Nutritional Aspects of Bone Health

Nutritional Aspects of Bone Health


Edited by Susan A. Lanham-New, Edited by Jean-philippe Bonjour, Contributions by National Oesteoporosis Society, Contributions by David Reid, Contributions by Ann S. Russell, Contributions by Elaine Dennison, Contributions by Cyrus Cooper, Contributions by Olof Johnell, Contributions by Fiona E. A. McGuigan, Contributions by Stuart H. Ralston

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  • Publisher: Royal Society Of Chemistry
  • Format: Hardback | 768 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 236mm x 46mm | 1,261g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0854045856
  • ISBN 13: 9780854045853
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations

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Nutritional Aspects of Bone Health provides an in-depth review of the role of diet in the development and maintenance of bone health throughout the lifecycle, and prevention of osteoporosis in later life. The book is multi-authored by the world's leading researchers in this area, who have come together to formulate the first ever textbook on nutritional aspects of bone health, and includes the current and cutting edge science underpinning the prevention of bone disease. The book is structured such that, in the first section, an overview is provided on what is meant by the terms bone health and osteoporosis and includes key areas such as epidemiology, genetics and the impact of non-nutritional exogenous factors influencing the skeleton. The second section details the established nutritional factors affecting bone health, namely calcium and vitamin D. Section three focuses on the role of macronutrients and macrominerals in bone health, namely protein, phosphorus, sodium and potassium, including the criticality of acid-base homeostasis to skeletal integrity. Section four addresses the effects of microminerals, trace elements, vitamin K, vitamin A and isoflavones on bone. Section five focuses attention on key issues connected with the influence of diet and anorexia and bulimia on bone health including nutrition and bone growth; nutrient:gene interactions; nutrient:drug interactions; and the final section discusses the effect of diet on reduction of fracture risk; the cost-effectiveness of nutritional supplements; and nutritional strategies for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. The book is targeted at a number of key audiences. Whilst there is a focus on the academic research world and those principally involved in education, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, the book will also be of considerable interest to those participating in the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis, namely those working in the medical and health promotion fields. Furthermore, Nutritional Aspects of Bone Health will be of particular interest to the food industry as the popularity of foods designed to target specific health issues increases, and nutritional therapy has a critical role to play in this major public health problem.

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Highly recommended for undergraduate and postgraduate students in medical or food science, and will also be of value to workers in medical and health promotion, and nutritional therapy. -- Carbohydrate Polymers, 58 (2004) 359-361 (John F Kennedy) Carbohydrate Polymers A well-written and informative book, a first as a textbook on the subject of nutrition and bone health...should provide much useful and interesting information to nutrition students and allied health professionals as well as to scientists in the field of nutrition and bone health. -- Food Australia, Vol.56, No.12, December 2004 (Associate Professor Marlena Kruger) Comprehensive and impressive...a valuable source of information for all working in the bone field and for health professionals. -- Public Health Nutrition, 8(2), 217-218 (Christel Lamberg-Allardt) Public Health Nutrition An excellent reference with comprehensive information on a range of relevant nutritional topics. I would highly recommend it. -- Osteoporosis Review, 2004, Vol.12, No.2 (Terence O'Neill) Osteoporosis Review I would strongly recommend this book as an essential 'key text' in the libraries of all universities involved in the teaching of nutrition. -- Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 2004, 17, p.481 (Dr Ruth Ash RPHN) Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics - NO BOOKS

Table of contents

Defining bone health: an overview of osteoporosis; Epidemiology and public health impact of osteoporosis; Non-nutritional risk factors for bone fragility; Genetic factors influencing bone health; Rickets, osteomalacia and other metabolic bone disease: influence of nutrition; Assessment of dietary intake and nutritional status; Nutritional aspects of bone growth: an overview; Calcium and bone health; Role of vitamin D in hip fracture prevention; Protein and skeletal health; Influence of phosphorus on bone health; Sodium effects on bone and calcium metabolism; Role of the skeleton in acid-base balance; Vitamin K and skeletal health; Role of magnesium in optimising skeletal integrity; Role of trace elements in osteoporosis; Vitamin A and fracture risk; Influence of food groupings on the skeleton; Effects of soy isoflavones on bone; Caffeine and alcohol: effects on osteoporosis risk; Influence of diet on bone health: the twin model approach; Nutrient:gene interactions influencing the skeleton; Nutrition & bone health in Asian women; Nutrition and Bone Health in Middle Eastern Women; Interaction between nutrition & physical activity and skeletal health; Interaction between drug therapies and nutrition; Weight reduction and bone health; Influence of anorexia & bulimia on osteoporosis risk; Nutrition & bone health: effects of pregnancy and lactation; Effect of diet on fracture risk reduction in populations; Cost effectiveness of nutritional supplements for treatment of osteoporosis; Nutritional strategies for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in populations & individuals