Nutrition

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Outpatient Nutrition Care and Home Nutrition Support: Practical Guidelines for Assessment and Management

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Carol Ireton-Jones
August 1, 2016

Nutrition, defined by Merriam-Webster, is the process of eating the right kind of food so you can grow properly and be healthy. However, making the right food and nutrition choices and finding the best and most accurate nutrition information can be a challenge, especially when a disease or injury is...

Short Bowel Syndrome: Practical Approach to Management

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John K. DiBaise, Carol Rees Parrish, Jon S. Thompson
June 15, 2016

Short Bowel Syndrome: Practical Approach to Management is the first reference exclusively about the issues experienced by patients with a short bowel. It covers all aspects of normal and abnormal physiology, the presenting features, and outcomes, including metabolic problems, gallstones, and renal s...

Glutamine: Biochemistry, Physiology, and Clinical Applications

Dominique Meynial-Denis
March 01, 2017

Glutamine: Biochemistry, Physiology, and Clinical Applications describes the different functions of glutamine (Gln) in animals and humans. Gln is both a nutrient and a signaling molecule, and its functions go beyond those of a simple metabolic fuel or protein precursor. This book has gathered...

Yogurt: Roles in Nutrition and Impacts on Health

André Marette, Éliane Picard-Deland, Melissa Anne Fernandez
February 16, 2017

Yogurt is a fermented food that has existed for centuries with bioactive properties that have long been thought to be beneficial to health. The first commercial yogurts, sold over a hundred years ago in pharmacies, were recommended to treat digestive disorders. Yogurt: Roles in Nutrition and...

Vitamin B12: Advances and Insights

Rima Obeid
January 11, 2017

Cobalamin (vitamin B12) was discovered in the first half of the 20th century. Vast amount of information on the role of the vitamins in human health and disease became available. Cobalamin science was, however, based on theoretical concepts that have been accepted without further proof of facts and...

Food Insecurity and Disease: Prevalence, Policy, and Politics

Areej Hassan
December 20, 2016

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. Food insecurity and disease are inextricably linked. The chapters in this valuable articles compendium reinforce that message by specifically linking food insecurity to various forms of chronic disease, including HIV/AIDS and obesity, as well...

Pediatric Behavioral Nutrition Factors: Environment, Education, and Self-Regulation

Areej Hassan
December 20, 2016

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. In Pediatric Behavioral Nutrition Factors: Environment, Education, and Self-Regulation, the editor carefully selected each chapter individually to provide a nuanced look at how environment, education, and self-regulation impact pediatric...

Food Security and Child Malnutrition: The Impact on Health, Growth, and Well-Being

Areej Hassan
December 16, 2016

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. Food security and child malnutrition are at the forefront of our attention, both nationally and internationally. The chapters contained in this compendium include a range of methodologies—literature review, cross-sectional study, longitudinal...

Bariatric Surgery Patients: A Nutritional Guide

Betty Wedman-St Louis
December 07, 2016

"Approximately 65% of our population is overweight and 12% are morbidly obese. This is despite more than 25 years of attempted medical management. Clearly all current efforts have failed to control this enormous problem. Could it be that we have failed to recognize the cause of the disease and...

Healthful Eating As Lifestyle (HEAL): Integrative Prevention for Non-Communicable Diseases

Shirin Anil
December 06, 2016

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are chronic diseases of long duration and generally slow progression, including cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes. Morbidity and mortality due to non-communicable disease has risen tremendously over the years globally....

Serotonin and Melatonin: Their Functional Role in Plants, Food, Phytomedicine, and Human Health

Gokare A. Ravishankar, Akula Ramakrishna
November 10, 2016

Serotonin and Melatonin: Their Functional Role in Plants, Food, Phytomedicine, and Human Health highlights the significance of the plant sources of serotonin and melatonin in the fields of medicine, agriculture, and food science. Over the last few decades, an enormous amount of research data has...

Childhood Obesity: Causes, Consequences, and Intervention Approaches

Michael I. Goran
October 26, 2016

Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and continues to increase in prevalence in almost all countries in which it has been studied, including developed and developing countries around the globe. The causes of obesity are complex and multi-factorial. Childhood...

Barasi's Human Nutrition: A Health Perspective, Third Edition

Michael EJ Lean, Emilie Combet
September 29, 2016

Barasi's Human Nutrition: A Health Perspective, Third Edition, provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practice of nutrition. Thoroughly revised, restructured, and updated, this new edition presents up-to-date scientific information in an accessible and reader-friendly format,...

The Glycemic Index: Applications in Practice

Elena Philippou
August 25, 2016

In 1981, David Jenkins, Thomas Wolever, and colleagues introduced the concept of the glycemic index (GI) to differentiate carbohydrates based on the rate of blood glucose rise following their consumption. Although GI was first used in diet therapy for diabetes, research evidence has accumulated...

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