Biochemical, Physiological & Molecular Aspects of Human Nutrition by Martha H. Stipanuk and Marie A Caudill is a valuable, comprehensive text for physicians and medical students. Laypersons who are doing their own study of nutritional issues will also find it a goldmine of information.
In its third edition this text valuable focuses on the biology of human nutrition at the molecular, cellular, tissue, and whole-body levels. It addresses nutrients by classification, and describes macronutrient function from digestion to metabolism. This edition includes the new MyPlate dietary guide and recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010, plus coverage of the historical evolution of nutrition and information on a wide range of vitamins, minerals, and other food components.