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Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780123741189, 9780080569604

Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease

2nd Edition

Editors: Ann Coulston Carol Boushey
eBook ISBN: 9780080569604
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th March 2008
Page Count: 912
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Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease, Second Edition, focuses on the clinical applications and disease prevention of nutrition. This revised edition offers 18 completely new chapters and 50% overall material updated.

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. 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.

Busy researchers and clinicians can 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
13. Nutrition Guidelines to Maintain Health
Suzanne P. Murphy
14. Nutrition, Health Policy, and the Problem of Proof
Robert P. Heaney and Sarah Roller
15. Choline and Neural Development
Mihai D. Niculescu and Steven H. Zeisel
16. Antioxidants in Health and Disease
Harold E. Seifried and John A. Milner
17. Nutrients and Food Constituents in Cognitive Decline and Neurodegenerative Disease
James A. Joseph, Mark A. Smith, George Perry, and Barbara Shukitt-Hale
18. Diet and Supplements in the Prevention and Treatment of Eye Diseases
Julie A. Mares and Amy E. Millen
19. Nutrition Requirements for Athletes
Asker E. Jeukendrup
20. Nutrition for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Anne Bradford Harris, Marion Taylor Baer and Cristine M. Trahms
B. Overweight and Obesity
21. Genetics of Human Obesity
Janis S. Fisler, Nancy A. Schonfeld-Warden and Craig H. Warden
22. Obesity: Overview of Treatments and Interventions
Helen M. Seagle, Holly R. Wyatt and James O. Hill
23. Obesity: The Role of Physical Activity in Adults
Marcia L. Stefanick
24. Macronutrient Intake and the Control of Body Weight
David A. Levitsky
25. Behavioral Risk Factors for Obesity: Diet and Physical Activity
Nancy E. Sherwood, Mary Story, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer and Kate Bauer
26. Dietary Approaches to Exploit Energy Balance Utilities for Body Weight Control
Richard D. Mattes
27. Properties of Foods and Beverages that Influence Energy Intake and Body Weight
Jenny H. Ledikwe and Barbara J. Rolls
C. Cardiovascular Disease
28. Genetic Influences on Blood Lipids and Cardiovascular Risk
Jose M. Ordovas
29. The Role of Diet in the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease
Michael Roussell, Jessica Grieger, and Penny Kris-Etherton
30. Nutrition, Lifestyle and Hypertension
Pao-Hwa Lin, Laura P. Svetkey and Bryan C. Batch
D. Diabetes Mellitus
31. Obesity and the Risk for Diabetes
Rejeanne Gougeon
32. Nutritional Management of Diabetes Mellitus
Ann M. Coulston
33. Nutrition Management for Gestational Diabetes
Maria Duarte-Gardea
E. Cancer
34. Interaction of Nutrition and Genes in Carcinogenesis
Jo L. Freudenheim
35. Nutrition and Cancers of the Breast, Endometrium and Ovary
Cheryl L. Rock and Wendy Demark-Wahnefried
36. Nutrition and Prostate Cancer
Laurence N. Kolonel and Song-Yi Park
37. Nutrition and Colon Cancer
Maureen A. Murtaugh, Martha L. Slattery and Bette J. Caan
F. Gastrointestinal Health and Disease
38. Intestinal Microflora and Diet in Health
Merlin W. Ariefdjohan and Dennis A. Savaiano
39. Nutrition in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Short Bowel Syndrome
Peter L. Beyer
40. Nutrient Considerations in Lactose Intolerance
Steve Hertzler, Dennis Savaiano, Karry A. Jackson, and Fabrizis L. Suarez
41. Nutritional Considerations in the Management of Celiac Disease
Michelle Pietzak
42. Nutrition and Cystic Fibrosis
HuiChuan J. Lai and Philip M. Farrell
D. Bone Health and Disease
43. Current Understanding of Vitamin D Metabolism, Nutritional Status and Role in Disease Prevention
Susan J. Whiting, Mona S. Calvo and Charles B. Stephensen
44. Osteoporosis: The Early Years
Connie M. Weaver
45. Osteoporosis
Robert Marcus


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About the Editors

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



"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."

"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."

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