Understanding Normal and Clinical Nutrition, Seventh Edition by Sharon Rady Rolfes

By Sharon Rady Rolfes

Figuring out basic AND medical meals, 7th variation, offers the most up-tp-date and entire assurance of either "normal" nutrients, resembling digestion and metabolism, nutrients, and lifestyles cycle meals, in addition to "clinical" nutrients on the topic of illnesses, resembling food and gastrointestinal, liver, and cardiovascular illnesses. The textual content additionally includes a variety of studying instruments designed to assist scholars either continue the knowledge and observe their wisdom in order that they are larger ready to paintings in a medical surroundings. beneficial properties comprise case reviews, "How To" containers with examples of problem-solving in actual global occasions, and learn questions that additional conceptual figuring out of the cloth. whatever the scholars' direction historical past, the textual content is equipped and written in a transparent, effortless to persist with layout that may have interaction and permit them to be actively excited by the sector of foodstuff.

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Randomization (RAN-dom-ihZAY-shun): a process of choosing the members of the experimental and control groups without bias. replication (REP-lee-KAY-shun): repeating an experiment and getting the same results. ” If it hasn’t, the scientist will withhold judgment regarding the finding’s validity. subjects: the people or animals participating in a research project. theory: a tentative explanation that integrates many and diverse findings to further the understanding of a defined topic. validity (va-LID-ih-tee): having the quality of being founded on fact or evidence.

As the figure shows, research always begins with a problem or a Formulate a hypothesis—a tentative solution to the problem or answer to question. For example, “What foods or nutrients might protect the question—and make a prediction that can be tested. ” Then they systematically conEXPERIMENT duct research studies to collect data that will test the hypothesis (see Design a study and conduct the the glossary on p. 14 for definitions of research terms). Some examresearch to collect relevant data. ples of various types of research designs are presented in Figure 1-4.

North Atlantic Ocean CASE-CONTROL Blood cholesterol Researchers compare people who do and do not have a given condition such as a disease, closely matching them in age, gender, and other key variables so that differences in other factors will stand out. These differences may account for the condition in the group that has it. Example. The people of the Mediterranean region drink lots of wine, eat plenty of fat from olive oil, and have a lower incidence of heart disease than northern Europeans and North Americans.

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