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Digestion and Nutrition
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Robert Sullivan; Introduction by Denton A. Cooley, M.D. Texas Heart Institute Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School
  • Also available in The Human Body: How It Works set, 11-Volumes
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-10: 1604133678
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-367-7
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $37.50
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 04/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 612
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 120

Summary

Digestion is the process of taking food and nutrients into the body and making them available for use in all of the body’s processes. The digestive system breaks down food and extracts the important nutrients, eliminating the excess substances that cannot be used. These nutrients provide energy for the body to grow, function, and make repairs to itself. Digestion and Nutrition describes the path that food takes through the system, the organs involved, and how the body uses different types of nutrients, while highlighting the importance of healthy eating and the problems and diseases that can affect the digestive tract.

Specifications

Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Glossary. References. Further reading. Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Robert Sullivan, Ph.D., MT (ASCP), is an associate professor of medical laboratory sciences at Marist College. Dr. Sullivan teaches in both the medical laboratory science and the biology curriculums. His research interests include the toxic effects of heavy metals in alternative medicines, the use of medical laboratory assays to evaluate the nutritional status of athletes, and international issues in laboratory medicine.

Introduction by Denton A. Cooley, M.D., President and Surgeon-in-Chief of the Texas Heart Institute, Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas

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