Understanding Normal and Clinical Nutrition, 8th Edition

  • Sharon Rady Rolfes
  • Kathryn Pinna
  • Ellie Whitney
  • ISBN-10: 0495828793  |  ISBN-13: 9780495828792
  • 1184 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2006, 1998
  • © 2009 | Published
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    About

    Overview

    UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION, Eighth Edition, provides the most current and comprehensive coverage of both "normal" nutrition, such as digestion and metabolism, vitamins and minerals, and life cycle nutrition, as well as "clinical" nutrition related to diseases, such as nutrition and gastrointestinal, liver, and cardiovascular diseases. The text also incorporates a number of learning tools designed to help students both retain the information and apply their knowledge so they are better prepared to work in a clinical setting. Features include case studies, "How To" boxes with examples of problem-solving in real-world situations, and study questions that further conceptual understanding of the material. Regardless of the students' course background, the text is organized and written in a clear, easy-to-follow format that will engage and enable them to be actively involved in the field of nutrition.


    Features/Benefits

    • "Nutrition in Your Life" chapter openers introduce (and engage!) students in chapter material by connecting what they will be learning with how it applies to THEIR lives. They are revisited at the end of each chapter in the "Nutrition Portfolio" sections.
    • Reviewer-praised Chapter 7, "Metabolism: Transformations and Interactions," offers a clear, in-depth, and accurate presentation of this important material, featuring student-friendly use of familiar phrases and attractive art while retaining the level of science that is expected for this course.
    • "Nutrition Calculations" give students practice with important nutrition quantitative problems.
    • Included are many study tools that reinforce key concepts and help students retain what they read and help them prepare for class discussions and exams. "In Summary" paragraphs located at the ends of major sections within each chapter synthesize key concepts presented in the text; "Multiple Choice and Study Questions" at the end of each chapter aid in reviewing key chapter material; and a "Media Menu" at the beginning of every chapter helps connect to the media resources available with the text.
    • "Nutrition on the Net" sections at the end of each "Highlight" provide students with current Web addresses where they can go for additional information.

    Table of Contents

    1. AN OVERVIEW OF NUTRITION.
    Highlight: Nutrition Information and Misinformation--On the Net and in the News.
    2. PLANNING A HEALTHY DIET.
    Highlight: Vegetarian Diets.
    3. DIGESTION, ABSORPTION, AND TRANSPORT.
    Highlight: Common Digestive Problems.
    4. THE CARBOHYDRATES: SUGARS, STARCHES, AND FIBERS.
    Highlight: Alternatives to Sugar.
    5. THE LIPIDS: TRIGLYCERIDES, PHOSPHOLIPIDS, AND STEROLS.
    Highlight: High-Fat Foods: Friend or Foe?
    6. PROTEIN: AMINO ACIDS.
    Highlight: Nutritional Genomics.
    7. METABOLISM: TRANSFORMATIONS AND INTERACTIONS.
    Highlight: Alcohol and Nutrition.
    8. ENERGY BALANCE AND BODY COMPOSITION.
    Highlight: Eating Disorders.
    9. WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: OVERWEIGHT AND UNDERWEIGHT.
    Highlight: The Latest and Greatest Weight-Loss Diet--Again.
    10. THE WATER-SOLUBLE VITAMINS: B VITAMINS AND VITAMIN C.
    Highlight: Vitamin and Mineral Supplements.
    11. THE FAT-SOLUBLE VITAMINS: A, D, E, AND K.
    Highlight: Antioxidant Nutrients in Disease Prevention.
    12. WATER AND THE MAJOR MINERALS.
    Highlight: Osteoporosis and Calcium.
    13. THE TRACE MINERALS.
    Highlight: Phytochemicals and Functional Foods.
    14. LIFE CYCLE NUTRITION: PREGNANCY AND LACTATION.
    Highlight: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
    15. LIFE CYCLE NUTRITION: INFANCY, CHILDHOOD, AND ADOLESCENCE.
    Highlight: Childhood Obesity and the Early Development of Chronic Diseases.
    16. LIFE CYCLE NUTRITION: ADULTHOOD AND THE LATER YEARS.
    Highlight: Hunger and Community Nutrition.
    17. NUTRITION CARE AND ASSESSMENT.
    Highlight: Nutrition and Immunity.
    18. NUTRITION INTERVENTION.
    Highlight: Foodborne Illness.
    19. MEDICATIONS, HERBAL PRODUCTS, AND DIET-DRUG INTERACTIONS.
    Highlight: Anemia in Illness.
    20. ENTERAL NUTRITION SUPPORT.
    Highlight: Inborn Errors of Metabolism.
    21. PARENTERAL NUTRITION SUPPORT.
    Highlight: Ethical Issues in Nutrition Care.
    22. NUTRITION AND METABOLIC AND RESPIRATORY STRESS.
    Highlight: Multiple Organ Failure.
    23. NUTRITION AND DISORDERS OF THE UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT.
    Highlight: Dental Health and Its Relationship with Chronic Illness.
    24. NUTRITION AND LOWER GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS.
    Highlight: Probiotics and Intestinal Health.
    25. NUTRITION, LIVER DISEASE, AND GALLSTONES.
    Highlight: Food Allergies.
    26. NUTRITION AND DIABETES MELLITUS.
    Highlight: Metabolic Syndrome.
    27. NUTRITION AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES.
    Highlight: Coping with Feeding Disabilities.
    28. NUTRITION AND RENAL DISEASES.
    Highlight: Dialysis.
    29. NUTRITION, CANCER, AND HIV INFECTION.
    Highlight: Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

    What's New

    • Unlike anything you have seen before! CengageNOW™, the ultimate online learning tool for students and course management tool for you, can now be packaged with the text. The site includes chapter-specific diagnostic pre-tests, Personalized Study Plans, animations, and case studies. For the instructor, there is also an automatic grading option, among many other course management features. To learn more, visit http://academic.cengage.com/cengagenow.
    • The design and structure of the chapters support the need for the text to provide the appropriate level of science and show students the connection of the material to their own lives, from the improved Metabolism coverage in Chapter 7 to the crafted figures with call-outs and the updated examples.
    • Updated information throughout every chapter keeps your course and your students on top of the field’s latest developments. The eighth edition includes new statistics on national dietary trends, expanded coverage of healthy GI bacteria, research updates on probiotics, updated material on transfats, expanded coverage of amino acid supplements, protein powders, and updated coverage of fad diets and obesity, as well as revised text, figures, and tables to reflect the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the USDA Food and Guide, and MyPyramid.
    • New end-of-chapter "Nutrition Portfolio" questions in the first half of the text, as well as the CengageNOW™ site, invite students to evaluate and compare their personal dietary choices with dietary goals introduced in the text, exploring how their knowledge and behaviors have changed as their understanding of nutrition science progresses.
    • New end-of-chapter "Clinical Portfolio" questions use case studies to help students understand how to apply the nutrition information from the text to real-life scenarios. Students can build their critical-thinking skills by having them evaluate a variety of experiences and answer questions based on their knowledge.
    • New "Dietary Guidelines for Americans" boxes in the normal nutrition chapters help students review and retain important points and recommendations as they relate to key chapter material.
    • Highlight" sections follow each chapter and present detailed and focused information on hot topics in the field, including vegetarian diets, alcohol and nutrition, osteoporosis and calcium, and probiotics and intestinal health. These sections can support course lectures and are designed to fascinate students with in-depth discussions of new research, ongoing research, and controversial issues related to the chapter material. A new "Highlight" on "Nutritional Genomics" is included in Chapter 6 and on "Probiotics and Intestinal Health" in Chapter 24.
    • A new PowerLecture™ CD is an all-in-one instructor resource that includes PowerPoint®, text figures and tables, animations, ABC® videos, ExamView® Computerized Test Bank, and electronic copies of the instructor’s manual.
    • A new Appendix J on "Healthy People 2010" presents nutrition-related objectives from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, aimed at helping Americans to achieve greater health and reduce the risk of chronic illness.

    Learning Resource Bundles

    Learning Resource Bundles

    Convenient, cost-effective bundles provide additional resources to boost student engagement. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.


    Bundle: Understanding Normal and Clinical Nutrition, 8th + Diet Analysis Plus 2-Semester Printed Access Card
    ISBN-10: 1111411484 | ISBN-13: 9781111411480


    Supplements

    Instructor Supplements

    Instructor Supplements

    All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About the Solution" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition. For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

    CengageNOW Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495605751 | ISBN-13: 9780495605751)

    CengageNOW is an easy-to-use online resource that helps you study in less time to get the grade you want.


    PowerLecture with JoinIn™ Student Response System and ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 0495556599 | ISBN-13: 9780495556596)

    More useful than any instructor CD-ROM ever offered for the nutrition course, this one-stop course preparation and presentation resource makes it easy for you to assemble, edit, publish, and present custom lectures for your course, using PowerPoint®. The PowerLecture CD includes a multiple number of resources, all within one simple-to-use system. The CD includes PowerPoint® with stepped art, animations, ABC® video clips, the instructor’s manual, test bank, "clicker" content, and ExamView® computerized testing.


    Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 0495556572 | ISBN-13: 9780495556572)

    This comprehensive manual includes chapter summaries, outlines keyed to transparency acetates, Web links, vocabulary terms, and handouts--as well as classroom activities, lecture enrichments, and answers to study questions. (For Canadian adopters, the manual contains Canadian equivalencies, nutrient recommendations, and resource lists.)


    Nutrition Applications Workbook  (ISBN-10: 0495388181 | ISBN-13: 9780495388180)

    This two-part workbook begins with case studies, including both brief cases with questions and a more complex diet project module with diet histories for a whole family. The second part contains personal diet analysis projects and activities offering students opportunities to apply their critical thinking skills and complete self-contained exercises.


    Diet Analysis Plus 8.0.1. Windows/Macintosh CD-ROM, Updated  (ISBN-10: 0495557153 | ISBN-13: 9780495557159)

    A great value-add to NUTRITION CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES! An exceptional learning partner for the course, DIET ANALYSIS+ 8.0 is the market-leading diet assessment program used by colleges and universities—enabling students to create their own personal profiles based on height, weight, age, sex, and activity level. Its dynamic interface makes it easy for students to track the types and serving sizes of the foods they consume, from one day to 365 days! Now including even more exciting features, the updated 8.0 version also includes over 22,000 foods, ten reports for analysis, as well as the latest Dietary References, making it easy for students to calculate their DRIs, as well as their goal and actual percentages of essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Students can use this information to adjust their diet and gain a better understanding of how nutrition relates to their personal health goals.


    Transparency Acetates  (ISBN-10: 0495116750 | ISBN-13: 9780495116752)

    This set of colorful transparencies includes figures, tables, and illustrations from the text, as well as a number of enrichments from other sources.


    Understanding Normal and Clinical Nutrition, International Edition  (ISBN-10: 0495556564 | ISBN-13: 9780495556565)

    UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION, 8e International Edition, provides the most current and comprehensive coverage of both "normal" nutrition, such as digestion and metabolism, vitamins and minerals, and life cycle nutrition, as well as "clinical" nutrition related to diseases, such as nutrition and gastrointestinal, liver, and cardiovascular diseases. The text also incorporates a number of learning tools designed to help students both retain the information and apply their knowledge so they are better prepared to work in a clinical setting. Features include case studies, "How To" boxes with examples of problem-solving in real-world situations, and study questions that further conceptual understanding of the material. Regardless of the students' course background, the text is organized and written in a clear, easy-to-follow format that will engage and enable them to be actively involved in the field of nutrition.


    Student Supplements

    Student Supplements

    All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About the Solution" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition. For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

    CengageNOW Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495605751 | ISBN-13: 9780495605751)

    CengageNOW is an easy-to-use online resource that helps you study in less time to get the grade you want.


    Nutrition Applications Workbook  (ISBN-10: 0495388181 | ISBN-13: 9780495388180)

    This two-part workbook begins with case studies, including both brief cases with questions and a more complex diet project module with diet histories for a whole family. The second part contains personal diet analysis projects and activities offering opportunities to apply critical thinking skills and complete self-contained exercises.


    Diet Analysis Plus 8.0.1. Windows/Macintosh CD-ROM, Updated  (ISBN-10: 0495557153 | ISBN-13: 9780495557159)

    The top-rated diet-analysis software and a must-have for success in your nutrition course, DIET ANALYSIS+ 8.0 enables you to track and assess the nutritional value of the foods you eat! The updated 8.0 version includes a database of over 22,000 foods, ten reports for analysis, as well as the latest Dietary References, making it easy for you to calculate your DRIs, as well as your goal and actual percentages of essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. You can create your own personal profile based on height, weight, age, sex, and activity level-AND use this information to adjust your diet and gain a better understanding of how nutrition relates to your personal health goals. The dynamic interface makes it easy for you to track the types and serving sizes of the foods consumed from one day to 365 days. DIET ANALYSIS+ 8.0 is a valuable partner to Brown's textbook.


    Personal Dietary Assessment: A Project Guide for Nutrition  (ISBN-10: 075935524X | ISBN-13: 9780759355248)

    Personal Dietary Assessment: A Project Guide for Diet Analysis: Designed for use with the Diet Analysis Plus software application for use in any nutrition or health and wellness course. It contains exercises specifically designed to be used with the ten analytic reports generated by Diet Analysis Plus. The sequential flow of the assignments encourages critical thinking and allows the user to develop strong assessment skills. Users will be able to identify areas of deficiency and excess of nutrients within current eating habits and identify ways to adjust nutritional needs and attain personal health goals.


    Understanding Normal and Clinical Nutrition, International Edition  (ISBN-10: 0495556564 | ISBN-13: 9780495556565)

    UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION, 8e International Edition, provides the most current and comprehensive coverage of both "normal" nutrition, such as digestion and metabolism, vitamins and minerals, and life cycle nutrition, as well as "clinical" nutrition related to diseases, such as nutrition and gastrointestinal, liver, and cardiovascular diseases. The text also incorporates a number of learning tools designed to help you retain the information and apply your knowledge so you are better prepared to work in a clinical setting. Features include case studies, "How To" boxes with examples of problem-solving in real-world situations, and study questions that further conceptual understanding of the material. Regardless of your course background, the text is organized and written in a clear, easy-to-follow format that will get you actively involved in the field of nutrition.


    Meet the Author

    About the Author

    Sharon Rady Rolfes

    Sharon Rady Rolfes is a registered dietician nutritionist and a founding member of Nutrition and Health Associates, an information resource center that maintains a research database on more than 1,000 nutrition-related topics. She has taught at Florida State University and coauthored several other college textbooks, including UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION, 10th EDITION. In addition to writing, she serves as a consultant for various 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, Ms. Rady Rolfes received her MS in nutrition and food science from Florida State University.

    Kathryn Pinna

    Kathryn Pinna received her M.S. and Ph.D. in nutrition from the University of California at Berkeley. She has taught nutrition, food science, and human biology courses in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 25 years and has also worked as an outpatient dietitian, Internet consultant, and freelance writer. Her other publications include the textbooks Understanding Normal and Clinical Nutrition and Nutrition for Health and Health Care. She is a registered dietitian and member of the American Society for Nutrition and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

    Ellie Whitney

    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 spen three decades exploring outdoor Florida and studying its ecology, and then cowrote 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.