How to Use This Book
What Is a Case Study?
Sample Case Study: Derrick's Malaise
Where Can I Find the Answers to These Problems?
Where Does the Analysis Part Come In?
Key Words and Their Meanings: Look Up the Unfamiliar Terms
Read the Relevant Literature
Organize Your Information
Prepare a Summary for Yourself of the Previous Key Points
What Do the Terms Used in This Book Mean?
What Is a Disease?
How Is Disease Studied? Who Studies Disease?
Do We Keep Track of Disease?
What Causes a Disease to Develop?
What Are Signs and Symptoms?
What Kinds of Laboratory Work Could Be Helpful in Describing the Case?
What Kinds of Tissues Can Be Used for Laboratory Assessment?
How Long Does a Disease Last?
What Is Homeostasis?
How Is Homeostasis Regulated?
What Is the Relevance of Homeostatic Control to Our Understanding of the Physiology of Nutrition?
Malnutrition as Part of a Homeostatic Disturbance
Other Instances of Homeostatic Regulation
Growth and Development
Homeostasis in Body Weight Regulation
Treatment of Obesity
Drugs in the Treatment of Obesity
Causes of Nutritional Anemia
Pharmacological Treatment of Iron Deficiency
Toxicology of Iron Overload
Other Nutrients and Anemia
Learning Activity 4.1: Your Nutritional
You Are What You Eat
How Is Food Used?
How Do We Get the Nutrients in the Food into Our Bodies?
Amino Acid Absorption
Lipid Digestion and Absorption
We Are What We Inherit
What Is a Gene? What Is Our Genotype? What Is Our Phenotype? What Is the Difference between the Terms, Genotype and Phenotype?
How Do We Inherit Our Genotype and Phenotype?
How Does Our Environment Shape the Phenotypic Expression of Our Genotype?
Pets and People
How the Immune System Works
Types of Diseases of the Immune System
Food and Health
Eukaryotic Contaminants (Molds and Parasites)
Stones and Bones
Skeletal Problems Associated with Renal Disease
Other Diseases of the Bone
Renal Stone Disease
Types of Stones
Age and Nutrition
The Aging Process
Age-Related Changes in Metabolism
Getting from Here to There-Muscle
Types of Muscle and Their Function
How Nutrition Affects Muscle Function
*Each chapter includes a Learning Activity and several case studies.
Carolyn D. Berdanier of the University of Georgia is the author of several landmark references and textbooks on nutrition. She is regarded by her peers as one of the top educators and researchers on nutrition science.