Nutrition and Diet in Menopause

ISBN: 978-1-62703-372-5 (Print) 978-1-62703-373-2 (Online)

Table of contents (34 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxviii

  2. Overview and General Aspects

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-16

      An Overview of the Extent and Nature of Menopause and Its Physiological Basis

    3. Chapter

      Pages 17-32

      Body Composition and Menopausal Transition: A Bioanthropological Perspective

    4. Chapter

      Pages 33-49

      Menopause-Related Physiological Changes and Their Possible Control Through Diet and Exercise

    5. Chapter

      Pages 51-63

      The Role of Polyphenols in Menopause

  3. Bone and Muscle

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 65-65

    2. Chapter

      Pages 67-78

      Intestinal Calcium Absorption Efficiency in Women and the Influence of Menopause

    3. Chapter

      Pages 79-89

      Calcium Absorption from Fortified Soymilk in Osteopenic Postmenopausal Women

    4. Chapter

      Pages 91-99

      Postmenopausal Homocysteine, Vitamin B12, Folate Levels and Bone Metabolism: A Focus on Fractures

    5. Chapter

      Pages 101-115

      Antioxidant Vitamins and Carotenoids Associated with Bone Mineral Density in Postmenopause Female Subjects: Japanese Perspectives

    6. Chapter

      Pages 117-129

      Soy Protein Isoflavones and Their Effect on Bone in Postmenopausal Women

    7. Chapter

      Pages 131-140

      S-equol, a Natural Metabolite of Soy Daidzein, for the Treatment of Menopausal Symptoms and Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women

    8. Chapter

      Pages 141-149

      Tofu in Menopause Therapy and Prevention

    9. Chapter

      Pages 151-164

      Dietary Phytoestrogens in Preventing Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women: Italian Aspects

    10. Chapter

      Pages 165-180

      Curcumin and Its Potential Effects on the Development of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis

    11. Chapter

      Pages 181-197

      Menopause and Sarcopenia: Dietary and Nutritional Aspects

  4. Cardiovascular System, Metabolism and Cancer

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 199-199

    2. Chapter

      Pages 201-211

      Effects of Flaxseed on Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Menopause

    3. Chapter

      Pages 213-223

      Magnesium Metabolism in Menopause

    4. Chapter

      Pages 225-239

      Effect of Folic Acid Supplementation in Postmenopausal Women

    5. Chapter

      Pages 241-254

      Use of Diet and Myoinositol in Postmenopausal Women: A New Approach to the Metabolic Syndrome

    6. Chapter

      Pages 255-270

      Leptin and Obesity in Ovarian Dysfunction in Menopause

    7. Chapter

      Pages 271-279

      Fat and Fat Distribution in Menopause: Chinese Aspects

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