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

Professor Preedy has been elected as a Fellow to the following Royal Societies: The Royal Society of Biology, the Royal College of Pathologists, the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health, the Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene, the Royal Society for Public Health, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Royal Society of Medicine. He was founding Director of the Genomics Centre at King’s College London and held the post from 2006 to 2020. He is a leading expert on the science of health and has a long-standing interest in disease processes, biomarkers, and tissue pathology. He has lectured nationally and internationally. Professor Preedy has published over 750 articles, which includes peer-reviewed manuscripts based on original research, abstracts and symposium presentations, reviews and numerous books and volumes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry at King’s College Hospital, London, UK Emeritus Professor in Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine at King’s College London, UK Visiting Professor at the University of Hull, 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