ISBN 9781588902382,Pocket Atlas of Nutrition

Pocket Atlas of Nutrition



Thieme Medical Publishers

Publication Year 2005

ISBN 9781588902382

ISBN-10 1588902382


Number of Pages 400 Pages
Language (English)

Dietetics & nutrition

With obesity and diabetes assuming alarming epidemic proportions, diet and nutrition are in the spotlight more than ever before. It has never been more important for health care professionals to be well informed, not only about the latest developments, but also about the scientific facts. The Pocket Atlas of Nutrition is an accessible guide to all aspects of nutrition, from basic chemistry to the most recent dietary guidelines.


More than 150 easy-to-understand, full-color plates
A comprehensive list of nutrients, including for each its composition, effect, function, occurrence and daily requirements, as well as recommended intake
An extensive listing of all vitamins, minerals, trace elements as well as non-nutritive substances with their function and interaction
Accessible discussions of special diets as well as nutritional recommendations for various medical conditions and throughout the life course, e.g. for pregnant women or athletes
Up-to-date coverage of food-related diseases, including BSE, genetically modified foods, food quality, food allergies, and functional foods
We are bombarded by new information and claims about nutrition every day. The Pocket Atlas of Nutrition -- concise, practical, and designed for quick reference -- is an ideal basic guide for professionals and interested lay readers alike.

Table of Contents

Body Composition
Energy Metabolism
Food Intake
Nutrient Uptake
The Nutrients
Fat-Soluble Vitamins
Water-Soluble Vitamins
Vitamin interactions
Minerals and Trace Elements
Other Nutrients, Additives, and Contaminants
Nonnutritive Nutrients
Food Quality
Applied and Medical Nutrition
Nutritional Guidelines
Nutrition in Specific Life Stages
Selected Issues in Food Safety
Medical Nutrition