When you have completed this section, you should be able to

• describe some factors that influence hunger and satiety;

• define nutrient and list the six major categories of nutrients;

• state the function of each class of macronutrients, the approximate amounts required in the diet, and some major dietary sources of each;

• name the blood lipoproteins, state their functions, and describe how they differ from each other; and

• name the major vitamins and minerals required by the body and the general functions they serve.

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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