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Human Nutrition
Healthy Options for Life

Author(s): John Anderson, PhD, University of North Carolina
Martin Root, PhD, Appalachian State University
Sanford Garner, PhD, Senior Scientist/Project Manager, Integrated Laboratory Systems, Inc.
  • ISBN-13: 9781449698744
  • Product With Access Code    622 pages      © 2015
Price: $184.95 US List
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Human Nutrition: Healthy Options for Life provides all the essentials information students need regarding foods and nutrients, and how the body uses nutrients in relation to both health and chronic diseases. The authors provide a unique focus on the linkages between nutrients deficits and/or excesses and personal health.  It helps students fully understand epidemiology, with a clear focus on the concept of the multiple risk factors involved in diseases, such as diet, heredity, and lifestyle factors.

Human Nutrition: Healthy Options for Life empowers students to become more sophisticated in their own nutritional health behavior and guides them in determining appropriate serving sizes and food choices that promote health and prevent diet-related diseases.

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  • Student activities serve as self-tests for students who wish to expand their knowledge and understanding of nutrition.
  • A robust pedagogy includes chapter outlines and summaries, focus boxes, important quotes, students questions, and key word definitions, to help students better understand and retain key material.
  • Reviews all major nutrients including sources of energy, protein, and micronutrients.
  • Provides a strong emphasis on the contributions of nutrients in overall health and disease prevention.
  • Incorporates a review of the general nutritional recommendations and guidelines endorsed by the American Dietetics Association (ADA).
  • Emphasizes science-based information on the diverse nutrients and phytochemicals, an overview of lifecycle nutrition, focus on body weight and obesity, an explanation of linkages between nutritional intake patterns and the common chronic diseases, and important metabolic pathways and molecular structures.

Applicable Courses

Appropriate for courses in personal health nutrition or introductory nutrition within the departments of nursing, allied health sciences, nutrition, and other health-related fields.

Chapter  1  An Introduction to Foods, Nutrients, and Human Health
Chapter  2  Food Labels, Food Groups, and Phytochemicals
Reflection on Food Processing and Food Safety
Chapter  3  Digestion of Foods and Absorption of Nutrients
Chapter  4  Energy and Metabolism
Chapter  5  Carbohydrates
Reflection on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Disease of Altered Glucose Metabolism
Chapter  6  Fats and Other Lipids
Reflection on Cardiovascular Disease
Chapter  7  Proteins
Chapter  8  Vitamins
Chapter  9  Water and Minerals
Chapter  10  Nutrition During Pregnancy, Lactation, and Infancy
Chapter  11  Nutrition Across the Life Cycle
Chapter  12  Obesity and Weight Control
Chapter  13  Nutritional Needs for Physically Active Adults and Athletes
Chapter  14  Diet-Related Cancers and Other Chronic Diseases
Chapter  15  Nutrition and Hunger: A Global Problem
Chapter  16  Human Nutrition: Healthy Options for Life

John Anderson, PhD-University of North Carolina

Professor Anderson has been on the faculty of the School of Public Health in the Department of Nutrition since 1972.  Prior teaching positions were held at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Bradford (MA) Junior College.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in History from Williams College, a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Harvard University, a Masters’degree in Biology from Boston University, and a Doctoral degree in Physical Biology (biochemistry) from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.  His lifetime research has centered on the linkages among nutrients, hormones, lifestyle factors, and bone health.  He has published several books and written more than 150 scientific articles. In addition, he has taught nutrition courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and advanced seminars in Nutrition Topics for doctoral students.  Over the years, he has developed broad interests in healthy eating patterns and the prevention or delay of chronic diseases and co-wrote a book on the Mediterranean Way of Eating

He and his wife, Elizabeth, have lived in Chapel Hill for over 40 years.  Their three sons live with their families in Gunnison, Colorado, Chapel Hill, and Arlington, Virginia.

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Martin Root, PhD-Appalachian State University

Dr. Root worked as a research technician and research support specialist at Cornell University for 22 years after receiving his BS degree from there in Biochemistry.  His MS is in Environmental Toxicology and his Ph.D. is in Nutrition from Cornell.  He spent 12 years with a startup company in Durham North Carolina, BioSignia, Inc., developing statistical models of chronic disease onset for the use by health professionals in communicating risk and preventive strategies.  Since 2008 he has been teaching and doing research at Appalachian State University where he directs the Graduate Program in Nutrition.  His research interests are in the nutrition of vascular diseases and their risk factors.

He currently lives in Boone, NC with his wife Constance of over 40 years.  They have 3 children and seven grandchildren.

Sanford Garner, PhD-Senior Scientist/Project Manager, Integrated Laboratory Systems, Inc.

Dr. Garner worked as a research technician in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of North at Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) for 10 years after receiving his BA in Chemistry from the same institution.  His Ph.D. is in Pharmacology from UNC-CH.  He did a postdoc in the Department of Nutrition at UNC-CH with Dr. Anderson and then continued in the department as a Research Assistant Professor.  He subsequently moved to the Department of Surgery at Duke University for 7 years as a Research Assistant Professor and manager of the Surgical Endocrinology and Oncology Laboratory.  Since 2000, he has worked as a contractor and program manager in support of the preparation of the Report on Carcinogens for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

He currently lives in Cary, NC with his wife Donna of over 40 years.  They have 1 daughter who also lives in Cary, NC.

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ISBN-13: 9781449698744

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