Molecular Nutrition and Genomics: Nutrition and the Ascent of Humankind

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John Wiley & Sons, 16 juil. 2007 - 288 pages
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This fascinating book draws it subject matter from a range ofrelevant disciplines that extend from molecular nutrition,nutritional sciences, and nutrition dietetics through to genetics,genomics, and anthropology. It presents a vital portrait of theabsolutely fundamental role that nutrition has played and continuesto play in shaping who and what human beings are, as well as wherethey evolved from, and where they may be heading as a species.

Molecular Nutrition: Nutrition and the Evolution ofHumankind:

  • Blends coverage of the molecular mechanisms that underpinnutrient-gene interactions with evolutionary theory
  • Takes a molecular biological approach to problem solving, andmoves nutrition away from its dietetic and anthropological originsto the front lines of genomic research
  • Covers key concepts in molecular biology; the –omicsrevolution and bioinformatics; recent human evolution; molecularmechanisms of gene-nutrient interactions; the importance ofnutrients and genomics in disease; the evolution of micronutrientmetabolism, protein structure, and human disease; nutrients and thehuman lifecycle; contemporary dietary patterns; leading-edgelaboratory tools in nutrigenomics and human evolutionarystudies
Written by an internationally recognised expert in the field,Molecular Nutrition: Nutrition and the Evolution ofHumankind is an invaluable text and reference book for awide range of teachers, students, and researchers.
 

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Table des matières

INTRODUCTION
xii
Chapter 1Defining Important Concepts
1
Chapter 2Molecular Mechanisms of Genetic Variation Linked to Diet
19
Chapter 3Essential Nutrients and Genomic Integrity Developmental and Degenerative Correlates
40
Chapter 4Nutrients and Cerebral Function in Human Evolution
51
Chapter 5The Evolution of Micronutrient Metabolism
58
Chapter 6Evolved Refinement of the Human Lifecycle Based on Nutritional Criteria
62
Chapter 7The Evolution of Human Disease
74
Chapter 9Some NonMicronutrient Essential and Nonessential Nutrients with Molecular and Possible Evolutionary Impact
88
Chapter 10Natural Food Toxins and the Human Diet
97
Chapter 11Nutrigenomics
102
Chapter 12The Evolution of Protein Function
110
Chapter 13Leading Edge Laboratory Tools in Nutrigenomics and Human Evolutionary Studies
113
References
123
Index
133
Droits d'auteur

Chapter 8Contemporary Dietary Patterns that Work The Mediterranean Diet
82

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Mark Lucock, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in Human Molecular Nutrition at the University of Newcastle School of Environmental and Life Sciences, New South Wales, Australia. Dr. Lucock is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the field of human nutrition, nutrition and genomics, and nutrition and evolution.

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