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Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease

Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease has been proving itself in the classroom for nearly 10 years and is praised as being accessible, applicable and a valuable textbook. It focuses specifically on the relationship between disease and nutrition, an area of ever increasing interest and concern as health care costs and availability continue to be an issue worldwide. Now reaching beyond just the individual healthcare concern, the potential for nutritional interventions to improve health status is also of heightened interest to public health professionals who are faced with an aging, obese, at-risk-of-diabetes population who may or may not have access to insurance. This textbook is the foundation of understanding how nutrition can be used to improve health status.

New to this edition:

100% overall new material. 26 new authors or co-authors and all chapters have been completed updated

4 completely new chapters:

Surgery for Severe Obesity

Snacking and Energy Balance in Humans

Phytochemicals in the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity and Its Related Cancers

Bioavailability and Metabolism of Bioactive Compounds from Foods

New section on Dietary Bioactive Compounds for Health explores bioactive components present in edible plants of particular interest for the prevention of disease

New to the obesity section is a chapter on the management of patients who have undergone surgical treatment for obesity

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

Hardbound, 920 Pages

Published: October 2012

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-391884-0


  • "While this book would be best used by dietitians, it can be a good resource for all healthcare professionals working with patients. In the past five years, new research has emerged regarding nutrition and its role in disease management as well as prevention, so this update is needed.", June 14, 2013

    Praise for the Third Edition:

    "Health care researchers and practitioners in the US and Canada compile the current knowledge in clinical nutrition, and summarize the rationale and science base of its applications in preventing and treating disease."--Reference and Research Book News, February 2013
    "I think this book is remarkably useful to people like me; a practicing physician. There is a pleasant uniformity to the prose suggesting that the editors have done a great job in homogenizing, as it were, the style. The chapters I read were really informative--I particularly liked chapter 3, which had a wealth of information about the physical manifestations of malnutrition. I was completely unaware of most of them and found this very useful; in fact, it will add a great deal to how well I can assess the nutritional status of my patients and how to help them remedy deficiencies in their diet. This book should be a great success!"--Mariane Legato, MD, FACP, Professor Emerita of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University College of Medicine, New York, NY; Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins, Department of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    "In this third edition, the editors continue to identify key experts in nutrition science who discuss in depth a broad spectrum of topics from basic concepts of nutrient requirements to a translational research model calling for interdisciplinary approaches linking discoveries at the molecular level to individual and public health. This book is a wonderful resource!"--
    Mary Jo Feeney, MS, RD, FADA, Consultant to Food and Agricultural Industries, Los Altos, CA, USA
    "A critically important work that will have a major impact on research and clinical care in this important field. The authors are an outstanding group of internationally recognized scientists in their areas of expertise. This invaluable resource provides an up-to-date, exhaustive overview of the role of nutrition in the prevention and management of disease. Highly recommended."--John P. Foreyt, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

    Praise for Previous Editions:

    "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."--
    "Written by nutrition researchers and dieticians with extensive clinical experience, this book is a useful addition to the clinical nutritionist's bookshelf."--
    " excellent and timely addition to the field of clinical nutrition. ...A valuable resource, not only for nutrition students, but also for practicing nutrition professionals."--
    "...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


  • Research Methodology

    A. Assessment Methods for Research and Practice

    1. Dietary Assessment Methodology
    2. Frances E. Thompson and Amy F. Subar

    3. Assessment of Dietary Supplement Use
    4. Johanna Dwyer and Rebecca B. Costello

    5. Physical Assessment of Nutritional Status
    6. Edward Saltzman and Kris M. Mogensen

    7. Energy Requirement Methodology
    8. Jim DeLany

      B. Research and Applied Methods for Observational and Intervention Studies

    9. Application of Research Paradigms to Nutrition Practice
    10. Carol J. Boushey

    11. Overview of Nutritional Epidemiology
    12. Lisa Cadmus-Bertrum and Ruth Patterson

    13. Analysis, Presentation, and Interpretation of Dietary Data
    14. Deborah Anne Kerr, TusaRebecca E. Schap, Rachel K. Johnson

    15. Current Theoretical Bases for Nutrition Intervention and Their Uses
    16. Lora Burke, Rachel Froelich, Yaguang Zheng and Karen Glanz

    17. Nutrition Intervention: Lessons from Clinical Trials
    18. Linda G. Snetselaar

    19. Tools and Techniques to Facilitate Nutrition Intervention
    20. Linda M. Delahanty and Joan M. Heins

    21. Evaluation of Nutrition Interventions
    22. Nicholas J. Ollberding and Alan R. Kristal

    23. Biomarkers and Their Use in Nutrition Intervention
    24. Amanda J. Cross, Johanna W. Lampe, and Cheryl L. Rock

      Nutrition for Health Maintenance, Prevention, and Disease-Specific Treatment

      A. Food and Nutrient Intake for Health

    25. Nutrition Guidelines to Maintain Health
    26. Carol W. Suitor and Suzanne Murphy

    27. Nutrition, Health Policy, and the Problem of Proof
    28. Robert P. Heaney and Sarah Roller

    29. Choline and Neural Development
    30. Mihai D. Niculescu

    31. Nutrition Requirements for Athletes
    32. Sara C. Campbell

    33. Nutrition for Children with Special Health Care Needs
    34. Anne Bradford Harris, Marion Taylor Baer, Cristine M. Trahms and Beth Ogata

      B. Dietary Bioactive Compounds for Health

    35. Antioxidants in Health and Disease
    36. Harold E. Seifried, John A. Milner and Susan M. Pilch

    37. Diet and Supplements in the Prevention and Treatment of Eye Diseases
    38. Julie A. Mares, Amy E. Millen and Kristin Meyers

    39. Nutrients and Food Constituents in Cognitive Decline and Neurodegenerative Disease
    40. James A. Joseph, Mark A. Smith, George Perry and Barbara Shukitt-Hale

    41. Phytochemicals in prevention and treatment of Obesity and Related Disorder
    42. Kee-Hong Kim, Gyo-Nam Kim and Ki Won Lee

    43. Bioavailability and metabolism of bioactive compounds from foods
    44. Andrew P. Neilson and Mario G. Ferruzzi

      C. Overweight and Obesity

    45. Genetics of Human Obesity
    46. Janis S. Fisler and Craig H. Warden

    47. Obesity: Overview of Treatments and Interventions
    48. Helen M. Seagle, Holly R. Wyatt and James O. Hill

    49. Surgical intervetion for obesity
    50. Robert F. Kushner and Holly Herrington

    51. Behavioral Risk Factors for Overweight and Obesity: Diet and Physical Activity
    52. Nancy E. Sherwood, Meghan M Senso, Claire K Fleming and Alison M Roeder

    53. Dietary Approaches to Exploit Energy Balance Utilities for Body Weight Control
    54. Richard D. Mattes and Sze-Yen Tan

      D. Cardiovascular Disease

    55. Genetic Influences on Blood Lipids and Cardiovascular Disease Risk
    56. Jose M. Ordovas and Martha Guevara-Cruz

    57. The Role of Diet in the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease
    58.  Ann Skulas-Ray, Michael Flock and Penny Kris-Etherton

    59. Nutrition, Lifestyle, and Hypertension
    60. Pao-Hwa Lin, Bryan C. Batch and Laura P. Svetkey

      E. Diabetes Mellitus

    61. Obesity and the Risk for Diabetes
    62. Rejeanne D. Gougeon

    63. The Role of Diet in the Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes
    64. Judith Wylie-Rosett and Linda Delahanty

    65. Nutrition Management for Gestational Diabetes
    66. Maria Duarte-Gardea

      F. Cancer

    67. Interaction of Nutrition and Genes in Carcinogenesis
    68. Jo L. Freudenheim

    69. Nutrition and Cancers of the Breast, Endometrium, and Ovary
    70. Kim Robien, Cheryl L. Rock and Wendy Demark-Wahnefried

    71. Nutrition and Prostate Cancer
    72.  Song-Yi Park and Laurence N. Kolonel

    73. Nutrition and Colon Cancer
    74. Daniel D. Gallaher and Sabrina Trudo

      G. Gastrointestinal Health and Disease

    75. Intestinal Microflora and Diet in Health
    76.  Merlin W. Ariefdjohan, Onikia N. Brown-Esters and Dennis A. Savaiano

    77. Nutrition in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Short Bowel Syndrome
    78. Kelly A. Tappenden and Jennifer L. Barnes

    79. Nutrient Considerations in Lactose Intolerance
    80.  Steve Hertzler, Dennis A. Savaiano, Karry A. Jackson, Sinead Ni Bhriain and Fabrizis L. Suarez

    81. Nutritional Considerations in the Management of Celiac Disease
    82. Nicolas Kennedy

    83. Nutrition and Cystic Fibrosis
    84. Zhumin Zhang and HuiChuan Lai

      H. Bone Health and Disease

    85. Current Understanding of Vitamin D Metabolism, Nutritional Status, and Role in Disease Prevention
    86. Susan J. Whiting and Mona S. Calvo

    87. Osteoporosis: The Early Years
    88. Connie M. Weaver and Kathleen M. Hill

    89. Osteoporosis in Adults
    90. Robert Marcus


    91. Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs)


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