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? Disease 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? Homeostasis 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 Sodium Potassium Chloride Calcium Magnesium Other Instances of Homeostatic Regulation Growth and Development Obesity Homeostasis in Body Weight Regulation Treatment of Obesity Drugs in the Treatment of Obesity Diet Products Bariatric Surgery Blood Causes of Nutritional Anemia Pharmacological Treatment of Iron Deficiency Toxicology of Iron Overload Other Nutrients and Anemia Non-Nutritional Anemia Blood Groups Blood Clotting White Cells Blood Pressure Learning Activity 4.1: Your Nutritional You Are What You Eat Dietary Guidelines Diet Assessment Nutritional Assessment Laboratory Tests How Is Food Used? How Do We Get the Nutrients in the Food into Our Bodies? Absorption Protein Digestion Amino Acid Absorption Carbohydrate Digestion Carbohydrate 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 Antibodies Types of Diseases of the Immune System Food and Health Food Safety Food-Borne Pathogens Bacteria Viruses Eukaryotic Contaminants (Molds and Parasites) Recognition Prevention Stones and Bones Bone Mineralization Bone Diseases Osteoporosis Osteomalacia 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 Muscle Problems Glossary *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.