Nutrient Metabolism, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of the supply and use of nutrients in the human body and how the body regulates intake. Chapters detail the principles determining digestion and absorption of food ingredients and how these compounds and their metabolites get into the brain, cross the placenta and pass through the kidneys. Each nutrient's coverage contains a nutritional summary that describes its function, its food sources, dietary requirements, potential health risks if deficient, and impact of excessive intake. This handbook contains the latest information on the scope of structures, processes, genes and cofactors involved in maintaining a healthy balance of nutrient supplies. Of interest to a wide range of professionals because nutrient issues connect to so many audiences, the book contains a useful link to dietary supplements.
|Publication date:||8th May 2015|
|Author:||Martin (Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC Kohlmeier|
|Publisher:||Academic Press Inc an imprint of Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc|
Martin Kohlmeier, MD, PhD is professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is Director of the Nutrition in Medicine project, and heads the Nutrigenetics laboratory at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute. His nutrition research has focused on the importance of inherited variation as a modulator of nutrient disposition and on the assessment of nutritional status of normal populations and its impact on health. He identified low endogenous cholesterol synthesis as a cause of increased cholesterol sensitivity, the apolipoprotein E polymorphism as the main genetic modulator of vitamin K status, lactase persistence as a modulator of phytoestrogen bioavailability, ...More About Martin (Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC Kohlmeier