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-xxv
  2. Preventive Nutrition Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nancy D. Ernst, J. Michael McGinnis
      Pages 3-22
  3. Cancer Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Elizabeth T. H. Fontham, L. Joseph Su
      Pages 25-54
    3. Keith W. Singletary, Steven J. T. Jackson, John A. Milner
      Pages 55-88
    4. Marian L. Neuhouser, Ruth E. Patterson, Alan R. Kristal, Emily White
      Pages 89-121
    5. Jin-Rong Zhou, John W. Erdman Jr
      Pages 123-155
    6. Jessica K. Campbell, John W. Erdman Jr.
      Pages 157-170
  4. Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Christopher T. Sempos, Richard F. Gillum, Anne C. Looker
      Pages 173-190
    3. Shirley A. A. Beresford, Arno G. Motulksy
      Pages 191-220
    4. Sonja L. Connor, William E. Connor
      Pages 221-244
    5. Howard N. Hodis, Wendy J. Mack, Alex Sevanian
      Pages 245-277
    6. Ronald P. Mensink, Susanne H. F. Vermunt
      Pages 279-290
  5. Diabetes and Obesity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Erik Bergström, Olle Hernell
      Pages 293-319
    3. Myles S. Faith, Christina J. Calamaro, Angelo Pietrobelli, Meredith S. Dolan, David B. Allison, Steven B. Heymsfield
      Pages 321-343
    4. Christine L. Williams
      Pages 345-381
    5. Henry I. Frier, Harry L. Greene
      Pages 383-401
  6. Bone Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 403-403
    2. Timothy E. McAlindon
      Pages 405-423
    3. Robert P. Heaney
      Pages 433-460
  7. Prevention of Major Disabilities: Improvement In Health Outcomes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 461-461
    2. Mark Siegal, Chung-Jung Chiu, Allen Taylor
      Pages 463-503
    3. John D. Bogden, Donald B. Louria
      Pages 551-572
  8. Optimal Pregnancy/Infancy Outcomes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 601-601
    2. Theresa O. Scholl
      Pages 629-663
    3. Ricardo Uauy, Patricia Mena, Adolfo Llanos, Patricio Peirano
      Pages 665-687
    4. Martin W. Bloem, Saskia De Pee, Ian Darnton-Hill
      Pages 689-710
  9. Preventive Nutrition: Global Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 711-711
    2. Kaare R. Norum, Gunn-Elin A. Bjørneboe, Arne Oshaug, Grete Botten, Lars Johansson
      Pages 735-751
    3. Fernando Mönckeberg Barros
      Pages 753-770
    4. Jaime Rozowski, Oscar Castillo, Manuel Moreno
      Pages 771-790
    5. Kaichi Kida, Koji Takemoto, Sei Won Yang, Supawadee Likitmaskul
      Pages 791-804
  10. Critical Issues for the 21st Century

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 805-805
    2. William E. M. Lands
      Pages 807-831
    3. Joseph I. Boullata
      Pages 833-868
    4. Annette Dickinson
      Pages 869-888
    5. Martin Kohlmeier, Steven H. Zeisel
      Pages 889-899
    6. Adrianne Bendich, Richard J. Deckelbaum
      Pages 901-922
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 923-958

About this book


In this major revision and expansion of a highly respected reference work, the authors have created the most comprehensive and up-to-date review of the nutritional strategies available for the prevention of disease and the promotion of health through nutrition. This new edition combines fully updated versions of the best chapters of the first two editions with updated critical chapters from the much-praised Primary and Secondary Preventive Nutrition, and adds 16 new chapters. Here, practicing health professionals will find all new reviews of lycopene, tomatoes and prostate cancer, soy and cancer prevention; the effects of dietary supplement use on prescription drugs, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease; balanced, data-driven reviews of the effects of antioxidant supplements on health outcomes, and more. By synthesizing the latest data and integrating it into the broad body of existing information, this book provides in-depth guidance on nutrition and the prevention of cancer, cardiovascular disease, bone diseases, obesity, and diabetes, and on achieving optimal pregnancies and birth outcomes. Of special interest are the new chapters as well as the extensively revised chapters on drug-nutrient interactions, health economics, nutraceuticals, Food and Drug Administration regulations for supplements, carotenoids, the elderly, children, diet and cancer risk, obesity as a chronic disease, diabetes, and immune function. Key point summaries and clinical recommendations are clearly provided at the end of each chapter to highlight critical lessons for the reader.
Comprehensive, authoritative, and readily accessible, Preventive Nutrition: The Comprehensive Guide for Health Professionals,Third Edition offers physicians, nutritionists, dentists, pharmacists, dieticians, health educators, policymakers, and research investigators a benchmark integration of the best available data on the role of nutrition in health. Unique in scope, size (over 900 pages), and detail, it demonstrates that many of the major diseases affecting middle-aged adults can be delayed, if not prevented, with simple nutritional approaches.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Adrianne Bendich
    • 1
  • Richard J. Deckelbaum
    • 2
  1. 1.GlaxoSmithKlineParsippany
  2. 2.College of Physicians and SurgeonsColumbia UniversityNew York

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2005
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-445-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-880-9
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