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TitlePrimary and Secondary Preventive Nutrition [electronic resource] / edited by Adrianne Bendich, Richard J. Deckelbaum
ImprintTotowa, NJ : Humana Press : Imprint: Humana Press, 2001
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Descript XIV, 465 p. online resource


At a time when health professionals regularly interact with patients who are unclear about what constitutes appropriate nutrition or who exhibit little personal dietary control, the need to establish effective nutritional strategies for the prevention of disease and the promotion of health has become critical. In Primary and Secondary Preventive Nutrition, leading international physicians and researchers illuminate the role of diet, dietary factors, and nutrients in optimizing health and reducing the risk of specific disease conditions in both healthy individuals and those with pre-existing conditions. These experts present balanced reviews of the latest research on the role of nutrition in preventing and slowing the progression of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, renal disease, obesity, osteoporosis, osteoarthtitis, and autoimmune disease. They also provide new insights of great value to the consumer on the effects of soy, fiber, and retinoids, as well as on the contrasting effects of trans- vs long chain fatty acids. Each chapter concludes with the authors' reader-friendly assessment of the current state of the science, as well as clear recommendations based on the totality of clinical evidence. Up-to-date and authoritative, Primary and Secondary Preventive Nutrition constitutes the single most comprehensive resource for health professionals seeking to improve individual health outcomes through nutrition. It provides balanced, well documented answers to the most frequently asked questions concerning preventive nutrition, as well as a sound basis for discussing the public health implications of preventive nutrition strategies and their effects on health care costs


I Introduction -- 1 Preventive Nutrition: A Historic Perspective and Future Economic Outlook -- II Cancer -- 2 Vitamin Supplements and Cancer Risk: Epidemiologic Research and Recommendations -- 3 Soy and Cancer Prevention -- 4 Micronutrients as Intermediate Biomarkers in Chemotherapy and Enhancement for Cancer Treatments -- III Cardiovascular/Renal Disease, Diabetes, and Obesity -- 5 Health Effects of Trans Fatty Acids -- 6 Antioxidant Vitamins and Atherosclerosis -- 7 Oxidative Stress and Antioxidants in Type 2 Diabetes -- 8 Hyperhomocysteinemia, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease -- 9 Genetic and Environmental Influences on Obesity -- 10 Obesity and Insulin Resistance in Childhood and Adolescence -- 11 Can Childhood Obesity Be Prevented? -- 12 Obesity and Chronic Disease: Impact of Weight Reduction -- 13 Meal Replacement Products and Fat Substitutes in Weight Control and Maintenance -- IV Growth, Immunity, and Infection -- 14 Role of Long-Chain Polyunstaturated Fatty Acids in Infant Growth and Development -- 15 Vitamin A-Related Childhood Blindness, Mortality, and Morbidity: Interventions for Prevention -- 16 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Autoimmune Diseases -- V Bone Diseases -- 17 Osteoarthritis: Role of Nutrition and Dietary Supplement Interventions -- 18 Calcium Requirements During Treatment of Osteoporosis in Women: Calcium Supplements Alone and in Association with Antiresorptive Drugs in Osteoporosis -- VI Critical Issues for the 21st Century -- 19 Preventive Nutrition Issues in Ethnic and Socioeconomic Groups in the United States -- 20 Micronutrient Deficiencies: First Link in a Chain of Nutritional and Health Events in Economic Crises -- 21 Alcohol: The Balancing Act -- 22 Health Claims for Foods and Dietary Supplements in the United States and Japan -- 23 Incorporating Preventive Nutrition into Medical School Curricula -- 24 Preventive Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle: A Cost-Effective Approach to Improved Health -- VII Nutrition-Related Resources -- Books Related to Primary and Secondary Preventive Nutrition -- Websites of Interest

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