Nutrition: An Approach to Good Health and Disease Management


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Esperanza J. Carcache de Blanco, Jay Mirtallo

DOI: 10.2174/97816810810831160101
eISBN: 978-1-68108-108-3, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-68108-109-0



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This book summarizes key information required for planning and implementing a healthy diet for patients based on sound nutritional con...[view complete introduction]

Table of Contents

Foreword

- Pp. i

Jane Gervasio

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Preface

- Pp. iii

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List of Contributors

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Background: Nutrition in Health and Disease

- Pp. 3-20 (18)

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Food Regulations in the United States

- Pp. 21-60 (40)

Melvin A. Pascall and Ken Lee

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Macronutrients

- Pp. 61-100 (40)

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Macronutrients Nutritional Requirement Applications

- Pp. 101-119 (19)

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Micronutrients

- Pp. 121-180 (60)

Roshamur C. Forestrania, Michelle OgavaIgual and Esperanza J. Carcache de Blanco

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Micronutrients: Nutritional Requirement Applications

- Pp. 181-200 (20)

Nicole Eggers, Preston Manwill, Jay Mirtallo and Esperanza J. Carcache de Blanco

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Phytochemicals in Nutrition and Health

- Pp. 201-243 (43)

Nicole A. Eggers and Esperanza J. Carcache de Blanco

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Influence of Socio-economic Status and Culture in Diet and Nutrition

- Pp. 245-268 (24)

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Factors Contributing to Health and Disease

- Pp. 269-290 (22)

Jay M. Mirtallo and Esperanza J. Carcache de Blanco

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The Role of Nutrition in Disease Management

- Pp. 291-341 (51)

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Glossary

- Pp. 343-354 (12)

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Subject Index

- Pp. 355-357 (3)

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Foreword

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting staggeringly high overweight and obesity statistics in the United States and the percentages continue to climb year after year. Complications from obesity and worsening of diseases associated with obesity are putting a financial burden on individuals, families and the nation. Increased costs are associated both directly with higher medical health consumption and expenditures and indirectly with associated sick time and absenteeism. Because of this escalation in obesity, including pediatric obesity, life expectancy for the younger generation is now lower than that of their parents, a phenomenon that has never before been reported. Analogous to obesity, the percentages of individuals struggling with eating disorders are also climbing. Unhealthy eating behaviors for the sake of weight loss including starvation, purging and laxative abuse are placing individuals at risk for osteoporosis, esophagitis, gastric rupture and cardiovascular and endocrine system complications, as well as death.

A basic understanding of the fundamentals of nutrition and the importance of healthy nutrition has never been more critical than it is now. The responsibility for understanding and teaching the value of healthy nutrition can no longer be expected only from a dietitian. It is imperative that all healthcare providers be able to converse with their patients about healthy nutritional behaviors and preventive steps to incorporate into their daily lives to reduce disease complications and/or prevent disease altogether. A review of the patient’s diet and nutritional behaviors should be incorporated into every patient visit and all healthcare providers should be assuring that patients have an understanding of proper nutritional habits.

The authors have presented up-to-date, evidence-based, clinically relevant material at a level appropriate for a healthcare provider. The chapters span from the necessary foundational knowledge of macronutrients to the nutritional role of micronutrients and phytochemicals. An appreciation for food regulation, socio-economic factors and cultural issues which must be considered when evaluating the patient’s diet and recommending necessary changes, are also discussed. Lastly, and of great importance, managing the patient with respect to co-diseases is reviewed.

Drs. Carcache de Blanco and Mirtallo have shown remarkable thought and skill in compiling a comprehensive, well-organized text providing necessary nutritional information to health care providers. They are to be commended for identifying a void in the healthcare literature and taking the necessary steps to rectify the problem. This book is of great value and will enhance any nutrition course and curriculum.

Jane Gervasio
Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Science
4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46208-3485
USA


Preface

Healthy lifestyles and dietary changes have become a major global custom and represent in business a trillion-dollar-plus market. Regrettably, this tendency is related to a dramatic global rise in lifestyle related ailments. Nutrition; therefore, plays an important role in human health, and education on the role of nutrition healthy life and disease management should be an integral part of healthcare professional programs. The level and type of nutrition are influenced by multiple factors including cultural background, education, environmental conditions, and socio-economic status. Other factors include physical activity, food habits, and disrupted biological clocks. The impact of these elements has been linked to risk of developing chronic diseases. Concomitantly, adequate nutrition and the application of pharmaconutrition concepts could optimally manage these diseases. The focus of this book is to cover nutrition concepts important for health promotion and disease prevention supported by applications using real-life scenarios to put these principles to use immediately and have a foundation to adapt to newer concepts of nutrition that would improve their individual health as well as their relatives, friends and patients. The content of this book also provides concepts that can be used for the integration of a nutrition-based therapeutic plan into the daily assessment of patients for disease prevention and treatment. Chapters of this book include content on macronutrients, micronutrients and their main sources; dietary guidelines and major components of a healthy diet; impact of socio-economic and cultural factors in diet, nutrition, and disease risk; malnutrition; the influence of disease on nutrient metabolism; the role of inflammation in response to nutritional interventions and specific nutrition principles applied to cardiac, gastrointestinal, diabetes and dyslipidemia diseases. To reflect on the content, the authors have included applications of nutritional requirements and patient cases as a way to facilitate the use of nutrition concepts in healthcare by healthcare professionals. The final goal of the book is to provide information on the possible role of a balanced and integrated diet to maintain good health; to prevent, manage, and treat diseases; and to describe how factors such as education, status, environmental conditions, and cultural background influence nutritional choices and health-related risks. All the topics are discussed with a rational, scientific approach. The individual that successfully integrates the knowledge in this book and completes the exercises correctly should be able to assess an individual’s diet, make suggestions for lifestyle and dietary changes that promote health, educate the public on a healthy diet as well as recognize individuals at risk of malnutrition.

Esperanza Carcache de Blanco and Jay Mirtallo
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
USA

List of Contributors

Editor(s):
Esperanza J. Carcache de Blanco


Jay Mirtallo




Contributor(s):
EJ Carcache de Blanco
College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210
USA


NA Eggers
College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210
USA


RC Forestrania
College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210
USA


K Lee
Food Science and Technology, The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210
USA


P Manwill
College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210
USA


J Mirtallo
College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210
USA


M OgavaIgual
College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210
USA


MA Pascall
Food Science and Technology, The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210
USA




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