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Introduction to Nutrition and Metabolism


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Why Eat?
The Need for Energy
Metabolic Fuels
Hunger and Appetite
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Enzymes and Metabolic Pathways
Chemical reactions: Breaking and Making Covalent Bonds
Factors Affecting Enzyme Activity
Coenzymes and Prosthetic Groups
The Classification and Naming of Enzymes
Metabolic Pathways
Enzymes in Clinical Chemistry and Medicine
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The Role of ATP in Metabolism
The Adenine Nucleotides
Functions of ATP
Phosphorylation of ADP to ATP
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Digestion and Absorption
The Gastrointestinal Tract
Digestion and Absorption of Carbohydrates
Digestion and Absorption of Fats
Digestion and Absorption of Proteins
The Absorption of Vitamins and Minerals
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Energy Nutrition-the Metabolism of Carbohydrates and Fats
Estimation of Energy Expenditure
Energy Balance and Changes in Body Weight
Metabolic Fuels in the Fed and Fasting States
Energy-Yielding Metabolism
The Metabolism of Fats
Tissue Reserves of Metabolic Fuels
Gluconeogenesis-the Synthesis of Glucose from Noncarbohydrate Precursors
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Diet and Health-Nutrition and Chronic Diseases
Chronic Diseases (the "Diseases of Affluence")
Types of Evidence Linking Diet and Chronic Diseases
Guidelines for a Prudent Diet
Nutritional Genomics: Interactions between Diet and Genes
Free Radicals, Oxidative Damage, and Antioxidant Nutrients
Other Protective Compounds in Foods
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Overweight and Obesity
Desirable Body Weight
The Problems of Overweight and Obesity
The Causes and Treatment of Obesity
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Protein-Energy Malnutrition-Problems of Undernutrition
Problems of Deficiency
Protein-Energy Malnutrition
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Protein Nutrition and Metabolism
Nitrogen Balance and Protein Requirements
Protein Synthesis
The Metabolism of Amino Acids
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The Integration and Control of Metabolism
Patterns of Metabolic Regulation
Intracellular Regulation of Enzyme Activity
Responses to Fast-acting Hormones by Covalent Modification of Enzyme Proteins
Slow-acting Hormones: Changes in Enzyme Synthesis
Hormonal Control in the Fed and Fasting States
Selection of Fuel for Muscle Activity
Diabetes mellitus-a Failure of Regulation of Blood Glucose Concentration
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Micronutrients-the Vitamins and Minerals
The Determination of Requirements and Intakes
Vitamin A
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Vitamin K
Vitamin B1 (thiamin)
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B12
Folic acid
Pantothenic acid
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
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