Preventive Nutrition

Preventive Nutrition : The Comprehensive Guide for Health Professionals

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This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date review of the nutritional strategies available for the prevention of disease and the promotion of health through nutrition. This new edition of over 900 pages combines fully updated versions of the best chapters of the first two editions with updated critical chapters from the much-praised "Primary and Secondary Preventive Nutrition", and adds 16 new chapters to "Preventive Nutrition, Second Edition". All new reviews cover lycopene, tomatoes and prostate cancer, soy and cancer prevention, the effects of dietary supplement use on prescription drugs, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and balanced, data-driven reviews of the effects of antioxidant supplements on health outcomes, and more. Of special interest are the new chapters as well as the extensively revised chapters on drug/nutrient interactions, health economics, nutraceuticals, Federal Drug Administration regulations for supplements, carotenoids, the elderly, children, diet and cancer risk, obesity as a chronic disease, diabetes, and immune function. By synthesizing the latest data and integrating it into the broad body of existing information, this book provides in-depth guidance on nutrition and the prevention of cancer, cardiovascular disease, bone diseases, obesity, and diabetes, and on achieving optimal pregnancies and birth outcomes. A major unique feature is the inclusion of chapters that describe examples of nutrition intervention strategies that actually improved the health of nations, such as in Norway and Chile, and that critically analyze the health effects of Western diets in Asia. The potential economic benefits of implementing preventive nutrition strategies are also more

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 984 pages
  • 180.3 x 259.1 x 40.6mm | 1,723.67g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 100 black & white illustrations, 1 black & white halftones, 99 black & white line drawings
  • 1588294455
  • 9781588294456

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Preventive Nutrition, 2nd edition has expanded to keep abreast of recent developments in nutritional sciences, is an extremely important and timely resource for physicians and other health professionals to seek valuable nutritional information...[It} encompasses a broad range of topics, from cancer and cardiovascular disease to infectious disease in children, and from reproductive and prenatal nutrition to global public health nutrition strategies. This book is notable not only for its comprehensiveness but also its up-to-date scientific information...Many cutting-edge developments in nutrition and health are reviewed in detail...This book gives careful consideration to practical dietary recommendations for all relevant nutritional factors...The integration of theory and practice will undoubtedly benefit physicians and other health professionals in achieving a deeper understanding of nutritional sciences and providing dietary counseling. Drs. Bendich and Deckelbaum are to be commended for Preventive Nutrition, 2nd edition, which remains the most comprehensive and up-to-date textbook in the field. - Foreword by Frank B. Hu, MD, PhD, Harvard School of Public Health, and JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA This book is recommended for the health professional as a readable, concise resource for up-to-date information. - American Journal of Clinical Nutrition " an outstanding book a very important contribution that will be of great value to many healthcare workers in the US and abroad." 4 Stars! - Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal "Scientists and clinicians in the field of nutrition and related fields must own this book to have a truly complete library provides a valuable resource to assess the latest thinking about a nutrient and health-risk reduction." - American Scientist " an excellent source for the health care practitioner who wants to more clearly understand all the pertinent issues in nutrition as they relate to the current health of his or her patients." - Journal of the American College of Nutrition " an excellent resource for public health professionals looking for accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive information on current research and recommendations on nutrition in the prevention of disease and disability." - Canadian Journal of Public Health " highly recommended " - Food and Nutrition Bulletin Reviews of the first edition: an excellent source for the healthcare practitioner who wants to more clearly understand all the pertinent issues in nutrition as they relate to the current health of his or her patients strongly recommend[ed] to anyone in the field of primary care or nutrition for quick reference. - Journal of the American College of Nutrition easy to read It could provide invaluable information to those developing nutrition intervention strategies and would make an invaluable resource to seek and purchase for reference libraries. - Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics this book is highly recommended, not only for its practical and objective coverage of many important nutritional and health issues, but also for the concise summaries and specific recommendations on them at the end of each chapter. - Food and Nutrition Bulletin "This book should appeal to a broad audience of nutritionists, dietitians, healthcare providers, educators, and a substantial number of the lay public...The chapters generally have an abundance of tables and a modest number of figures that summarize the findings of a large number of scientific investigations...This is an outstanding book...It is a very important contribution that will be of great value to many healthcare workers in the U.S. and abroad. It serves as a milepost of important nutritional measures for the prevention of chronic disease."4 STARS - Doody's Health Science Book Review Journal an excellent resource for public health professionals looking for accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive information on current research and recommendations on nutrition in the prevention of disease and disability. - Canadian Journal of Public Health an important resource for physicians interested in nutrition provides a scientific basis to evaluate the health claims of nutritional products [and] answer the nutritional inquiries of patients nothing quite like it in scope and achievement for dealing with preventive nutrition. - Endocrinologist should find a place on the bookshelves of all health profesionals who recognise the role of diet in health promotion; in particular, dieticians, nutritionists and medical practitioners who are regularly faced with questions on nutrition and disease prevention. - South African Medical Journalshow more

Table of contents

I. Preventive Nutrition Overview Preventive Nutrition: A Historic Perspective and Future Economic Outlook Nancy D. Ernst and J. Michael McGinnis II. Cancer Prevention Prevention of Cancers of the Esophagus and Stomach Elizabeth T. H. Fontham and L. Joseph Su Non-Nutritive Components in Foods as Modifiers of the Cancer Process Keith W. Singletary, Steven J. T. Jackson, and John A. Milner Dietary Supplements and Cancer Risk: Epidemiological Research and Recommendations Marian L. Neuhouser, Ruth E. Patterson, Alan R. Kristal, and Emily White Soy Consumption and Cancer Prevention: A Critical Review Jin-Rong Zhou and John W. Erdman, Jr. Tomato, Lycopene, and Prostate Cancer Jessica K. Campbell and John W. Erdman, Jr. III. Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Iron and Heart Disease: A Review of the Epidemiological Data Christopher T. Sempos, Richard F. Gillum, and Anne C. Looker Homocysteine, Folic Acid, and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Shirley A. A. Beresford and Arno G. Motulsky n-3 Fatty Acids from Fish and Plants: Primary and Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease William E. Connor and Sonja L. Connor Antioxidant Vitamin Supplementation and Cardiovascular Disease Howard N. Hodis, Wendy J. Mack, and Alex Sevanian Health Effects of Trans Fatty Acids Ronald P. Mensink and Susanne H. F. Vermunt IV. Diabetes and Obesity Obesity and Insulin Resistance in Childhood and Adolescence Erik Bergstrom and Olle Hernell Prevention of Pediatric Obesity: Examining the Issues and Forecasting Research Directions Myles S. Faith, Christina J. Calamaro, Angelo Pietrobelli, Meredith S. Dolan, David B. Allison, and Steven B. Heymsfield Can Childhood Obesity Be Prevented?: Preschool Nutrition and Obesity Christine L. Williams Obesity and Chronic Disease: Impact of Weight Reduction Henry I. Frier and Harry L. Greene V. Bone Diseases Osteoarthritis: Role of Nutrition and Dietary Supplement Interventions Timothy E. McAlindon Calcium Requirements During Treatment of Osteoporosis in Women Richard Eastell Osteoporosis: Protein, Minerals, Vitamins, and Other Micronutrients Robert P. Heaney VI. Prevention of Major Disabilities: Improvement in Health Outcomes Antioxidant Status and Risk for Cataract Mark Siegal, Chung-Jung Chiu, and Allen Taylor Antioxidant Nutrients and Prevention of Oxidant-Mediated Diseases Ronald Anderson Nutritional Supplements and Upper Respiratory Tract Illnesses in Young Children in the United States Linda A. Linday Micronutrients and Immunity in Older People John D. Bogden and Donald B. Louria Vitamin A and the Prevention of Morbidity, Mortality, and Blindness Richard D. Semba VII. Optimal Pregnancy/Infancy Outcomes Folic Acid-Containing Multivitamins and Primary Prevention of Birth Defects Andrew E. Czeizel Maternal Nutrition and Preterm Delivery Theresa O. Scholl Dietary Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids for Optimal Neurodevelopment: Recommendations for Perinatal Nutrition Ricardo Uauy, Patricia Mena, Adolfo Llanos, and Patricio Peirano Micronutrient Deficiencies and Maternal Thinness: First Chain in the Sequence of Nutritional and Health Events in Economic Crises Martin W. Bloem, Saskia de Pee, and Ian Darnton-Hill VIII. Preventive Nutrition: Global Perspectives Potential Benefits of Preventive Nutrition Strategies: Lessons for the United States Walter C. Willett Nutrition and Food Policy in Norway: Effects on Reduction of Coronary Heart Disease Kaare R. Norum, Gunn-Elin A. Bjorneboe, Arne Oshaug, Grete Botten, and Lars Johansson Prevention of Malnutrition in Chile Fernando Monckeberg Barros Effect of Westernization of Nutritional Habits on Obesity Prevalence in Latin America: Analysis and Recommendations Jaime Rozowski, Oscar Castillo, and Manuel Moreno Effects of Western Diet on Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases in Asia Kaichi Kida, Koji Takemoto, Sei Won Yang, and Supawadee Likitmaskul IX. Critical Issues for the 21st Century Alcohol: The Balancing Act William E. M. Lands Influence of Medication on Nutritional Status Joseph I. Boullata Health Claims for Foods and Dietary Supplements: Current and Emerging Policies Annette Dickinson Teaching Preventive Nutrition in Medical Schools Martin Kohlmeier and Steven H. Zeisel Preventive Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle: A Cost-Effective Approach to Improved Health Adrianne Bendich and Richard J. Deckelbaum Appendix A: Related Readings Appendix B: Web Sites of Interest Indexshow more

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