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Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease

Expertly edited, the Second Edition of Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease offers 18 completely new chapters and 50% overall material updated. Given its unique focus and extensive coverage of clinical applications and disease prevention, this edition is organized for easy integration into advanced upper-division or graduate nutrition curriculums. Foundation chapters on nutrition research methodology and application clearly link the contributions of basic science to applied nutrition research and, in turn, to research-based patient care guidelines. Readers will learn to integrate basic principles and concepts across disciplines and areas of research and practice as well as how to apply this knowledge in new creative ways. Chapters on specific nutrients and health cover topics where data are just beginning to be identified, such as choline, antioxidants, nutrition and cognition, and eye disease. Established areas of chronic disease: obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal disease, and bone health are presented each in their own sections, which aim to demonstrate the inter-action of basic science, genetics, applied nutrition research, and research-based patient care guidelines. No other nutrition book on the market takes this approach. Students will take away foundational insights into the application of nutrition research in the prevention and treatment of disease. Busy researchers and clinicians will use this book as a “referesher course” and should feel confident in making patient care recommendations based on solid current research findings.

Upper division undergraduates and graduate students in nutrition and dietetics; professional nutritionists, dieticians, epidemiologists, general practitioners, nurse practitioners, and family medicine physicians.

Hardbound, 912 Pages

Published: March 2008

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-374118-9


  • PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION: "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


  • Section 1: Research MethodologyA. Assessment Methods for Research and Practice1. Dietary Assessment MethodologyFrances E. Thompson and Amy F. Subar2. Assessment of Dietary Supplement UseJohanna Dwyer and Rebecca B. Costello3. Physical Assessment of Nutritional StatusEdward Saltzman and Megan A. McCrory4. Energy Requirement MethodologyDebra Coward-McKenzie and Rachel K. JohnsonB. Research and Applied Methods for Observational and Intervention Studies5. Application of Research Paradigms to Nutrition PracticeCarol J. Boushey6. Overview of Nutritional EpidemiologyMarian L. Neuhouser and Ruth E. Patterson7. Analysis, Presentation, and Interpretation of Dietary DataDebra Coward-McKenzie and Rachel K. Johnson8. Current Theoretical Bases for Nutrition Intervention and their UsesKaren Glanz9. Nutrition Intervention: Lessons from Clinical TrialsLinda G. Snetselaar10. Tools and Techniques to Facilitate Nutrition InterventionLinda M. Delahanty and Joan M. Heins11. Evaluation of Nutrition InterventionsAlan R. Kristal12. Biomarkers and their Use in Nutrition InterventionJohanna W. Lampe and Cheryl L. RockSection 2: Nutrition for Health Maintenance, Prevention and Disease-Specific TreatmentA. Food and Nutrient Intake for Health13. Nutrition Guidelines to Maintain HealthSuzanne P. Murphy14. Nutrition, Health Policy, and the Problem of ProofRobert P. Heaney and Sarah Roller15. Choline and Neural DevelopmentMihai D. Niculescu and Steven H. Zeisel16. Antioxidants in Health and DiseaseHarold E. Seifried and John A. Milner17. Nutrients and Food Constituents in Cognitive Decline and Neurodegenerative DiseaseJames A. Joseph, Mark A. Smith, George Perry, and Barbara Shukitt-Hale18. Diet and Supplements in the Prevention and Treatment of Eye DiseasesJulie A. Mares and Amy E. Millen19. Nutrition Requirements for AthletesAsker E. Jeukendrup20. Nutrition for Children with Special Health Care NeedsAnne Bradford Harris, Marion Taylor Baer and Cristine M. TrahmsB. Overweight and Obesity21. Genetics of Human ObesityJanis S. Fisler, Nancy A. Schonfeld-Warden and Craig H. Warden22. Obesity: Overview of Treatments and InterventionsHelen M. Seagle, Holly R. Wyatt and James O. Hill23. Obesity: The Role of Physical Activity in AdultsMarcia L. Stefanick24. Macronutrient Intake and the Control of Body WeightDavid A. Levitsky25. Behavioral Risk Factors for Obesity: Diet and Physical ActivityNancy E. Sherwood, Mary Story, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer and Kate Bauer26. Dietary Approaches to Exploit Energy Balance Utilities for Body Weight ControlRichard D. Mattes27. Properties of Foods and Beverages that Influence Energy Intake and Body WeightJenny H. Ledikwe and Barbara J. RollsC. Cardiovascular Disease28. Genetic Influences on Blood Lipids and Cardiovascular RiskJose M. Ordovas29. The Role of Diet in the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular DiseaseMichael Roussell, Jessica Grieger, and Penny Kris-Etherton30. Nutrition, Lifestyle and HypertensionPao-Hwa Lin, Laura P. Svetkey and Bryan C. BatchD. Diabetes Mellitus31. Obesity and the Risk for DiabetesRejeanne Gougeon32. Nutritional Management of Diabetes MellitusAnn M. Coulston33. Nutrition Management for Gestational DiabetesMaria Duarte-GardeaE. Cancer34. Interaction of Nutrition and Genes in CarcinogenesisJo L. Freudenheim35. Nutrition and Cancers of the Breast, Endometrium and OvaryCheryl L. Rock and Wendy Demark-Wahnefried36. Nutrition and Prostate CancerLaurence N. Kolonel and Song-Yi Park37. Nutrition and Colon CancerMaureen A. Murtaugh, Martha L. Slattery and Bette J. CaanF. Gastrointestinal Health and Disease38. Intestinal Microflora and Diet in HealthMerlin W. Ariefdjohan and Dennis A. Savaiano39. Nutrition in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Short Bowel SyndromePeter L. Beyer40. Nutrient Considerations in Lactose IntoleranceSteve Hertzler, Dennis Savaiano, Karry A. Jackson, and Fabrizis L. Suarez41. Nutritional Considerations in the Management of Celiac DiseaseMichelle Pietzak42. Nutrition and Cystic FibrosisHuiChuan J. Lai and Philip M. FarrellD. Bone Health and Disease43. Current Understanding of Vitamin D Metabolism, Nutritional Status and Role in Disease PreventionSusan J. Whiting, Mona S. Calvo and Charles B. Stephensen44. Osteoporosis: The Early YearsConnie M. Weaver45. OsteoporosisRobert Marcus


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