Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780121931551
eBook ISBN: 9780080497549
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 13th August 2001
Page Count: 801
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As we enter the 21st century, a new era of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease emerges. Clinical nutrition involves the integration of diet, genetics, environment, and behavior promoting health and well being throughout life. Expertly edited, Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease provides overall perspective and current scientifically supported evidence through in-depth reviews, key citations, discussions, limitations, and interpretations of research findings.

This comprehensive reference integrates basic principles and concepts across disciplines and areas of research and practice, while detailing how to apply this knowledge in new creative ways. Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease is an essential part of the tool chest for clinical nutritionists, physicians, nurse practitioners, and dieticians in this new era of practice. This book prepares the clinical nutrition investigator or practitioner for a life-long commitment to learning.

Key Features


  • Diet assessment methodologies
  • Strategies for diet modification
  • Clinical status of herbals, botanicals, and modified food products
  • Preventing common diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and breast cancer through nutrition
  • The Importance of genetic factors
  • Understanding of cultural and socio-economic influences on eating and exercise behaviors and integrating that knowledge with biological or functional markers of disease


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

Table of Contents

Section I: Basic Principles and Concepts Examining 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 Treatment

Cardiovascular 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.<BR


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"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