Dietary Interventions in Gastrointestinal Diseases

Dietary Interventions in Gastrointestinal Diseases

Foods, Nutrients, and Dietary Supplements

1st Edition - January 10, 2019

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  • Editors: Ronald Watson, Victor Preedy
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128144695
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128144688

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Dietary Interventions in Gastrointestinal Diseases: Foods, Nutrients and Dietary Supplements provides valuable insights into the agents that affect metabolism and other health-related conditions in the gastrointestinal system. It provides nutritional treatment options for those suffering from gastrointestinal diseases including Crohn’s Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and Allergies, among others. Information is presented on a variety of foods, including herbs, fruits, soy and olive oil, thus showing that changes in intake can change antioxidant and disease preventing non-nutrients and affect gastrointestinal health and/or disease promotion. This book serves as a valuable resource for biomedical researchers who focus on identifying the causes of gastrointestinal diseases and food scientists targeting health-related product development.

Key Features

  • Provides information on agents that affect metabolism and other health-related conditions in the gastrointestinal tract
  • Explores the impact of composition, including differences based on country of origin and processing techniques to highlight compositional differences and their effect on the gastrointestinal tract
  • Addresses the most positive results from dietary interventions using bioactive foods to impact gastrointestinal diseases, including reduction of inflammation and improved function of organs


Biomedical researchers who focus on identifying the causes of liver diseases as well as food scientists targeting health-related product development; also nutritionists and dieticians

Table of Contents

  • A. Background and overview of diet and GI tract health
    1. Plant family, carvacrol and putative protection in gastric cancer
    2. The Physics of Fiber in the Gastrointestinal Tract: Laxation, Antidiarrheal, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    3. Dietary interventions and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    4. The Gastrointestinal system and obesity
    5.Constipation: a symptom of chronic food intolerance?
    6. Food, Nutrients and Dietary Supplements in Management of Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction (DBGIs), formerly Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FGIDs)
    7. Vitamin D and Quality of Life of Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    B. Nutrition and GI tract
    8.  Sealing the leaky gut represents a beneficial mechanism of zinc intervention for alcoholic liver disease
    9. Exclusive Enteral Nutrition in Children with Crohn Disease: A Focused Nutritional Intervention
    10. Gut Microbes in liver diseases: Dietary intervention for promoting hepatic health

    C. Probiotics, prebiotics, symbiotics in intestinal functions
    11. Feasible options to control colonization of enteric pathogens with designed synbiotics
    13. The Role of Prebiotics in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
    14. Probiotics from Food Products and Gastrointestinal Health
    15. Prebiotics for gastrointestinal infections and acute diarrhea
    16. Probiotics and applications to constipation

    D. Microbes and GI tract
    17. New functional properties of fermented rice bran (FRB) in food processing and intestinal bowel disease model mice
    18. Zataria multiflora and gastrointestinal tract disorders

    E. Foods and Macro dietary materials in GI function
    19. Influence of the cocoa-enriched diet on the intestinal immune system and microbiota
    20. High fiber diets in gastrointestinal tract diseases
    21. Dietary interventions in fatty liver
    22. Rice bran usage in diarrhea
    23.  Milk Bacteria and Gastrointestinal Tract: Microbial Composition of Milk
    24. Polyphenols in the prevention of Ulcerative colitis: A revisit

Product details

  • No. of pages: 358
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: January 10, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128144695
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128144688

About the Editors

Ronald Watson

Ronald Watson
Ronald Ross Watson, PhD, is Professor of Health Promotion Sciences at the University of Arizona, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. Dr. Watson began his research in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health as a Fellow in 1971 doing field work on vaccines in Saudi Arabia. He has done clinical studies in Colombia, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United States which provides a broad international view of public health. He has served in the military reserve hospital for 17 years with extensive training in medical responses to disasters as the chief biochemistry officer of a general hospital, retiring as a Lt. Colonel. He is a distinguished member of several national and international nutrition, immunology, and cancer societies. Dr. Watson’s career has involved studying many lifestyle aspects for their uses in health promotion. He has edited over 100 biomedical reference books and 450 papers and chapters. His teaching and research focuses on alcohol, tobacco, and drugs of abuse in heart function and disease in mouse models.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and School of Medicine, Arizona Health Sciences Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

Victor Preedy

Dr. Preedy is a senior member of King's College London and Director of the Genomics Centre and a member of the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine. Professor Preedy has longstanding academic interests in substance misuse especially in relation to health and well-being. In his career Professor Preedy was Reader at the Addictive Behaviour Centre at The University of Roehampton, and also Reader at the School of Pharmacy (now part of University College London; UCL). Professor Preedy is an extremely experienced book editor, having edited influential works including but not limited to The Handbook of Alcohol Related Pathology, The Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse, The Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies, The Neuroscience of Cocaine, and upcoming titles The Neuroscience of Alcohol, The Neuroscience of Nicotine, and more (all Elsevier).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Professor of Clinical Biochemistry, Department of Clinical Biochemistry; Director of the Genomics Centre, King’s College, London, UK

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  • S. O. Fri Jan 24 2020

    Dietary Interventions in Gastrointestinal Diseases 1st Edition

    I liked the precision and details regarding the role of different types of fibers in the treatment/management of some gastrointestinal symptoms such as constipation and diarrhea. Information I found in this book corrected some misconceptions of role of fibers