Nutrition: From Science to Life brings the science of nutrition off the pages of a book and into the lives of the reader. All introductory nutrition courses offer students basic information about nutrients, their functions in the body, and sources in the diet. This science-based text strengthens this foundation by providing the readers with the "how"and the "why" behind the nutrition issues. This understanding allows students to carry their knowledge out of the classroom and into their everyday lives both as consumers and as future scientists and health professionals.This book is intended as an introductory text for a science-oriented nutrition course. A college student at any level,freshman to senior, will be comfortable with the material. Although there are no prerequisites for a course at this level, the clinical flavor, strong biochemistry/metabolism coverage, and in-depth approach to science and nutritionalresearch make this a text that will prepare nutrition majors and other science majors for their future studies and careers. It is appropriate for either a one- or a two-semester course.