A favorite for more than three decades among nursing and allied health instructors and students, "Williams' Essentials of Nutrition & Diet Therapy" provides focused nutrition coverage in an easy-to-read style presented in an attractive and colorful layout. Formerly known as "Essentials of Nutrition & Diet Therapy", the ninth edition strives to both improve and enhance the book's reputation for solid core nutrition content, ensuring that the most up-to-date information and topics in this ever-changing field are addressed throughout. Wellness and health promotion are stressed, as are global nutrition issues and the ever-increasing recognition of the vital roles that culture and religion play in everyday dietary patterns, practices, and overall health.
Table of Contents
PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN NUTRITION 1. Nutrition and Health 2. Carbohydrates 3. Lipids 4. Proteins 5. Energy Balance 6. Vitamins 7. Minerals 8. Digestion, Absorption, and Metabolism PART 2: COMMUNITY NUTRITION: THE LIFE CYCLE 9. The Food Environment and Food Habits 10. Family Nutrition Counseling: Food Needs and Costs 11. Nutrition during Pregnancy and Lactation 12. Nutrition for Growth and Development 13. Nutrition for Adults: Early, Middle, and Later Years 14. Nutrition and Physical Fitness 15. The Complexity of Obesity: Beyond Energy Balance--NEW! PART 3: INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL NUTRITION 16. Nutrition Assessment and Nutrition Therapy in Patient Care 17. Drug-Nutrient Interactions 18. Nutrition Support: Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition 19. Gastrointestinal Diseases 20. Diseases of the Heart, Blood Vessels, and Lungs 21. Diabetes Mellitus 22. Renal Disease 23. Metabolic Stress 24. HIV and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) 25. Cancer 26. Chronic Disabling Conditions and Rehabilitation APPENDIXES GLOSSARY INDEX