Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment
Nutritional Concerns of Women
Tryptophan: Biochemical and Health Implications
Micronutrients and HIV Infection
Nutrient-Gene Interactions in Health and Disease
Nutrition and AIDS
Jana Parizkova, Andrew Hills
January 13, 2005
Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment, Second Edition summarizes the latest scientific knowledge on obesity in children. This edition focuses on the developmental aspects of obesity, especially on the influences and factors predisposing individuals to obesity from early periods of life. This...
October 28, 2004
Inulin and oligofructose are naturally occurring resistant carbohydrates that have a variety of uses as functional food ingredients. In addition to their role as prebiotics that selectively stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria in the intestines, these inulin-type fructans act as dietary...
Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, Ira Wolinsky
August 13, 2003
Women's health and nutrition concerns have moved to the forefront of research with the mandate by the National Institutes of Health to include women in formerly male-only studies assessing responses to diet and disease. This second edition of a popular and highly praised resource provides new...
July 29, 2002
Premature births, musculoskeletal diseases, diabetes mellitus, and psychiatric disorders. Nutrition plays a direct or indirect role in the causes, treatment, and/or management of many chronic disorders and diseases, yet nutritional and dietary intervention is often left solely to paramedical staff....
November 21, 2001
Historically, the amino acid tryptophan has been considered to play a role in cancer development and the aging process. In recent times, this nutrient has been associated with eosinophila myalgia syndrome - a new human disease that attacks the muscular system. This detailed book examines the...
September 14, 2001
Analogous to other infections, evidence suggests that improved micronutrient intake may reduce HIV transmission and progression, as well as morbidity from common and opportunistic infections. This is important information, considering many in the world's HIV-infected population do not yet have...
Naima Moustaid-Moussa, Carolyn D. Berdanier
May 30, 2001
We have come to realize that optimal nutrient intake is determined by very specific genetic messages. This realization has led to an entirely new approach to understanding nutrition – the exploration of nutrient effects on gene expression. Edited by leading experts in the field, Nutrient–Gene...
March 21, 2001
Approximately 12 million U.S. citizens consider themselves vegetarians, and 13.5 percent of all U.S. households claim to have at least one family member practicing some form of vegetarianism. In the past 30 years, scientific endeavors in the area of vegetarian nutrition have progressively shifted...
Antonia-Leda Matalas, Antonis Zampelas, Vassilis Stavrinos
January 23, 2001
Adults living in certain olive-growing areas of the Mediterranean Basin display high life expectancies and rates of chronic disease that are among the lowest in the world. These benefits are achieved despite socioeconomic indicators that are often much lower than those of more industrial nations in...
Malcolm Jackson, Nicola Lowe
November 29, 2000
There is increasing evidence that even minute amounts of trace elements can have profound effects on the human body. Advances in Isotope Methods for the Analysis of Trace Elements in Man describes new methods that are being developed to understand normal and abnormal trace element nutrition and...
November 22, 2000
Anemias resulting from nutritional factors constitute the largest nutrition health problem affecting populations in both developed and developing nations. Nutritional Anemias examines these anemias in detail and offers a balanced approach that includes current research findings on the etiology and...
Ronald Ross Watson
September 19, 2000
Evidence shows that nutritional supports can help maintain health in the HIV-infected patient by replacing lost nutrients, compensating for nutritional damage done by the retrovirus-induced immunodeficiency, and stimulating the remaining immune system and cells for better host defenses.This new...