Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism, 5th Edition

  • Sareen S. Gropper Auburn University
  • Jack L. Smith University of Delaware
  • ISBN-10: 0495116572  |  ISBN-13: 9780495116578
  • 624 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2005, 2000, 1995
  • © 2009 | Published
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Current and comprehensive and designed to maximize clarity of the concepts you need to know, longtime best seller ADVANCED NUTRITION AND HUMAN METABOLISM, 5e, delivers its signature quality content in a more student-friendly presentation. With a striking new design, this respected market leader is more accessible, with relevant examples, illustrations, applications, tables, and figures to emphasize key concepts. This text continues to set the standard through the authors' ability to clearly and accurately explain even the most complex metabolic processes and concepts. The authors have updated the art for this edition with easier-to-understand captions that illuminate the processes being shown. It's the only book written for undergraduates that consistently stays at that level. Providing thorough and detailed coverage, the text equips you with a solid understanding of digestion, absorption, and metabolism of fat, protein, and carbohydrates. It covers the biochemistry of vitamins, minerals, and energy nutrients. It also examines the structure and function of water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins and their regulatory role in metabolism, looks at electrolyte and fluid balance, and covers the role of nutrition in the development or exacerbation of chronic disease. With ADVANCED NUTRITION AND HUMAN METABOLISM, 5e, you are well prepared as you continue your journey in the field of nutrition.

Features and Benefits

  • Presenting topics to students in a systematic, logical manner, the text's reader-friendly cells-to-systems approach focuses on normal nutrition and physiological function in humans.
  • Helping students focus on critical concepts, each chapter begins with an outline of the chapter's content and ends with a chapter Summary, References Cited, Suggested Reading, and related Web Sites for extended resources. The text also includes a thorough index and glossary.
  • Figures and tables are included throughout each chapter--on almost every page--to present key concepts discussed in the text and to provide a more visual reference for the material.
  • Piquing the interest of students, cutting-edge "Perspectives" at the end of each chapter elaborate on nutritional biochemistry topics with the latest research available.
  • Providing stronger support for instructors, the new edition includes the Multimedia Manager Instructor's Resource CD-ROM, a powerful suite of teaching tools, tips, tests, and customizable PowerPoint® slides.

Table of Contents

1. The Cell: A Microcosm of Life.
2. The Digestive System: Mechanisms for Nourishing the Body.
3. Carbohydrates.
4. Fiber.
5. Lipids.
6. Protein.
7. Integration and Regulation of Metabolism and the Impact of Exercise and Sport.
8. Body Composition, Energy Expenditure, and Energy Balance.
9. The Water Soluble Vitamins.
10. The Fat Soluble Vitamins.
11. Macrominerals.
12. Microminerals.
13. Ultratrace Elements.
14. Body Fluid and Electrolyte Balance.
15. Experimental Design and Critical Interpretation of Research.

What's New

  • Offering the best illustration program of an advanced-level textbook, ADVANCED NUTRITION AND HUMAN METABOLISM, 5e's exciting new design visually emphasizes important concepts in the chapters. Figures are more clearly labeled so that students can better understand what is happening in each portion of the figure.
  • An expanded Chapter 8 includes coverage of control of energy balance and utilization, such as appetite regulation, GI hormones, and the effect of the hormones leptin and ghrelin on food intake and energy balance.
  • Thoroughly updated, the text includes information important for the course and students' future careers. For example, the chapter on lipids contains a new "Perspective" on fatty acid and brain development, and the chapter on carbohydrates contains enhanced coverage of the glycemic index.
  • Packed with relevant illustrations and applications throughout, the book includes more examples to engage readers and make the text more accessible. For example, increased examples effectively illustrate how metabolism of nutrients is altered due to disease.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Sareen S. Gropper

Sareen Gropper is a professor with the College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University; she also has a secondary appointment with the University’s College of Medicine. Dr. Gropper is a Registered Dietitian and has expertise in nutrient metabolism as well as medical nutrition.

Jack L. Smith

Jack Smith was Professor and Chair of the nutrition department at the University of Delaware. He is now retired. Metabolism is his area of expertise.