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-xvi
  2. Cancer Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Greta R. Bunin, Joan M. Cary
      Pages 3-20
    3. Elizabeth T. H. Fontham
      Pages 21-45
    4. George W. Comstock, Kathy J. Helzlsouer
      Pages 97-129
  3. Cardiovascular Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. K. C. Hayes
      Pages 157-173
    3. Christopher T. Sempos, Richard F. Gillum, Anne C. Looker
      Pages 175-189
    4. Shirley A. A. Beresford, Carol J. Boushey
      Pages 191-219
    5. William E. Connor, Sonja L. Connor
      Pages 221-243
  4. Prevention of Major Disabilities: Improvement in Health Outcomes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Robert P. Heaney
      Pages 271-291
    3. John D. Bogden, Donald B. Louria
      Pages 307-327
  5. Optimal Pregnancy/Infancy Outcomes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-347
    2. Theresa O. Scholl
      Pages 387-413
    3. Ricardo Uauy, Patricia Mena, Patricio Peirano
      Pages 415-431
  6. Global Preventive Nutrition Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 433-433
    2. Kaichi Kida, Takuo Ito, Sei Won Yang, Vichai Tanphaichitr
      Pages 435-446
    3. Osman M. Galal, Gail G. Harrison
      Pages 465-476
  7. Nutrition-Related Resources

    1. Adrianne Bendich, Richard J. Deckelbaum
      Pages 477-488
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 489-504

About this book


Since the widely acclaimed first edition of Preventive Nutrition: The Comprehensive Guide for Health Professionals was published in 1997, many new studies have significantly extended our understanding of the health effects of nutrition. In this richly enhanced second edition, leading nutritionists, public health experts, and clinicians update and extend this now classic guide to improving individual health outcomes through appropriate nutrition. The new edition encompasses the broadest range of topics, from cancer and cardiovascular disease to infectious disease in children, from reproductive and prenatal nutrition to global public health nutrition strategies. Each chapter provides an overview of the field, a discussion of the author's own research and its implications, and recommendations for various patient groups based on the totality of evidence rather than on the findings of any single study.
Authoritative and readily accessible, Preventive Nutrition: The Comprehensive Guide for Health Professionals, 2nd Edn., is the most comprehensive and up-to-date textbook in the field. It provides practicing health professionals with a critical synthesis of all the newest research, demonstrating that the risk of many of the major diseases affecting middle-aged adults can be prevented, or at least delayed, with simple nutritional approaches.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Adrianne Bendich
    • 1
  • Richard J. Deckelbaum
    • 2
  1. 1.GlaxoSmithKlineParsippanyUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Human NutritionColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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