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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, 2001
Edition Second Edition
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59259-236-4
Descript XVI, 504 p. 5 illus. online resource

SUMMARY

Since the widely acclaimed first edition of Preventive Nutrition: The Comprehensive Guide for Health Professionals was published in 1997, many new studies have significantly extended our understanding of the health effects of nutrition. In this richly enhanced second edition, leading nutritionists, public health experts, and clinicians update and extend this now classic guide to improving individual health outcomes through appropriate nutrition. The new edition encompasses the broadest range of topics, from cancer and cardiovascular disease to infectious disease in children, from reproductive and prenatal nutrition to global public health nutrition strategies. Each chapter provides an overview of the field, a discussion of the author's own research and its implications, and recommendations for various patient groups based on the totality of evidence rather than on the findings of any single study. Authoritative and readily accessible, Preventive Nutrition: The Comprehensive Guide for Health Professionals, 2nd Edn., is the most comprehensive and up-to-date textbook in the field. It provides practicing health professionals with a critical synthesis of all the newest research, demonstrating that the risk of many of the major diseases affecting middle-aged adults can be prevented, or at least delayed, with simple nutritional approaches


CONTENT

1 Diet and Childhood Cancer: Preliminary Evidence -- 2 Prevention of Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers -- 3 Diet and Nutrition in the Etiology and Primary Prevention of Colon Cancer -- 4 Preventive Nutrition and Lung Cancer -- 5 Nonnutritive Components in Foods as Modifiers of the Cancer Process -- 6 Dietary Fat and Coronary Heart Disease -- 7 Iron and Heart Disease: A Review of the Epidemiologic Data -- 8 Homocysteine, Folic Acid, and Cardiovascular Disease Risk -- 9 n-3 Fatty Acids from Fish and Plants: Primary and Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease -- 10 The Relationship Between Nutritional Factors and Age-Related Macular Degeneration -- 11 Osteoporosis: Minerals, Vitamins, and Other Micronutrients -- 12 Antioxidant Nutrients and Prevention of Oxidant-Mediated Diseases -- 13 Micronutrients and Immunity in Older People -- 14 Impact of Vitamin A on Immunity and Infection in Developing Countries -- 15 Folic Acid-Containing Multivitamins and Primary Prevention of Birth Defects -- 16 DNA Damage to Sperm from Micronutrient Deficiency May Increase the Risk of Birth Defects and Cancer in Offspring -- 17 Maternal Nutrition and Preterm Delivery -- 18 Dietary Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids for Optimal Neurodevelopment: Recommendations for Perinatal Nutrition -- 19 Effects of Western Diet on Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases in Asia -- 20 Potential Benefits of Preventive Nutrition Strategies: Lessons for the United States -- 21 Goals for Preventive Nutrition in Developing Countries -- VI Nutrition-Related Resources


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