Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Aging

  • Connie W. Bales
  • Christine S. Ritchie

Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-23
  2. Over-Arching Issues for Nutritional Well Being in Late Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Julie L. Locher, Joseph R. Sharkey
      Pages 3-17
    3. James M. Shikany, Charlotte S. Bragg, Christine Seel Ritchie
      Pages 19-31
  3. Fundamentals of Nutrition and Geriatric Syndromes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. John E. Morley
      Pages 65-75
    3. Elizabeth J. Johnson
      Pages 99-120
    4. Stephen A. McClave
      Pages 121-136
    5. Robert D. Lindeman
      Pages 137-155
    6. Connie Watkins Bales, Christine Seel Ritchie
      Pages 157-182
    7. Ian Janssen
      Pages 183-205
    8. David R. Thomas
      Pages 207-217
    9. Christine Seel Ritchie, Elizabeth Kvale
      Pages 235-244
  4. Common Clinical Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Kaumudi Joshipura, Thomas Dietrich
      Pages 247-262
    3. Dennis T. Villareal, Krupa Shah
      Pages 263-277

About this book


As the older adult population continues to grow, so will the prevalence and incidence of age-related disorders. In Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Aging, Second Edition , the editors and contributors ( a panel of recognized academic nutritionists, geriatricians, clinicians and scientists) have thoroughly updated and revised their widely acclaimed first edition with fresh perspectives and the latest scientific and clinical developments in age-associated disease. New chapters tackle ecological perspectives on adult eating behavior, and behavioral theories applied to nutritional therapies in aging, while topics such as Sarcopenia and Cachexia are discussed in greater detail. The authors outline the physiological basis for each disorder, provide the latest information about the interaction of nutrition with these conditions, and review the potential routes and mechanisms for clinical intervention. Timely and authoritative, Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Aging, Second Edition is a unique, comprehensive resource and will prove a valuable guide to all nutritionists, physicians, nurses, dietitians, and speech-language and occupational therapists who provide care for the rapidly expanding aging population.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Connie W. Bales
    • 1
  • Christine S. Ritchie
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for the Study of Aging &, Human DevelopmentDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Div. Gerontology, Geriatrics &, Palliative MedicineUniversity of Alabama, BirminghamBirminghamUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-60327-385-5
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2009
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60327-384-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60327-385-5
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