Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease - 2nd Edition

Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease

2nd Edition

Editors: Ann Coulston Carol Boushey
Imprint: Academic Press
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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.

Key Features

  • 18 completely new chapters and 50% overall new material
  • Unique focus and extensive coverage of clinical applications and disease prevention.
  • Clearly links the contributions of basic science to applied nutrition research and, in turn, to research-based patient care guidelines.
  • Assimilates a large body of research and applications and serves as a “refresher course” for busy researchers and clinicians.


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

Table of Contents

Section 1: Research Methodology A. Assessment Methods for Research and Practice 1. Dietary Assessment Methodology Frances E. Thompson and Amy F. Subar 2. Assessment of Dietary Supplement Use Johanna Dwyer and Rebecca B. Costello 3. Physical Assessment of Nutritional Status Edward Saltzman and Megan A. McCrory 4. Energy Requirement Methodology Debra Coward-McKenzie and Rachel K. Johnson B. Research and Applied Methods for Observational and Intervention Studies 5. Application of Research Paradigms to Nutrition Practice Carol J. Boushey 6. Overview of Nutritional Epidemiology Marian L. Neuhouser and Ruth E. Patterson 7. Analysis, Presentation, and Interpretation of Dietary Data Debra Coward-McKenzie and Rachel K. Johnson 8. Current Theoretical Bases for Nutrition Intervention and their Uses Karen Glanz 9. Nutrition Intervention: Lessons from Clinical Trials Linda G. Snetselaar 10. Tools and Techniques to Facilitate Nutrition Intervention Linda M. Delahanty and Joan M. Heins 11. Evaluation of Nutrition Interventions Alan R. Kristal 12. Biomarkers and their Use in Nutrition Intervention Johanna W. Lampe and Cheryl L. Rock Section 2: Nutrition for Health Maintenance, Prevention and Disease-Specific Treatment

A. Food and Nutrient Intake for Health

  1. Nutrition Guidelines to Maintain Health Suzanne P. Murphy
  2. Nutrition, Health Policy, and the Problem of Proof Robert P. Heaney and Sarah Roller
  3. Choline and Neural Developm


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About the Editor

Ann Coulston

Ann M. Coulston, MS, RD, has a more than 20-year history of clinical research at Stanford University Medical Center where her research centered on carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, the nutritional management of diabetes, and insulin resistance. She has provided nutrition consultation to the food and healthcare industry, public relations firms, and Internet companies. She is past-president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) and has been recognized by the American Dietetic Association Foundation for excellence in the practice of clinical nutrition and the practice of research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Nutrition Consultant, Santa Fe, NM, USA

Carol Boushey

Carol J. Boushey, PHD, MPH, RD, is an Associate Researcher in the Epidemiology Program of the University of Hawaii Cancer Center and an Adjunct Professor in the Nutrition Science Department at Purdue University. Her research includes dietary assessment methods, dietary patterns, and quantitative methods. At the Cancer Center, she directs the Nutrition Shared Resource. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Nutrition Committee of the American Heart Association.

Affiliations and Expertise

Epidemiology Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, HI, USA


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