Primary and Secondary Preventive Nutrition

  • Adrianne Bendich
  • Richard J. Deckelbaum

Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. Michael McGinnis, Nancy D. Ernst
      Pages 3-17
  3. Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Ruth E. Patterson, Alan R. Kristal, Marian L. Neuhouser
      Pages 21-43
    3. David B. Fournier, John W. Erdman Jr., Gary B. Gordon
      Pages 45-54
  4. Cardiovascular/Renal Disease, Diabetes, and Obesity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Susanne H. F. Vermunt, Ronald P. Mensink
      Pages 75-89
    3. Howard N. Hodis, Wendy J. Mack, Alex Sevanian
      Pages 91-115
    4. Srideri Devaraj, Ishwarlal Jialal
      Pages 117-125
    5. Ellen K. Hoogeveen, Kenneth J. Rothman
      Pages 127-145
    6. David B. Allison, Patty E. Matz, Angelo Pietrobelli, Raffaella Zannolli, Myles S. Faith
      Pages 147-164
    7. Erik Bergström, Olle Hernell
      Pages 165-183
    8. Christine L. Williams
      Pages 185-203
    9. Henry I. Frier, Harry L. Greene
      Pages 205-221
    10. Allan Geliebter, Amy Funkhouser, Steven B. Heymsfield
      Pages 223-233
  5. Growth, Immunity, and Infection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
  6. Bone Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Timothy E. McAlindon
      Pages 291-305
    3. Claudia A. Pereda, Richard Eastell
      Pages 307-321
  7. Critical Issues for the 21st Century

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Shiriki K. Kumanyika, Susan M. Krebs-Smith
      Pages 325-356
    3. Martin W. Bloem, Ian Darnton-Hill
      Pages 357-373
    4. William E. M. Lands
      Pages 375-395
    5. Claudia S. Plaisted, Steven H. Zeisel
      Pages 413-425
    6. Adrianne Bendich, Richard J. Deckelbaum
      Pages 427-441
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 443-465

About this book


At a time when health professionals regularly interact with patients who are unclear about what constitutes appropriate nutrition or who exhibit little personal dietary control, the need to establish effective nutritional strategies for the prevention of disease and the promotion of health has become critical. In Primary and Secondary Preventive Nutrition, leading international physicians and researchers illuminate the role of diet, dietary factors, and nutrients in optimizing health and reducing the risk of specific disease conditions in both healthy individuals and those with pre-existing conditions. These experts present balanced reviews of the latest research on the role of nutrition in preventing and slowing the progression of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, renal disease, obesity, osteoporosis, osteoarthtitis, and autoimmune disease. They also provide new insights of great value to the consumer on the effects of soy, fiber, and retinoids, as well as on the contrasting effects of trans- vs long chain fatty acids. Each chapter concludes with the authors' reader-friendly assessment of the current state of the science, as well as clear recommendations based on the totality of clinical evidence.
Up-to-date and authoritative, Primary and Secondary Preventive Nutrition constitutes the single most comprehensive resource for health professionals seeking to improve individual health outcomes through nutrition. It provides balanced, well documented answers to the most frequently asked questions concerning preventive nutrition, as well as a sound basis for discussing the public health implications of preventive nutrition strategies and their effects on health care costs.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Adrianne Bendich
    • 1
  • Richard J. Deckelbaum
    • 2
  1. 1.SmithKline Beecham Consumer HealthcareParsippanyUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Human NutritionColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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