© 2001

Nutritional Health

Strategies for Disease Prevention

  • Ted Wilson
  • Norman J. Temple

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Michael F. Jacobson
    Pages 1-11
  3. Norman J. Temple, Marion Nestle
    Pages 13-29
  4. Myron H. Weinberger
    Pages 51-57
  5. Carolyn K. Clifford, Sharon S. McDonald
    Pages 59-74
  6. Ted Wilson, Patricia A. Murphy
    Pages 75-88
  7. Norman J. Temple, Artur Machner
    Pages 89-100
  8. Jayne V. Woodside, Ian S. Young
    Pages 101-120
  9. Robert Clarke, Chris Frost
    Pages 121-134
  10. Marie K. Richards, Sahasporn Paeratakul, George A. Bray, Barry M. Popkin
    Pages 135-150
  11. Jayne V. Woodside, Ian S. Young
    Pages 151-166
  12. Marion J. Franz
    Pages 167-193
  13. Brian Leutholtz, Richard B. Kreider
    Pages 207-235
  14. David J. P. Barker, Keith M. Godfrey
    Pages 253-268
  15. Barrie M. Margetts
    Pages 269-287
  16. Tony Helman
    Pages 299-313

About this book


Nutrition is pivotal in the prevention of chronic diseases. This understanding has produced a parallel growth in the need to provide both health-care providers and the public with more and better information about how nutrition helps maintain optimal health. In Nutritional Health: Strategies for Disease Prevention, Ted Wilson and Norman J. Temple have assembled an authoritative and comprehensive collection of cutting-edge reviews detailing the scientific evidence for the health effects of vitamins, minerals, functional foods, and other classes of foods. The authors provide readers with updated recommendations on a wide range of significant nutritional questions, including the cardiovascular effects of dietary fats and homocysteine, the importance of antioxidants and soy isoflavones with respect to heart disease and cancer, and the use of dietary modifications in the prevention and/or treatment of blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Also addressed are issues related to nutritional aids for physical performance, nutraceuticals, and genetic engineering of our foods. The book also discusses epidemiological studies and using the Internet to obtain nutritional information, as well as the question of how changes in our nutritional habits can be implemented through health promotion and government policy.
Richly insightful and up-to-date, Nutritional Health: Strategies for Disease Prevention offers health providers everywhere sound advice on optimizing nutritional habits, as well as a valuable guide to the growing body of literature that shows how nutritional interventions have become essential to reducing the risk of chronic disease.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ted Wilson
    • 1
  • Norman J. Temple
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Exercise and Sport Science/Health EducationUniversity of Wisconsin-La CrosseLa CrosseUSA
  2. 2.Centre for ScienceAthabasca UniversityAthabascaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Nutritional Health
  • Book Subtitle Strategies for Disease Prevention
  • Editors Ted Wilson
    Norman J. Temple
  • Series Title Nutrition ◊ and ◊ Health
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2001
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89603-864-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-6054-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59259-226-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 336
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nutrition
    Primary Care Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


"Given the amount and complexity of nutrition research, this book provides a valuable contribution to providers requiring comprehensive yet accessible information. The author's objective to provide strategies for prevention are well met... The book is written for health providers at all levels, from student to practitioner, from nutrition and nursing to medicine. The editors and contributors include leading authorities on various topics... Chapters are of appropriate length, with concise but balanced information provided in a reader-friendly, subtitled format. Summaries at the end of each chapter provide quick reference for topics such as hypertension and cancer risk. Unique features include timely discussions of nutrition information on the Internet and advertising effects on public health... It is a good reference for those not interested in wading through large references to find the most pertinent information." -Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

"This volume in the Nutrition and Health series focuses on the potential role of diet in achieving maximum health throughout the life span...It is timely, authoritative, and clearly written, with appropriate referencing and index. It will be particularly useful for university-level courses on nutrition and health." - Food and Nutrition Bulletin

"...this book is a useful addition to the biomedical and health literature." -Pathways: The Novartis Journal

"Nutrional Health: Strategies for Disease Prevention fills a unique niche among books available for health professionals and is therefore recommended as a valuable reference work for physicians, nurses, dieticians, and health professional students. It can be best used as an introduction to the many topics covered in the chapters, to direct readers to other primary sources of information, and to provoke discussion concerning emerging, complex, and controversial issues in nutrition and disease prevention and management." -American Journal of Medicine