Understanding Nutrition

Understanding Nutrition Author(s): Eleanor Noss Whitney, Sharon Rady Rolfes

Difference between 14th and 13th editions
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Key differences between 14th and 13th editions

  • Time lapse between current and previous editions: 3 years (2015 vs 2012).
  • Major changes between the Fourteenth and Thirteenth Editions:
  • Chapter 1:
    • Table on six classes of nutrients
    • New term in glossary registered dietitian nutritionist
  • Chapter 2:
    • Figure 2.9 illustrates differences and changes in Nutrition Facts Label
    • Example of front-of-package labeling
  • Chapter 3: Material in gastrointestinal microbiome
  • Chapter 4:
    • Table showing the glycemic index of common foods
    • Table listing the purposes of added sugars to foods
  • Chapter 5:
    • Table which defines desirable blood lipid levels
    • List of fat options among the protein foods
    • Figure on how to read labels on Omega-3 supplements
  • Chapter 7:
    • Examples of alcohol beverage labels
  • Chapter 8:
    • Tables on estimating energy expended on basal metabolism and on the thermic effect of food
    • New term Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport
    • Adverse consequences of inadequate energy intake
    • Discussion of food addiction
  • Chapter 9:
    • Material on brite/beige adipocytes
    • Latest FDA approved weight loss drugs Belviq® (lorcaserin) and Qsymia® (phentermine and topiramate)
    • Table of health strategies to prevent obesity in the United States
  • Chapter 11: Discussion on "golden rice", a genetically engineered rice to biosynthesize beta-carotene.
  • Chapter 13: List of dietary factors that influence iron absorption.
  • Chapter 14:
    • Table demonstrating difference between heat stroke and hypothermia
    • Discussion about beta-alanine, a non-essential amino acid.
  • Chapter 15:
    • Benefits of The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
    • Risk factors for gestational diabetes
  • Chapter 16:
    • Table on protective factors in breast milk
    • List of common choking items
    • Discussion of new school meal programs
  • Chapter 17: Picture comparing healthy lens versus cataract lens
  • Chapter 18:
    • Lists of nutrients known to play important roles in immune function
    • Discussion on fasting blood glucose test and A1C test for diabetes
  • Chapter 19:
    • Information on ultra-processed foods, the products that combine processed ingredients
    • Paragraph on arsenic contamination
14th Edition of
Understanding Nutrition
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ISBN-10: 1305617770
ISBN-13: 9781305617773
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13th Edition of
Understanding Nutrition
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12th Edition of
Understanding Nutrition
Hardcover, 960 pages
ISBN-10: 0538734655
ISBN-13: 9780538734653
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