From the Back Cover
offers a concise look at the science of nutrition through the lens of today's issues and hot topics. In this compact, accessible overview, the central topics and scientific building blocks of nutrition are emphasized. The book follows the "life and times" of nutrients from their presence in the environment and the body to their role in health and disease, with a focus throughout on the current practical and social issues.
- Brief chapter overviews.
- Essential Background and Key Points at the beginning of each chapter.
- Descriptions of current dietary guidelines and lifestyle recommendations.
- Relevant examples of "nutrition concepts in action".
- Chapter Tests.
- Topic Tests with additional review questions for each chapter.
- "Check Your Performance" charts.
About the Author
Timothy P. Carr,
PhD, received his BS degree in biological sciences from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, in 1980. He obtained his MS degree in animal science/food science and his PhD degree in nutritional sciences from the University of Arizona in 1985 and 1989, respectively. From 1989 to 1993, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University where he studied the effects of dietary fat on heart disease. Dr. Carr was an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota from 1993 to 1996 where he conducted research and taught nutrition courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. In 1996, Dr. Carr moved to the University of Nebraska -- Lincoln where he is currently Associate Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry. His research program focuses on how dietary phytochemicals and fats affect cholesterol metabolism at the cellular level. He also teaches several courses, including Introduction to Nutrition and Advanced Nutrition for undergraduates, and Carbohydrate and Lipid Nutrition for graduates.