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

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.


Calcium Vitamin Vitamin A antioxidant cancer cancer prevention diabetes intervention micronutrient deficiency mortality nutrition obesity osteoporosis prevention soy

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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