Foods and Dietary Supplements in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease in Older Adults

Foods and Dietary Supplements in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease in Older Adults

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Foods and Dietary Supplements in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease in Older Adults focuses on the ways in which food and dietary supplements affect the major health problems of aging adults. Researchers in nutrition, diet, epidemiology, and aging studies, as well as healthcare providers who work with elderly patients will use this comprehensive resource as a tool in their long-term goal of preventing and treating chronic disease within the elderly.

This book brings together a broad range of experts working on the different aspects of foods and dietary supplements (vitamins, herbs, plant extracts, etc.) in health promotion and disease prevention. They have contributed chapters which define a range of ways in which foods, nutriceuticals, and dietary supplements prevent disease and promote health in older adults. They begin by reviewing the medicinal role of foods, herbal, and dietary supplements in health promotion in older adults, as well as some of the most commonly used supplements in elder "self-medication." They review the most recent studies of how foods, herbal, and dietary supplements are effective in the prevention and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other obesity associated diseases in older adults. Then they consider alcohol, other drugs, and plant based drugs of abuse which can adversely affect the health of older adults. Lastly, they consider foods and dietary supplements in gene regulation in older adults.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 398 pages
  • 222 x 284 x 24mm | 1,359.98g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0124186807
  • 9780124186804

Table of contents

Section 1: Non-Nutritional Components in Diet and Supplements, Nutraceuticals and Their Role in Health Promotion in the Mature Adult 1. A Traditional Elder's Anti-Aging Cornucopia of North American Plants 2. Alzheimer's Disease: Current perspectives - Animal models, Drugs under Development and Potential Nutritional Intervention 3. Amla in the prevention of ageing: scientific validation of the ethnomedicinal claims 4. Sarcopenia - Potential beneficial effects of creatine supplementation 5. Dietary spices in the prevention of Rheumatoid arthritis: past, present and future 6. Medicinal benefits of ginger in various gastrointestinal ailments: usefulness in geriatric conditions 7. Foods and Dietary supplements in the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases in older adults Section 2: Nutraceuticals in Chronic Disease and Cancer Therapy in Seniors 8. Targeting Mitochondrial for Healthy Brain Aging 9. The Progression of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Lifestyle Intervention in Older Adults 10. Usefulness of Tea (Camellia sinensis L. Kuntze) as a hepatoprotective agent in geriatric conditions 11. Fruits in the prevention of cataractogenesis by targeting the aldose reductase: promise from preclinical observations 12. Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) in the treatment of osteoarthritis: clinical observations 13. Natural polyphenols targeted tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) signaling pathway for cancer chemoprevention 14. Usefulness of the Ayurvedic drug Triphala in medical conditions afflicting the older adults 15. Usefulness of Ayurvedic medicinal plants as immunomodulators in geriatrics: preclinical studies 16. The health benefits of Indian traditional Ayurvedic Rasayanas (antiaging) drugs: a review 17. Can phytochemicals be effective in preventing ethanol-induced hepatotoxicity in geriatric population? An evidence based revisit 18. Chamomile: A herbal agent for the treatment of old age diseases Section 3: Nutritional Approaches to Therapy in Clinical Medicine in Old Age 19. Effects of omega-3 fatty acids on neurodegenerative diseases and stroke 20. Selenium Binding Protein 1: A Moonlight Protein 21. Selenium and senescence: center on genome maintenance 22. Nutritional strategies against sarcopenia of aging: current evidence and future directions 23. Minerals and Older Adults 24. Vitamin D and Immunity 25. Micronutrients and Ginseng for Immune Support in Older Adults 26. The role of micronutrients in preventing infections in the elderly Section 4: Food and Supplements in Chronic Heart Diseases, Obesity and Stroke 27. Dietary protein and the risk of stroke 28. Care for stroke patients with eating difficulties 29. Homocysteine, B-vitamins and cardiovascular risk 30. Changes in Postprandial Blood Pressure in the Elderly 31. Diet modification after acute events 32. The Effects of Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid Deficiencies on Stroke, and Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid Supplements 33. Nutritional Data in the Prevention and Therapy of Peripheral Arterial Disease 34. Vitamin D deficiency and anemia in heart failure 35. Metabolic Syndrome: Diet, Obesity and Chronic Inflammation
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Review quote

"...a great reference for clinicians working with older adults. Its concise, up-to-date review of research and benefits of herbs and supplements makes it essential for useful conversations that clinicians can have with patients using these products. Score: 80 - 3 Stars." --Doody's
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About Ronald Ross Watson

Ronald Ross Watson PhD is a professor of Health Promotion Sciences in the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. He was one of the founding members of this school serving the mountain west of the USA. He is a professor of Family and Community Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of Arizona. He began his research in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health as a fellow in 1971 doing field work on vaccines in Saudi Arabia. He has done clinical studies in Colombia, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and USA which provides a broad international view of public health. He has served in the military reserve hospital for 17 years with extensive training in medical responses to disasters as the chief biochemistry officer of a general hospital, retiring at a Lt. Colonel. He published 450 papers, and presently directs or has directed several NIH funded biomedical grants relating to alcohol and disease particularly immune function and cardiovascular effects including studying complementary and alternative medicines. Professor Ronald Ross Watson was Director of a National Institutes of Health funded Alcohol Research Center for 5 years. The main goal of the Center was to understand the role of ethanol-induced immunosuppression on immune function and disease resistance in animals. He is an internationally recognized alcohol-researcher, nutritionist and immunologist. He also initiated and directed other NIH-associated work at The University of Arizona, College of Medicine. Dr. Watson has funding from companies and non-profit foundations to study bioactive foods' components in health promotion. Professor Watson attended the University of Idaho, but graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, with a degree in Chemistry in 1966. He completed his Ph.D. degree in 1971 in Biochemistry from Michigan State University. His postdoctoral schooling was completed at the Harvard School of Public Health in Nutrition and Microbiology, including a two-year postdoctoral research experience in immunology. Professor Watson is a distinguished member of several national and international nutrition, immunology, and cancer societies. Overall his career has involved studying many foods for their uses in health promotion. He has edited 120 biomedical reference books, particularly in health and 450 papers and chapters. His teaching and research in foods, nutrition and bacterial disease also prepare him to edit this book. He has 4 edited works on nutrition in aging. He has extensive experience working with natural products, alcohol, exercise, functional foods and dietary extracts for health benefits and safety issues, including getting 12 patents. Dr. Watson has done laboratory studies in mice on immune functions that decline with aging and the role of supplements in delaying this process as modified by alcohol and drugs of abuse.
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