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Nutrition, Immunity, and Infection

1st Edition

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

Both nutrition deficiency and overnutrition can have a significant effect on the risk of infection. Nutrition, Immunity, and Infection focuses on the influence of diet on the immune system and how altering one’s diet helps prevent and treat infections and chronic diseases. This book reviews basic...

Nutrigenomics and Nutraceuticals: Clinical Relevance and Disease Prevention

1st Edition

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

Genomics and related areas of research have contributed greatly to the understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying diet–disease relationships. In the past decade, the evidence has become stronger for a direct link between genome/epigenome damage and increased risk for adverse...

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

1st Edition

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...

Phytopharmaceuticals for Brain Health

1st Edition

Shahnaz Subhan, Manashi Bagchi
September 21, 2017

Research studies demonstrate diet and proper nutrition in conjunction with cognitive, mental, social, and physical activities can significantly help in improving brain health with advancing age, and potentially reduce the risk of cognitive decline. These studies of phytopharmaceuticals and...

Dietary Phosphorus: Health, Nutrition, and Regulatory Aspects

1st Edition

Jaime Uribarri, Mona S Calvo
September 20, 2017

Phosphorus is an essential nutrient that occurs in almost all foods and is important for many normal physiological functions. In a typical Western diet, it is not harmful, but does adversely affect tissues in the body when consumed in excess or deficiency. This book provides a comprehensive review...

Evidence-Based Proactive Nutrition to Slow Cellular Aging

1st Edition

Robert Fried, Lynn Nezin
September 12, 2017

Recent research findings on the impact of nutrition on telomere length is unlocking the potential to combat premature aging at the cellular level. We have learned that while aging is a natural cellular process, premature aging is not and it can be positively impacted by an Evidence-Based Proactive...

Food Allergy: Molecular and Clinical Practice

1st Edition

Andreas L. Lopata
August 18, 2017

Food allergy is an adverse immunological reaction to allergens present in food. Up to 4% adults and 8% children are affected by food allergy. The increase in allergic diseases to food has led to the need for better diagnostics and more effective therapeutic approaches. This book describes the...

Advances in the Assessment of Dietary Intake.

1st Edition

Dale A. Schoeller, M. Westerterp
August 16, 2017

Diet is a major factor in health and disease. Controlled, long-term studies in humans are impractical, and investigators have utilized long-term epidemiological investigations to study the contributions of diet to the human condition. Such studies, while valuable, have often been limited by...

Telomeres, Diet and Human Disease: Advances and Therapeutic Opportunities

1st Edition

Amelia Marti, Guillermo Zalba
August 16, 2017

The maintenance of telomeres—repetitive sequences at the end of chromosome—is essential to health. Dysfunction in telomere maintenance pathways plays a role in aging, cancer, atherosclerosis and other diseases. This has led to telomere maintenance as a prime target for patient therapies. This book...

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

1st Edition

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...

Marine Nutraceuticals: Prospects and Perspectives

1st Edition

Se-Kwon Kim
June 30, 2017

There is a great deal of consumer interest in natural bioactive substances due to their health benefits. Offering the potential to provide valuable nutraceuticals and functional food ingredients, marine-derived compounds are an abundant source of nutritionally and pharmacologically active agents,...

Primary Care Nutrition: Writing the Nutrition Prescription

1st Edition

David Heber, Zhaoping Li
June 19, 2017

This book contains the necessary knowledge and tools to incorporate nutrition into primary care practice. As a practical matter, this effort is led by a dedicated primary care physician with the help of motivated registered dietitians, nurses, psychologists, physical therapists, and office staff...

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