Preventive Nutrition

The Comprehensive Guide for Health Professionals

  • Adrianne Bendich
  • Richard J. Deckelbaum

Part of the Nutrition ◊ and ◊ Health book series (NH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Public Health Implications of Preventive Nutrition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N1-N1
    2. Cancer Prevention

      1. Greta R. Bunin, Joan M. Cary
        Pages 17-32
      2. Elizabeth T. H. Fontham
        Pages 33-55
      3. Geoffrey R. Howe
        Pages 97-107
      4. George W. Comstock, Kathy J. Helzlsouer
        Pages 109-134
    3. Cardiovascular Disease

      1. K. C. Hayes
        Pages 153-169
      2. Julie E. Buring, J. Michael Gaziano
        Pages 171-180
      3. Christopher T. Sempos, Richard F. Gillum, Anne Condon Looker
        Pages 181-192
      4. Shirley A. A. Beresford, Carol J. Boushey
        Pages 193-224
      5. William E. Connor, Sonja L. Connor
        Pages 225-243
  3. Prevention of Major Disabilities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N3-N3
    2. Cataracts and Macular Degeneration

      1. Allen Taylor, Paul F. Jacques
        Pages 267-283
    3. Osteoporosis

      1. Robert P. Heaney
        Pages 285-302
    4. Immune Function

  4. Optimal Birth Outcomes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N5-N5
    2. Theresa O. Scholl, Mary L. Hediger
      Pages 387-404
    3. Ricardo Uauy-Dagach, Patricia Mena, Patricio Peirano
      Pages 405-421
  5. Benefits of Preventive Nutrition in the United States and Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N7-N7
    2. Paul A. Lachance
      Pages 441-454
    3. Kaare R. Norum, Lars Johansson, Grete Botten, Gunn-Elin Aa. Bjørneboe, Arne Oshaug
      Pages 455-469
    4. Myles S. Faith, Angelo Pietrobelli, David B. Allison, Steven B. Heymsfield
      Pages 471-486
  6. Implications of Preventive Nutrition for the Far East, South America, and Developing Areas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N9-N9
    2. Fernando Mönckeberg
      Pages 505-522
    3. Kaichi Kida, Takuo Ito, Sei Won Yang, Vichai Tanphaichitr
      Pages 523-535
    4. Osman M. Galal, Gail G. Harrison
      Pages 537-547
  7. Nutrition-Related Resources

    1. Adrianne Bendich, Richard J. Deckelbaum
      Pages 549-557
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 559-581

About this book


In Preventive Nutrition leading medical authorities and clinicians comprehensively review and critically assess the newest nutritional approaches to preventing or delaying disease processes. Along the way these distinguished scientists develop specific nutrient recommendations and illuminate not only the relationship between diet on the one hand and cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes on the other, but also the dietary prevention of cataracts, osteoporosis, and immune dysfunction. In addition they examine the exciting current research linking nutritional status with the prevention of birth defects, as well as with the optimization of the health and intellectual capacity of children. Their pathbreaking reviews clearly spell out the public health implications of preventive nutrition strategies for the US and Europe, as well as emerging nations and developing countries worldwide.

Preventive Nutrition will immediately become today's single most comprehensive resource for health professionals seeking to improve individual health outcomes through nutrition. The book will also play a key role in helping to design better national and local disease prevention programs that will enhance the health status of individuals and populations at large.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Adrianne Bendich
    • 1
  • Richard J. Deckelbaum
    • 2
  1. 1.SmithKline Beecham Consumer Health CareParsippanyUSA
  2. 2.Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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