Nutrition Quick Study Guide- Boost Your grades with this illustrated quick-study guide. You will use it from an undergraduate school all the way to medical school. FREE first 2 chapters in the trial version.
Intended for everyone interested in nutrition, particularly undergraduate and graduate life science students, medical students, nursing, and dental students.
- Detailed description of classes on nutrients: carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins
- Description of essential fatty acids and amino acids
- Detailed description of vitamins and minerals.
- Anatomical diagrams
- Guidelines for nutrient consumption
- BMI, Body fat, and BMR calculations
- Diets and exercise
- Search for the words or phrases
- Use your down-time to prepare for an exam.
- Automatic synchronization between the handheld and the desktop PC. You could read half of the book on the handheld, then finish reading on the desktop. Annotations and drawings are also synchronized.
Table of Contents
Nutrition: History | Nutrients | Amino acids | Vitamins | Fatty acids | Sugars | Intestinal bacterial flora | Phytochemicals | Longevity | Heart disease | Industry
Carbohydrates: Monosaccharides | Sugar | Disaccharide | Oligosaccharide | Polysaccharide | Starch | Glycogen | Gluconeogenesis
Lipids (fats): Fatty Acids | Fatty Acid Degradation | Fatty Acid Synthesis | Triglyceride | Waxes | Phospholipids | Cholesterol | Essential fatty acids
Lipoproteins: Chylomicron | HDL | LDL | IDL | VLDL | Lp(a)
Types of Fat in Food: Saturated fat | Unsaturated fat: Monounsaturated fat | Polyunsaturated fat | Trans fats
Proteins: Amino acid | Peptide | Primary structure | Secondary structure | Tertiary structure | Protein folding | Protein Degradation | List of Standard Amino Acids | Essential amino acids
Essential nutrients: Vitamins | Minerals | Essential fatty acids | Essential amino acids
Vitamins: History | Human vitamins | Nutrition | Deficiencies | Overdose | Supplements | Nomenclature | Phytochemicals
Water soluble: Thiamin (B1) | Riboflavin (B2) | Niacin (B3) | Pantothenic acid (B5) | Pyridoxine (B6) | Biotin (B7 or H) | Folic acid (B9) | Cyanocobalamin (B12) | Choline | Ascorbic acid (C)
Fat soluble: Retinoids (A) | Ergocalciferol and Cholecalciferol (D) | Tocopherol (E) | Naphthoquinone (K)
Minerals: Bulk | Trace | Food sources
Guidelines for Nutrient Consumption: Calorie | Traditional Food Pyramid | MyPyramid | Serving size | Reference Daily Intake | Dietary Reference Intake | Food labeling | Nutritional Facts Panel
Body Weight: BMI | Body fat percentage | Basal metabolic rate | Obesity
Appetite: Regulation | Effector | Sensor | Role in disease | Pharmacology | Appetite suppressant
Dieting: Types | History | Thermoregulation | Exercise | Fat loss versus muscle loss | Energy obtained from food | Proper nutrition | How the body gets rid of fat | Psychological aspects | Weight loss groups
Popular diets: Low-fat | Atkins (low-carbohydrate) | Natural | Vegetarian | Very Low Calorie
Dangers: Diet pills | Yo-yo dieting | Dangers of fasting | Side effects
Veganism: Definition | Motivations | Cuisine | Health effects
Vegetarianism: Terminology | Diet | History | Motivations | Health effects | Demographics | Nutrition
Exercise: Benefits | Common myths | Targeted fat reduction | Muscle and fat tissue | Abdominal muscles | Excessive exercise | Activities | Categories | Breathing
Food allergy: Signs and symptoms | Eczema | The Big Eight | Diagnosis | Pathophysiology | Causes | Treatment | Statistics | Differing views | In children | Labeling laws
Digestive System Anatomy: Mouth | Pharynx | Esophagus | Stomach | Pancreas | Gallbladder | Liver | Small intestine | Duodenum | Jejunum | Ileum | Colon (large intestine) | Rectum | Anus
Digestion Physiology: Oral cavity | Stomach | Small intestine | Large intestine | Significance of pH | Hormones | Chemistry