Nutritional Health

Nutritional Health : Strategies for Disease Prevention

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This second edition of "Nutritional Health: Strategies for Disease Prevention", remains an authoritative and comprehensive collection of cutting-edge reviews by leading authorities detailing the scientific evidence for the health effects of vitamins, minerals, functional foods, and other classes of foods. The authors provide readers with updated recommendations on a wide range of significant nutritional questions, including strategies for effective research into the relationship between diet and disease, government policy and its potential impact on the national diet, and the affect of diet on diabetes, blood lipid control, hypertension, and cancer.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 488 pages
  • 182.9 x 259.1 x 30.5mm | 1,179.35g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 28 black & white illustrations, 1 colour illustrations
  • 1588294544
  • 9781588294548
  • 2,390,271

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Reviews of the First edition "Given the amount and complexity of nutrition research, this book provides a valuable contribution to providers requiring comprehensive yet accessible information. The author's objective to provide strategies for prevention are well met... The book is written for health providers at all levels, from student to practitioner, from nutrition and nursing to medicine. The editors and contributors include leading authorities on various topics... Chapters are of appropriate length, with concise but balanced information provided in a reader-friendly, subtitled format. Summaries at the end of each chapter provide quick reference for topics such as hypertension and cancer risk. Unique features include timely discussions of nutrition information on the Internet and advertising effects on public health... It is a good reference for those not interested in wading through large references to find the most pertinent information." -Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal "This volume in the Nutrition and Health series focuses on the potential role of diet in achieving maximum health throughout the life span...It is timely, authoritative, and clearly written, with appropriate referencing and index. It will be particularly useful for university-level courses on nutrition and health." - Food and Nutrition Bulletin "...this book is a useful addition to the biomedical and health literature." -Pathways: The Novartis Journal "Nutrional Health: Strategies for Disease Prevention fills a unique niche among books available for health professionals and is therefore recommended as a valuable reference work for physicians, nurses, dieticians, and health professional students. It can be best used as an introduction to the many topics covered in the chapters, to direct readers to other primary sources of information, and to provoke discussion concerning emerging, complex, and controversial issues in nutrition and disease prevention and management." -American Journal of Medicine From the Foreword... "...a remarkable achievement and a fascinating read...[I] recommend it to all health care professionals, researchers, and students interested in the promotion of optimal health." -David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical Schoolshow more

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Now going into its second much-expanded edition, the highly praised Nutritional Health, Strategies for Disease Prevention has been brought fully up to date to include all the new thinking and discoveries that have the greatest capacity to improve human health and nutritional advancement. The authors provide extensive, in-depth chapters covering the most important aspects of the complex interactions between diet, its nutrient components, and their impacts on disease states, and on those health conditions that increase the risk of chronic disease. Although obesity, weight control, diabetes, and other chronic diseases associated with obesity are emphasized, the major chronic diseases are all thoroughly reviewed, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease, as well as age-related diseases. There is also a wealth of updated material on novel substances, such as long-chain fatty acids, flavonoids, carotenoids, herbs, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, amino acids, and other dietary components, and on almost 100 websites to help readers identify excellent sources of information. Up to date and comprehensive, Nutritional Health: Strategies for Disease Prevention, Second Edition offers physicians, dietitians, and nutritionists a practical, data-driven, integrated resource to help evaluate the critical role of nutrition-especially in the at-risk populations-in optimizing health and preventing chronic illnesses.show more

Table of contents

Impact of Nutritional Epidemiology Barrie M. Margetts Challenges in Research in Nutritional Epidemiology David R. Jacobs, Jr. The Nutrition Transition is Speeding Up: A Global Perspective Barry M. Popkin Medical Nutrition Therapy for Diabetes: Prioritizing Recommendations Based on Evidence Marion J. Franz Diet and the Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes Norman J. Temple and Nelia P. Steyn Diet and the Control of Blood Lipids Tricia L. Psota, Sarah K. Gebauer, Gigi Meyer, and Penny M. Kris-Etherton Diet and Blood Pressure: Moving Beyond Preoccupation With Salt to Composite Dietary Patterns Karen E. Charlton Fish, n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids, and Cardiovascular Disease Jayne V. Woodside and Ian S. Young Diet and Cancer Prevention Cindy D. Davis and John A. Milner Health Benefits of Phytochemicals in Whole Foods Rui Hai Liu Herbs as Useful Adjuncts to Manage Chronic Diseases Winston J. Craig What Are the Health Implications of Alcohol Consumption? Eric Rimm and Norman J. Temple Diet in the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity Sahaspahorn Paeratakul, George A. Bray, and Barry M. Popkin Diets and Exercise Programs for Weight Loss Lisa Sanders, Kathleen Page, Dena Bravata, and Marguerite Brainerd The Developmental Origins of Chronic Disease in Adult Life David J. P. Barker Trends in Dietary Guidelines Around the Global Village Jayne V. Woodside, Geraldine Cuskelly, and Norman J. Temple Marketing Dietary Supplements for Health and Profit Norman J. Temple and Diane H. Morris Optimizing Nutrition for Exercise and Sports Richard B. Kreider and Brian Leutholtz Novel Foods: Today's Functional Foods Marketplace Jill K. Rippe Functional Foods: A Critical Appraisal Ted Wilson and David R. Jacobs, Jr. Use of Biotechnology to Improve Food Production and Quality Travis J. Knight and Donald C. Beitz Food Industry and Political Influences on American Nutrition Marion Nestle, Ted Wilson, and Audrey Balay-Karperien Population Nutrition, Health Promotion, and Government Policy Norman J. Temple and Marion Nestle Dietary Intake, Cardiovascular Disease, and Sociodemographic Characteristics Lyn M. Steffen Core Concepts in Nutritional Anthropology Sera L. Young and Gretel H. Pelto Nutrition on the Internet Tony Helman Indexshow more

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