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This updated 12th Edition of UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION presents the fundamentals of nutrition and nutrition therapy along with their practical applications to daily life and clinical settings. Starting with normal nutrition, the authors introduce nutrients and their physiological impacts, as well as nutritional guidelines for good health and disease prevention. Coverage of clinical nutrition includes the latest information on pathophysiology and dietary changes for treating a variety of medical conditions, from obesity and pregnancy to cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and HIV. Known for a consistent and student-friendly narrative, the book includes systematic “How To” discussions, clinical case studies, review questions, and in-depth “Highlight” sections to help students master key topics, Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
With more than 1 million readers, bestselling UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION emphasizes strong science and nutrition basics, hands-on learning, and the most current coverage available. Packaged with the 2015 Dietary Guidelines, the 14th Edition includes new and updated topics in every chapter, quick-reference tables, expansive weight loss information, thorough coverage of fitness and energy systems, and much more. Readers quickly connect with the text’s approachable writing style and carefully developed art program, and its emphasis on active learning includes a rich variety of ways to help you put what you learn into action. You will also be challenged to evaluate your own dietary choices and set healthy goals through activities in the Diet & Wellness Plus digital app. In addition, through the MindTap (R) for Nutrition companion online program, you can create a customizable learning path to walk you step by step through the course.