Alcohol, Nutrition, and Health Consequences

  • Ronald Ross Watson
  • Victor R. Preedy
  • Sherma Zibadi

Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Overview and General Nutrition During Alcohol Use

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Francisco Santolaria, Emilio González-Reimers
      Pages 3-14
    3. Vijay A. Ramchandani
      Pages 15-25
    4. Nympha B. D’Souza EL-Guindy
      Pages 27-34
  3. Nutrients and Foods as Modified by Alcohol

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Lorenzo Leggio, Anna Ferrulli, Giovanni Addolorato
      Pages 83-88
    3. Stefan Gazdzinski, Timothy C. Durazzo
      Pages 89-96
    4. Adrian Bonner, Margherita Grotzkyj-Giorgi
      Pages 97-109
    5. Alberto Fragasso
      Pages 131-134
    6. Felina M. Cordova, Michael H. Trujillo, Roger Dale Walker
      Pages 135-142
  4. Nutrient Effects on Alcohol Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Peter Coyle, Brooke Summers-Pearce, Carina J. Cowley, Allan M. Rofe
      Pages 155-180
    3. Kanwaljit Chopra, Vinod Tiwari
      Pages 181-202
    4. Mitsuyoshi Kano, Norihiro Kubota
      Pages 203-214
    5. Christopher B. Forsyth, Yueming Tang, Robin M. Voigt, Turan Rai, Ali Keshavarzian
      Pages 215-225

About this book


Alcohol, Nutrition, and Health Consequences provides practical, data-driven resources to help the reader understand the basics, treatments and preventive strategies that are involved in the understanding of how alcohol may affect healthy individuals as well as those with chronic alcohol use with or without relevant infectious diseases, obesity,  diabetes and/or neurocognitive declines.  It will also help the clinician define the causes and types of nutritional changes due to alcohol use and also explain how nutrition can be used to ameliorate its consequences. Chapters present the application of current nutritional knowledge by physicians and dietitians. Specific areas involving alcohol-related damage due to nutritional changes are reviewed, including heart disease, obesity, digestive tract cancers, lactation, brain function, and liver disease. In addition, alcohol’s effects on absorption of minerals and nutrients, a key role in causing damage are treated. The importance of diet in modifying alcohol and its metabolite damage is also explained.  Alcohol, Nutrition, and Health Consequences is essential reading for alcohol therapists and researchers as well as primary care physicians and dietitians and is an easy reference to help the clinician, student, and dietitian comprehend the complex changes caused by direct and indirect effects of ethanol at the cellular level via its nutritional modification.


Alcohol Alcohol and cardiovascular disease Alcoholic hepatitis Alcoholic steatohepatitis Enteral nutrition Ethanol and hepatocarcinogenesis Heart disease Liver disease Nutrition Nutritional and alcoholic liver disease Oxidative stress and nutritional status

Editors and affiliations

  • Ronald Ross Watson
    • 1
  • Victor R. Preedy
    • 2
  • Sherma Zibadi
    • 3
  1. 1.Arizona Health Science Center, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of PublicUniversity of ArizonaTUCSONUSA
  2. 2.Dept. Nutrition & DieteticsKing's CollegeLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Division of Health Promotion Sciences, Mel and Enid ZuckermanUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-62703-046-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-62703-047-2
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