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-xxviii
  2. Global Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Walter C. Willett
      Pages 3-22
    3. Adrianne Bendich, Richard J. Deckelbaum
      Pages 23-49
    4. Bram P. Wispelwey, Richard J. Deckelbaum
      Pages 51-78
    5. Lindsey R. Lombardi, Eugene Kreys, Susan Gerry, Joseph I. Boullata
      Pages 79-123
  3. Cancer Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Greta R. Bunin, Jaclyn L.F. Bosco
      Pages 127-143
    3. Elizabeth T.H. Fontham, L. Joseph Su
      Pages 145-174
    4. Donato F. Romagnolo, Ivana Vucenik
      Pages 175-194
    5. Lorelei Mucci, Edward Giovannucci
      Pages 195-218
  4. Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Ronald P. Mensink
      Pages 273-284
    3. Juliana Hwang-Levine, Wendy J. Mack, Howard N. Hodis
      Pages 285-323
    4. Kristen E. D’Anci, Irwin H. Rosenberg
      Pages 325-334
  5. Diabetes and Obesity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. Cynthia A. Thomson, Shirley A.A. Beresford, Cheryl Ritenbaugh
      Pages 337-370
    3. Barbara Stetson, Sri Prakash L. Mokshagundam
      Pages 389-417
    4. Melissa E. Gove, Giamila Fantuzzi
      Pages 419-432
    5. Henry Greenberg, Anne Marie Thow, Susan R. Raymond, Stephen R. Leeder
      Pages 433-439
  6. Prevention of Major Disabilities; Improvement in Health Outcomes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 441-441
    2. Ronit Zilberboim, Adrianne Bendich
      Pages 471-499
    3. John D. Bogden, Donald B. Louria
      Pages 545-565
    4. Kevin A. Sztam, Murugi Ndirangu
      Pages 611-640
  7. Optimal Pregnancy/Infancy Outcomes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 641-641
    2. Theresa O. Scholl
      Pages 673-703
    3. Kristin Harper, Ezra Susser, David St. Clair, Lin He
      Pages 705-720
  8. Nutrition Transitions Around the World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 721-721
    2. Jaime Rozowski, Oscar Castillo, Yéssica Liberona, Manuel Moreno
      Pages 723-742
    3. Koji Takemoto, Supawadee Likitmaskul, Kaichi Kida
      Pages 743-756
    4. Osman M. Galal, Gail G. Harrison
      Pages 757-767
    5. Derek Yach, Zoë Feldman, Dondeena Bradley, Robert Brown
      Pages 769-792
    6. A. Julian Munoz, Jamy D. Ard, Douglas C. Heimburger
      Pages 793-821
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 823-864

About this book


Evidence-based nutritional interventions are now a critical component of preventive medicine, employed in a wide variety of medical scenarios. Preventive Nutrition: A Comprehensive Guide for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition gives health professionals up-to-date, comprehensive reviews that evaluate the dietary practices and interventions that have been shown to reduce disease risk and improve health outcomes. This is the flagship volume for the book series, Nutrition and Health, which has become an essential tool for health professionals.

As the state of global health and nutrition have changed much since the publication of the Third Edition, this major revised and expanded Fourth Edition includes newly authored chapters and features analysis of the results of the Women’s Health Initiative, the largest intervention study ever undertaken and completed in postmenopausal women. Other new material includes chapters reviewing the evidence concerning econutrition, micronutrients and major cancers, and cognitive function and other mental health areas. Also discussed are the importance of gastric acid secretions, the nutritional effects of current therapies, and the latest information on the biology of obesity and its relationship to Type 2 diabetes. One key new feature of this edition is a chapter on behavioral strategies to help assure compliance with dietary regimes, maximizing the health benefits of preventive nutrition.

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. Patients are looking for credible information from their health care providers about a whole range of subjects covered here, including ß-carotene, lycopene, antioxidants, folate, and the myriad of bioactive phytochemicals found in garlic and other foods. With sections on cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and pregnancy among many others, this volume will be of great value to practicing health professionals, including physicians, nutritionists, dentists, pharmacists, dieticians, health educators, policy makers, health economists, regulatory agencies and research investigators. An entire section covers nutrition transitions around the world including Eastern Europe, Latin America and Asia as well as goals for preventive nutrition in developing countries.


Diabetes Eco-nutrition Epigenetics Intervention Malnutrition Micronutrients Nutrition Nutrition Transitions Nutrition and Cancer Nutrition and Pregnancy Public Health age cancer prevention carbohydrate dementia

Editors and affiliations

  • Adrianne Bendich
    • 1
  • Richard J. Deckelbaum
    • 2
  1. 1.New Products ResearchGlaxoSmithKline Consumer HealthcareParsippanyU.S.A.
  2. 2.Inst. Human NutritionColumbia UniversityNew YorkU.S.A.

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