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Primary Care Nutrition: Writing the Nutrition Prescription

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David Heber, Zhaoping Li
June 29, 2017

Primary care physicians work in settings with limited time and resources making them unable to incorporate nutritional advice into daily practices. This book provides practical applications of proper nutrition practices in disease management, prevention, and treatment. Chapters cover the role of die...

Eating Disorders in Special Populations: Medical, Nutritional, and Psychological Treatments

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Jonna Fries, Veronica Sullivan
July 14, 2017

Eating disorders are among the most complex disorders to treat, typically requiring medical, nutritional, and psychotherapeutic interventions. High relapse rates and the sense of urgency to save lives and minimize or prevent lifelong problems present challenges for even the most seasoned treatment p...

Dietary AGEs and Their Role in Health and Disease

Jaime Uribarri
November 17, 2017

Of the many dietary factors associated with inflammation and oxidative stress, a specific group are food-derived pro-inflammatory and pro-oxidant compounds, so-called advanced glycation end products (AGEs). While AGEs have been recognized as factors in the pathogenesis of diabetic complications,...

Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Health

Nathalie Bergeron, Patty W. Siri-Tarino, George A. Bray, Ronald M. Krauss
November 09, 2017

Nutrition plays a key role in prevention of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death worldwide. Diet influences a broad spectrum of cardiometabolic risk factors, notably a cluster including excess adiposity, dyslipidemia, impaired glucose metabolism and high blood pressure. In the face of...

Dietary Fiber and Health

Susan Cho, Nelson Almeida
October 23, 2017

Adequate fiber in the diet is essential for maintaining gastrointestinal and cardiovascular health and for weight management and glycemic control. But a majority of people in developed countries fall short of their recommended daily intake. Designed for product developers, nutritionists, dietitians...

The Physiological Basis of Metabolic Bone Disease

Borje Edgar Christopher Nordin, Howard Arthur Morris, Paul Anderson
October 23, 2017

Research into metabolic bone disease has made remarkable progress over the last 20 years, with the identification of numerous new molecules and pathways regulating bone cells as well as their plasma milieu. Their activities are largely regulated by the physiological status of the body incorporating...

Perinatal Growth and Nutrition

Ian J. Griffin
October 23, 2017

Preterm infants grow poorly after birth and very commonly develop ex utero growth restriction (EUGR). However, the risks and benefits of catch-up growth in preterm infants must be weighed, and evidence addressing this warrants examination. Perinatal Growth and Nutrition explores the reasons for...

Polysaccharides: Natural Fibers in Food and Nutrition

Noureddine Benkeblia
October 23, 2017

This book reviews the evidence supporting the influence of plant fibers on our daily life by either having impacts on our nutrition or improving processed foods for human and animal feeding. By bringing new information and updating existing scientific data, this book will also be a consistent...

Nutrition, Immunity, and Infection

Philip C. Calder, Anil D. Kulkarni
October 05, 2017

This book focuses on the influence of diet on the immune system and how altering one’s diet helps prevent and treat infections and chronic diseases. It reviews basic immunology and discusses changes in immune function throughout the lifecycle....

Nutrigenomics and Nutraceuticals: Clinical Relevance and Disease Prevention

Yashwant V. Pathak, Ali M. Ardekani
October 04, 2017

The evidence is becoming stronger for a direct link between increased genome/epigenome damage and increased risk for adverse health outcomes. It is clear micronutrients are critical as cofactors for many cellular functions such as DNA repair enzymes or DNA oxidation. The field of Nutrigenomics has...

The Intersection of Food and Public Health: Current Policy Challenges and Solutions

A. Bryce Hoflund, John C. Jones, Michelle C. Pautz
September 25, 2017

Presently, ideas about food are in flux from a variety of sources. Examples of this evolution include recognizing the importance of food on health by public health and medical professionals; changing consumer desires around the production methods and components of their food; a greater focus on...

Evidence-Based Proactive Nutrition to Slow Cellular Aging

Robert Fried, Lynn Nezin
September 25, 2017

Research studies involving antioxidants, free radicals, and human health are increasingly important global concerns. Free radicals and oxidative stress are responsible for various diseases including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, and pulmonary dysfunctions....

Phytopharmaceuticals for Brain Health

Shahnaz Subhan, Manashi Bagchi
September 21, 2017

The complexity of the pathophysiology of cognitive dysfunction has led to the use of therapeutic strategies to combat the disease. Proper diet, cognitive activity, and regular physical exercise can significantly help in improving brain health with advancing age and potentially reduce the risk of...

Dietary Phosphorus: Health, Nutrition, and Regulatory Aspects

Jaime Uribarri, Mona S Calvo
September 20, 2017

Phosphorus is an essential element occurring in most foods. In typical Western diets, it is not harmful but does adversely affect tissues in the body when given in excess or paucity. This book provides a comprehensive review of various aspects of phosphorus in relation to human nutrition....

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