In this volume, the subject of metabolic regulation is placed in a human context. The components of food are followed as they are processed from ingestion through digestion and absorption to their distribution to the tissues, storage and mobilization and ultimate oxidation. The way in which these processes are regulated by the endocrine and nervous systems is described, as well as the metabolic adjustments necessitated by "extreme conditions" such as fasting and strenuous exercise. There is also some discussion on the conditions in which normal metabolic regulation is disturbed: diabetes, dyslipoproteinaemias and obesity. A complementary title to this book is "Understanding the Control of Metabolism".
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The important Third Edition of this successful book conveys a modern and integrated picture of metabolism and metabolic regulation. Explaining difficult concepts with unequalled clarity, author Keith Frayn provides the reader with an essential guide to the subject. Covering topics such as energy balance, body weight regulation and how the body copes with extreme situations, this book illustrates how metabolic regulation allows the human body to adapt to many different conditions. Changes throughout the new edition include:
Frayn has written a book which will continue to be an extremely valuable tool for scientists, practitioners and students working and studying across a broad range of allied health sciences including medicine, biochemistry, nutrition, dietetics, sports science and nursing.
About the Author:
Keith Frayn is Professor of Human Metabolism at the University of Oxford.
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Descripción Portland Pr, 1996. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111855780488