Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism,
7th Edition

Sareen S. Gropper, Jack L. Smith, Timothy P. Carr

ISBN-13: 9781305627857
Copyright 2018 | Published
640 pages | List Price: USD $231.95

ADVANCED NUTRITION AND HUMAN METABOLISM clearly and accurately explains even the most complex metabolic processes and concepts in a student-friendly manner. The 7th Edition equips you with a solid understanding of digestion, absorption, and metabolism of fat, protein, and carbohydrates; examines the structures and functions of water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins -- including their regulatory roles in metabolism; and provides information on vitamin and mineral food sources, recommended intakes, deficiency, and toxicity. With ADVANCED NUTRITION AND HUMAN METABOLISM, 7th Edition, you will be well prepared to continue your studies in the field of nutrition.


1. The Cell: A Microcosm of Life.
2. The Digestive System: Mechanism for Nourishing the Body.
3. Carbohydrates.
4. Fiber.
5. Lipids.
6. Protein.
7. Integration and Regulation of Metabolism and the Impact of Exercise.
8. Energy Expenditure, Body Composition and Healthy Weight.
9. The Water-Soluble Vitamins.
10. The Fat-Soluble Vitamins.
11. Major Minerals.
12. Water and Electrolytes.
13. Essential Trace and Ultratrace Minerals.
14. Nonessential Trace and Ultratrace Minerals.

  • Sareen S. Gropper

    Sareen Gropper is a professor with the College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University; she also has a secondary appointment with the University’s College of Medicine. Dr. Gropper is a Registered Dietitian and has expertise in nutrient metabolism as well as medical nutrition.

  • Jack L. Smith

    Jack Smith was Professor and Chair of the nutrition department at the University of Delaware; he is now retired. Metabolism is his area of expertise.

  • Timothy P. Carr

    Timothy Carr is a Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences and Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His area of expertise is nutrient metabolism in health and disease.

  • Expanded discussions on various topics, as well as additional discussions on the impact of clinical conditions on nutrient metabolism and needs.

  • Tables have been added providing information on the vitamin contents of foods as well as overview tables identifying common manifestations of vitamin deficiencies.

  • Several new figures and "Perspectives" have been added, and many existing illustrations have been modified to more clearly and accurately represent important structures and processes.

  • The quality of the text overall has been improved through clearer explanations of difficult concepts.

  • Presenting topics to students in a systematic, logical manner, the text's cells-to-systems approach focuses on normal nutrition and physiological function in humans.

  • Each chapter begins with an outline of the chapter's content and ends with a chapter summary and additional resources. There is also a thorough index and glossary.

  • Figures and tables are included to present key concepts and provide a more visual reference for the material.

  • Cutting-edge "Perspectives" at the end of each chapter elaborate on nutritional biochemistry topics with the latest research and pique student interest.

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