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TitlePreventive Nutrition [electronic resource] : The Comprehensive Guide for Health Professionals / edited by Adrianne Bendich, Richard J. Deckelbaum
ImprintTotowa, NJ : Humana Press : Imprint: Humana Press, 1997
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-6242-6
Descript XXI, 581 p. 13 illus. online resource

SUMMARY

In Preventive Nutrition leading medical authorities and clinicians comprehensively review and critically assess the newest nutritional approaches to preventing or delaying disease processes. Along the way these distinguished scientists develop specific nutrient recommendations and illuminate not only the relationship between diet on the one hand and cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes on the other, but also the dietary prevention of cataracts, osteoporosis, and immune dysfunction. In addition they examine the exciting current research linking nutritional status with the prevention of birth defects, as well as with the optimization of the health and intellectual capacity of children. Their pathbreaking reviews clearly spell out the public health implications of preventive nutrition strategies for the US and Europe, as well as emerging nations and developing countries worldwide. Preventive Nutrition will immediately become today's single most comprehensive resource for health professionals seeking to improve individual health outcomes through nutrition. The book will also play a key role in helping to design better national and local disease prevention programs that will enhance the health status of individuals and populations at large


CONTENT

1 Public Health Implications of Preventive Nutrition -- 2 Diet and Childhood Cancer: Preliminary Evidence -- 3 Prevention of Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers -- 4 Diet and Nutrition in the Etiology and Primary Prevention of Colon Cancer -- 5 Nutrition and Breast Cancer -- 6 Preventive Nutrition and Lung Cancer -- 7 Nonnutritive Components in Foods as Modifiers of the Cancer Process -- 8 Dietary Fat and Coronary Heart Disease -- 9 Antioxidant Vitamins and Cardiovascular Disease -- 10 Iron and Heart Disease: A Review of the Epidemiologic Data -- 11 Homocysteine, Folic Acid, and Cardiovascular Disease Risk -- 12 Omega-3 Fatty Acids from Fish: Primary and Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease -- 13 The Relationship Between Nutritional Factors and Age-Related Macular Degeneration -- 14 Antioxidant Status and Risk for Cataract -- 15 Osteoporosis: Vitamins, Minerals, and Other Micronutrients -- 16 Antioxidant Nutrients and Prevention of Oxidant-Mediated, Smoking-Related Diseases -- 17 Micronutrients and Immunity in Older People -- 18 Impact of Vitamin A on Immunity and Infection in Developing Countries -- 19 Folic Acid-Containing Multivitamins and Primary Prevention of Birth Defects -- 20 Nutritional Prevention of DNA Damage to Sperm and Consequent Risk Reduction in Birth Defects and Cancer in Offspring -- 21 Maternal Nutrition and Preterm Delivery -- 22 Dietary Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids for Optimal Neurodevelopment: Recommendations for Perinatal Nutrition -- 23 Potential Benefits of Preventive Nutrition Strategies: Lessons for the United States -- 24 Nutrient Addition to Foods: The Public Health Impact in Countries with Rapidly Westernizing Diets -- 25 Nutrition and Food Policy in Norway: Effects on Reduction of Coronary Heart Disease -- 26 Prevention of Pediatric Obesity: Examining the Issues and Forecasting Research Directions -- 27 Effect of Westernization of Nutritional Habits on Obesity in Latin America: Recommendations for the Region -- 28 Prevention of Malnutrition in Chile -- 29 Effects of Western Diet on Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases in Asia -- 30 Goals for Preventive Nutrition in Developing Countries -- VI Nutrition-Related Resources


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