Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease

Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease

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Elsevier Science and Technology
As we enter the 21st century, a new era of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease emerges. Clinical nutrition involves the integration of diet, genetics, environment, and behavior promoting health and well being throughout life. Expertly edited, Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease provides overall perspective and current scientifically supported evidence through in-depth reviews, key citations, discussions, limitations, and interpretations of research findings.

This comprehensive reference integrates basic principles and concepts across disciplines and areas of research and practice, while detailing how to apply this knowledge in new creative ways. Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease is an essential part of the tool chest for clinical nutritionists, physicians, nurse practitioners, and dieticians in this new era of practice. This book prepares the clinical nutrition investigator or practitioner for a life-long commitment to learning.

* Diet assessment methodologies
* Strategies for diet modification
* Clinical status of herbals, botanicals, and modified food products
* Preventing common diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and breast cancer through nutrition
* The Importance of genetic factors
* Understanding of cultural and socio-economic influences on eating and exercise behaviors and integrating that knowledge with biological or functional markers of disease

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Provides an update of current knowledge in clinical nutrition and an overview of the rationale and scientific basis of its application in the treatment and prevention of disease. Contributors, including hospital-, research-, and academia-based physicians, epidemiologists, oncologists, nutritionists, and others offer 48 contributions that are organized into two main sections. The first part, addressing basic concepts, covers the relationship between diet, nutrition, and disease; nutrition intervention; genetic influences on nutritional health; and supplements and food replacements. In the second section, focusing on disease-specific intervention, topics include cardiovascular disease; cancer prevention and therapy; diabetes mellitus; obesity; gastrointestinal diseases; and other major diseases. A final piece discusses overall disease prevention. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Academic Press, c2001
ISBN: 9780121931551
Characteristics: xix, 801 p. : ill. ; 29 cm


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