Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease

Edited By

  • Ann Coulston, Nutrition Consultant, Mountain View, CA, USA
  • Cheryl Rock, University of California, San Diego, U.S.A.
  • Elaine Monsen, University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.A.


Dietitians, epidemiologists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, family medicine physicians, and nutritionists.


Book information

  • Published: August 2001
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-193155-1


"With Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease, instructors have access to one comprehensive text to demonstrate the nutrition link to disease. is a text a nutrition professional can feel confident in recommending to their clinical and community nutrition colleagues, as well as to dietetics students, epidemiologists and medical students." -JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN DIETETIC ASSOCIATION "It is strong on strategies for dietary modification and on cultural and socioeconomic influences on eating and exercise behavior. Unlike earlier textbooks, it has large sections on the genetic influences on nutritional health. a useful additional resource for nutritional investigators and for dietitians involved in research." -THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE "Written by nutrition researchers and dieticians with extensive clinical experience, this book is a useful addition to the clinical nutritionist's bookshelf." ¿AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION " excellent and timely addition to the field of clinical nutrition. ...A valuable resource, not only for nutrition students, but also for practicing nutrition professionals." -CHOICE "...provides an excellent overview of clinical nutrition, integrating the collective role of diet, genetics, environment, and behavior in healt and disease. ...All in all, this text is a comprehensive contribution to the field of clinical nutrition and provides an excellent reference for practitioners, researchers, and advanced nutrition students." -INFORM

Table of Contents

Section I: Basic Principles and ConceptsExamining the Relationship between Diet, Nutrition and Disease:Dietary Assessment Methodology.Energy Requirement Methodology.Physical Assessment.Overview of Nutritional Epidemiology.Analysis, Presentation, and Interpretation of Dietary Data.Nutrition Intervention:Current Theoretical Bases for Nutrition Intervention and Their Uses.Nutrition Intervention: Lessons from Clinical Trials.Tools and Techniques to Facilitate Eating Behavior Change.Evaluation of Nutrition Interventions.Biomarkers and Biological Indicators of Change.Genetic Influence on Nutritional Health:Genetic Influences on Blood Lipids and Cardiovascular Disease Risk.Genetics of Human Obesity.Genetic Influence on Cancer Risk.Inborn Errors of Metabolism.Supplements and Food Replacements:Role of Liquid Dietary Supplements.Composite Foods and Formulas, Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.Herbs and Other Botanical Supplements: Principles and Concepts.Section II: Disease-Specific Intervention: Prevention and TreatmentCardiovascular Disease:Dietary Macronutrients and Cardiovascular Risk.Other Dietary Components and Cardiovascular Risk.Nutrition, Diet & Hypertension.Nutrition and Congestive Heart Failure.Cancer Prevention and Therapy:Nutrition and Breast Cancer.Nutrition and Colon Cancer.Nutrition and Prostate Cancer.Nutrition and Lung Cancer.Nutrition and the Patient with Cancer.Diabetes Melitus:Obesity and the Risk for Diabetes.Nutrition Management for Type 1 Diabetes.Nutritional Management of Type 2 Diabetes.Nutrition Management for Gestational Diabetes.Obesity:Overview of Treatments and Interventions.Role of Physical Activity.Micronutrient Intake and Body Weight.Behavioral Risk Factors for Obesity: Diet and Physical Activity.Role of Taste and Appetite in Body Weight Regulation. Gastrointestinal Diseases:Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Common Gastrointestinal Symptoms.Nutrient Considerations in Lactose Intolerance.Nutrient Considerations in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Short Bowel Syndrome.Nutrition and Liver Disease.Other Major Diseases:Nutrition and Renal Disease.Nutritional Management of Parkinson's Disease and Other Conditions Like Alzheimer's Disease.Osteoporosis.Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder.Nutrition and Food Allergy.Nutrition and Cystic Fibrosis.Osteomalacia.Nutrition and Immunodeficiency Syndromes.Disease Prevention Strategy:Nutrition Guidelines to Maintain Health.Epilogue.