Nutrition and Health

Tanya Carr, Koen Descheemaeker

Nutrition and Health
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Published15th April 2008
Print ISBN9780632058440
Edition1st edition
Subjects:Dietetics & nutrition
Thema 1.1:MBNH3
123Library ID:4411

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Continuing accumulation of scientific evidence demonstrates that nutrition is one of the most important determinants of health for the individual, and that specific nutrition habits of various populations can significantly decrease the overall risk of several chronic diseases.

This landmark publication, which contains papers presented at the 1st Nutrition and Health conference, covers the major topics relating to nutritional aspects of health. Chapters within this important book cover vital health issues, including details of the links between diet and cardiovascular disease, obesity, cancer, diabetes and osteoporosis. Further chapters within Nutrition and Health cover important nutritional issues, for example managing the human gut flora, vegetarianism and the role of phytoprotectants.

Each chapter has been written by a well-known expert, and the whole has been drawn together and carefully edited, providing an important reference resource for the future. All health professionals interested or involved in nutrition and the impact of nutrition on health should have a copy of this book on their shelves, as should libraries in all medical schools, and universities and research establishments where nutrition, dietetics and food science are studied and taught.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Prevention, a government priority23
1 Diet for the prevention of heart disease: how far are we?27
2 Should we eat foods or bits of foods? - relevance to cardiovascular disease34
3 A brief review of the impact of dietary polyphenols on cardiovascular disease42
4 Significance of cholesterol absorption: inhibitory role of plant sterols and stanok49
5 Soya and the FDA health claim: prevention of cardiovascular diseases56
6 Nutritional determinants of plasma homocysteine: implications for risk of cardiovascular disease62
7 Dietary strategies to prevent and treat obesity70
8 Physical activity, exercise and weight control: movement for management?77
9 Cognitive-behavioural interventions for obesity84
10 Aspects of fetal origins of disease92
11 Plant based diets: findings from the Oxford vegetarian study and other prospective studies of vegetarians98
12 Review of diet and cancer: what is the evidence?107
13 Micronutrients, phytoprotectants and mechanisms of anticancer activity111
14 Dietary intervention studies and cancer prevention118
15 Diabetes: familial, genetic or lifestyle?127
16 Dietary control of diabetes132
17 Management of the human gut flora for improved health139
18 Diet and osteoporosis: where are we now?143
19 Behaviour change counselling152
20 Health claims - can they offer hope for consumers as well as hype' for industry?161
21 The role of the media170
22 Primary health care professionals - working together in the community174
Closing speech to conference184
Appendices: Workshops189
LC PUFAs: their role in maternal and infant nutrition191
Soya in women's health201