Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease

Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease

2nd Edition - March 28, 2008

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  • Editors: Ann Coulston, Carol Boushey
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080569604

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 912
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2008
  • Published: March 28, 2008
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080569604

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

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