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Advanced Human Nutrition, Third Edition

Author(s): Denis M Medeiros, MS, PhD, RD, LD, Dean of the Graduate School & Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, University of Missouri, Kansas City
Robert E.C. Wildman, PhD, RD, LD
  • ISBN-13: 9781284036664
  • Product With Access Code    440 pages      © 2015
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Written for the upper-level undergrad or graduate level majors course, Advanced Human Nutrition, Third Edition provides an in-depth overview of the human body and details why nutrients are important from a biochemical, physiological, and molecular perspective.  Through it's writing style and clear figures and illustrations, the Third Edition clearly outlines metabolism and the molecular functions of nutrients. A variety of pedagogical elements within the text, such as “Here’s Where You Have Been” and “Here’s Where You Are Going,” help clarify key points from the chapter and provide real-world examples to bring the content to life.

Topics covered include:

  • human nutrition, digestion, and absorption with relation to organs, exocrine and endocrine functions, histology, and absorptive activities
  • macronutrients during exercise and the role of liquids and sports drinks
  • cell aging, damage and repair systems
  • microflora and satiety/hunger mechanisms
  • prevalent diseases in western cultures such as coronary heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis 


Features & Benefits

  • Includes new chapters on Fiber and Nutraceuricals and Functional Foods
  • Before You Go On” asks students to reflect upon what they’ve just read. This allows them to go back and re-read portions of the text if they do not readily grasp the material. 
  • Special Features” on focused topics add depth to the chapter and, in some cases, allow the student to view the application of basic science.
  • Concept and reasoning checks highlight key points from preceding chapters as well as major points in the upcoming chapter.
  • A bulleted summary at the end of each chapter highlights the major points presented.
  • A glossary with key terms and definitions is included in the back of the book.

Applicable Courses

Appropriate for the upper-level undergraduate or graduate level course for nutrition majors.

Chapter  1  Foundations of the Human Body
Chapter  2  Digestion and Absorption
Chapter  3  Carbohydrates: Energy, Metabolism, and More
Chapter  4  Dietary Fiber: Digestion and Health
Chapter  5  Lipids: Fatty Acids, Triglycerides, Phospholipids, and Sterols
Chapter  6  Proteins and Amino Acids: Function, Quantity, and Quality
Chapter  7  Water
Chapter  8  Metabolism, Energy Balance, Body Weight, and Composition
Chapter  9  Nutrition, Exercise, and Athletic Performance
Chapter  10  Fat-Soluble Vitamins
Chapter  11  Water-Soluble Vitamins
Chapter  12  Major Minerals
Chapter  13  Minor Minerals
Chapter  14  Functional Foods

Denis M Medeiros, MS, PhD, RD, LD-Dean of the Graduate School & Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, University of Missouri, Kansas City

Dr. Medeiros is Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. Most recently, he was a Full Professor, Department Head of Human Nutrition, and Associate Dean for Scholarship and Research at Kansas State University.  He has been on the faculties of Mississippi State University, The University of Wyoming, and The Ohio State University.  He has also spent time as a visiting faculty member at The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. 

His major research area has focused upon the role of trace minerals, particularly copper, on the integrity of the cardiovascular system; and the role of iron in bone integrity.  He has received more than $4 million in grants to support his research endeavors from such institutions as the National Institutes of Health, The United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Science Foundation.  He has authored or co-authored over 120 scientific peer-refereed articles.  He has taught classes both at the introductory and advanced levels for undergraduate students and has taught graduate level courses throughout his career.  Dr. Medeiros has received outstanding teaching awards for his efforts.

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Robert E.C. Wildman, PhD, RD, LD

Robert Wildman received a PhD in Human Nutrition from The Ohio State University in 1994, MS in Foods and Nutrition from The Florida State University in 1991 and a BS in Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Pittsburgh in 1988. He has been on the faculty at Ohio University, University of Delaware, University of Louisiana-Lafayette and is currently at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Dr Wildman is a Fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) and is faculty at Texas State University. Dr Wildman is a registered and licensed dietitian with the American Dietetics Association and is the creator of has authored several nutrition books including The Nutritionist: Food, Nutrition and Optimal Health, Sport & Fitness Nutrition and the Handbook of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods.

Dr Wildman’s major area of research includes: 1) the impact of specific level and timing of specific nutrients in athletic performance and fitness, 2) role of nutrients/nutrition in modifying metabolism, body weight, composition and emotional wellbeing, 3)  Nutraceuticals and functional foods in markers of health and wellness and 4) the role of specific nutrients, exercise and body status on cardiac performance.

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