlight 6. Nutritional Genomics.
7. Energy Metabolism.
Highlight 7, Alcohol in the Body.
8. Energy Balance and Body Composition.
Highlight 8, Eating Disorders.
9. Weight Management: Overweight, Obesity, and Underweight.
Highlight 9, The Latest and Greatest Weight-Loss Diet—Again.
10. The Water-Soluble Vitamins: B Vitamins and Vitamin C.
Highlight 10, Vitamin and Mineral Supplements.
11. The Fat-Soluble Vitamins: A, D, E, AND K.
Highlight 11, Antioxidant Nutrients in Disease Prevention.
12. Water and the Major Minerals.
Highlight 12, Osteoporosis and Calcium.
13. The Trace Minerals.
Highlight 13, Phytochemicals and Functional Foods.
14. Life Cycle Nutrition: Pregnancy and Lactation.
Highlight 14, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
15. Life Cycle Nutrition: Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence.
Highlight 15, Childhood Obesity and the Early Development of Chronic Diseases.
16. Life Cycle Nutrition: Adulthood and the Later Years.
Highlight 16, Hunger and Community Nutrition.
17. Nutrition Care and Assessment.
Highlight 17, Nutrition and Immunity.
18. Nutrition Intervention.
Highlight 18, Food Allergies.
19. Medications, Diet-Drug Interactions, and Herbal Products.
Highlight 19, Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
20. Enteral Nutrition Support.
Highlight 20, Inborn Errors of Metabolism.
21. Parenteral Nutrition Support.
Highlight 21, Ethical Issues in Nutrition Care.
22. Metabolic and Respiratory Stress.
Highlight 22, Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome.
23. Upper Gastrointestinal Disorders.
Highlight 23, Oral Health and Chronic Illness.
24. Lower Gastrointestinal Disorders.
Highlight 24, Probiotics and Intestinal Health.
25. Liver Disease and Gallstones.
Highlight 25, Anemia in Illness.
26. Diabetes Mellitus.
Highlight 26, The Metabolic Syndrome.
27. Cardiovascular Diseases.
Highlight 27, Coping with Feeding Disabilities.
28. Kidney Diseases.
Highlight 28, Dialysis.
29. Cancer and HIV Infection.
Highlight 29, Foodborne Illness.
Appendix A: Cells, Hormones, and Nerves.
Appendix B: Basic Chemistry Concepts.
Appendix C: Biochemical Structures and Pathways.
Appendix D: Measures of Protein Quality.
Appendix E: Nutrition Assessment: Supplemental Information.
Appendix F: Estimated Energy Needs.
Appendix G: Choose Your Foods: Food Lists for Diabetes and Weight Management.
Appendix H: Table of Food Composition.
Appendix I: WHO: Nutrition Recommendations.
Appendix J: Healthy People 2020.
Appendix K: Aids to Calculation.
Appendix L: Enteral Formulas.
Glossary.
Index.

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