foods and dietary supplements in the prevention and treatment of disease in older adults

Foods And Dietary Supplements In The Prevention And Treatment Of Disease In Older Adults
Author: Ronald Ross Watson
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2015-01-27
Pages: 398
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Foods and Dietary Supplements in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease in Older Adults focuses on the ways in which food and dietary supplements affect the major health problems of aging adults. Researchers in nutrition, diet, epidemiology, and aging studies, as well as healthcare providers who work with elderly patients will use this comprehensive resource as a tool in their long-term goal of preventing and treating chronic disease within the elderly. This book brings together a broad range of experts working on the different aspects of foods and dietary supplements (vitamins, herbs, plant extracts, etc.) in health promotion and disease prevention. They have contributed chapters which define a range of ways in which foods, nutriceuticals, and dietary supplements prevent disease and promote health in older adults. They begin by reviewing the medicinal role of foods, herbal, and dietary supplements in health promotion in older adults, as well as some of the most commonly used supplements in elder "self-medication." They review the most recent studies of how foods, herbal, and dietary supplements are effective in the prevention and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other obesity associated diseases in older adults. Then they consider alcohol, other drugs, and plant based drugs of abuse which can adversely affect the health of older adults. Lastly, they consider foods and dietary supplements in gene regulation in older adults. Investigates the important nutritional requirements of the aging population in health and in relation to various acute and chronic diseases Explores the nutritional effects of botanical extracts and components that can have important health promotion benefits, and risks, to ensure safe consumption Reviews studies of common diseases within the aging population including cancer, cardiovascular, metabolic, and infectious diseases that can alter the intake of foods, supplements, and/or requirements for various nutrients Investigates the mechanisms of action of components of foods and dietary supplements, in particular gene activation and epigenetics

Bioactive Food As Dietary Interventions For The Aging Population
Author: Ronald Ross Watson
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2013
Pages: 493
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for the Aging Population presents scientific evidence of the impact bioactive foods can have in the prevention and mediation of age related diseases. Documents foods that can affect metabolic syndrome and ways the associated information could be used to understand other diseases, which share common etiological pathways.

Bioactive Food As Dietary Interventions For Diabetes
Author: Ronald Ross Watson
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2012-11-06
Pages: 633
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The role of diet in the prevention, control and treatment of diabetes continues to provide significant opportunity for non-pharmaceutical interventions for many of the over 20 million people who live with this disease. Looking beyond traditional dietary controls may lead to more effective, cost efficient, and flexible options for many patients. Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Diabetes is the only available scientific resource focused on exploring the latest advances in bioactive food research, and the potential benefit of bioactive food choice on the diabetic condition. Written by experts from around the world, it presents important information that can help improve the health of those at risk for diabetes and diabetes related conditions using food selection as its foundation. Focuses on the role of bioactive foods in addressing pre-diabetes symptoms, their potential to complement other treatments for those suffering from diabetes and diabetic-related obesity and other health issues Documents foods that can affect metabolic syndrome and ways the associated information could be used to understand other diseases that share common etiological pathways Includes insights from experts from around the world, providing global perspectives and options based on various regional foods

Mosby S Massage Therapy Review   E Book
Author: Sandy Fritz
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2009-06-16
Pages: 592
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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No other massage review book offers such complete exam preparation! Written by massage therapy expert Sandy Fritz, this preparation tool offers more review content and questions than any other massage certification review. It gives you the practice and study tools you need for the NCE and MPLEx certification exams, state exams, and even mid-term or final exams. With complete coverage of the information you need to know to study more effectively and take tests more successfully, it helps you memorize terms, definitions, and key facts, all with an emphasis on critical thinking skills — a key part of any licensure or certification exam. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included. More than 1,300 review questions include the two types of questions on the NCE — factual recall and comprehension. Content review includes a detailed review of body systems and their applications to massage. A new five-step review process lets you identify areas that need more attention as you study and prepare. Tips for studying and test taking; what to memorize; how to apply concepts and think critically help you hone test-taking skills better than ever before. A full-color design features 100 new illustrations showing massage techniques and Anatomy & Physiology.

Encyclopedia Of Health And Aging
Author: Kyriakos S. Markides
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release Date: 2007-04-13
Pages: 680
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The Encyclopedia of Health and Aging presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts on health and aging. This one-volume resource captures some of the excitement of the research in the field in terms of new findings as well as conceptual developments guiding research, practice, and policy. With more than 200 entries, it covers the biological, psychological, social, and economic aspects of health and aging and impacts within the health-care system. This Encyclopedia also focuses heavily on geriatrics with respect to geriatric syndromes and common diseases of aging.

Vitamins In The Prevention Of Human Diseases
Author: Wolfgang Herrmann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Release Date: 2011
Pages: 726
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Vitamins - especially B- and D-vitamins - influence the development and outcome of many neurodegenerative and other diseases. Among others, dementia, neural tube defects, epilepsy, and osteoporoses can be caused by vitamin deficiency. This book provides up-to-date knowledge on the role of water and fat soluble vitamins in the prevention of human diseases. Having knowledge about the association of vitamins and disease, as well as keeping track on the patients vitamin status has become increasingly important to every physician and clinical chemist.

Kinn S The Medical Assistant   E Book
Author: Deborah B. Proctor
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2013-12-27
Pages: 1392
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Prepare for a successful career in medical assisting! Kinn’s The Medical Assistant, 12th Edition helps you learn the real-world administrative and clinical skills essential to working in the health care setting. Administrative coverage ranges from professionalism and interpersonal skills to billing and coding and electronic health records; clinical content teaches how to assist with medications, diagnostic procedures, and surgeries. And no other comprehensive medical assisting text can match its coverage of assisting with medical specialties! Written by medical assisting experts Alexandra Adams and Deborah Proctor, this classic resource also includes an Evolve companion website with practical exercises and activities, videos, and review questions for the CMA and RMA certification exams. More chapters on assisting with medical specialties than any other Medical Assisting text prepare you to assist in specialty exams and make you better qualified to work in specialty fields like cardiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, gynecology, and neurology. Step-by-step, illustrated procedures make it easier to learn and understand medical assisting skills, and include rationales for each step. Threaded case scenarios help you develop critical thinking skills and apply concepts to realistic administrative and clinical situations. Patient education and legal and ethical issues are described in relation to the Medical Assistant's job. A Portfolio Builder on the Evolve website helps you demonstrate proficiency to potential employers. Detailed learning objectives and vocabulary with definitions in each chapter help you study more effectively, with connections icons linking concepts in the text to exercises in the study guide and on the Evolve companion website. Study Guide includes a variety of exercises to test your knowledge and critical thinking skills, case scenarios from the book, and a Procedure Checklists Manual. Sold separately. NEW! Charting examples within the procedures are highlighted for easier learning. UPDATED coverage of the Electronic Health Record ensures that you are familiar with the technology you'll use on the job. UPDATED content on alternative therapies and treatment includes the latest herbal remedies such as red rice yeast for lowering cholesterol, St. John’s Wort for depression, and probiotic bacteria for GI maladies.

Pharmacology And Medicines Management For Nurses E Book
Author: George Downie
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2007-12-28
Pages: 576
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. An understanding of medicines and their effects on patients remains a crucial area of nursing knowledge. This book provides a thorough foundation upon which nurses can build their clinical experience to achieve competence. It not only provides information on the actions of drugs on the body but also gives clear guidance on the practical aspects of medicines management in both hospital and community. Organisation of the text broadly follows the British National Formulary for ease of use. Management of medicines linked to their therapeutic use Medicine administration linked with relevant care of patients where possible Basic principles of clinical pharmacology underpin the therapeutic chapters A chapter on the role of patients and carers is included All content revised in the light of changes in drug therapy, clinical practice and medicines management including nurse prescribing Key objectives for each chapter Self-assessment exercises with answers More detail relating to palliative care; nurse prescribing A new section on Intensive Therapy Totally redesigned in two colours with improved design and page layout, and better illustrations

Nutrition And Functional Foods For Healthy Aging
Author: Ronald Ross Watson
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2017-02-01
Pages: 386
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Nutrition and Functional Foods for Healthy Aging aims to equip anyone studying geriatric nutrition or working with aging adults with the latest scientific reviews of critical topics. The major objective of this book is to review, in detail, the health problems of the aged and how normal food, lifestyle, or nutritional and dietary supplements can help treat them. Nutrient requirements for optimum health and function of aging physiological systems are often quite distinct from those required for young people. The special nutrition problems of the aged are intensively researched and tested, especially as the elderly become a larger percentage of the population. Many chronic diseases and cancers are found with higher frequency in the aged, and it is also widely known that many elderly people use foods and nutrients well above the recommended daily allowance, which can be detrimental to optimal health. Explains the evidence supporting nutritional interventions relevant to age-related diseases Reviews the macro- and micro-nutrient requirements of aging adults and their variables Describes how alcohol, drugs, and caffeine can impact deficiencies, also exploring functional food and dietary supplements that can be used for prevention and treatment

Blueprints Medicine
Author: William A. Kormos
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2010
Pages: 381
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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One of the best selling and most highly regarded volumes in the Blueprints series, Blueprints Medicine provides a concise review of what students need to know in their rotations or the Boards. Each chapter is brief and includes pedagogical features such as bolded key words, tables, figures, and key points boxes. This edition has been reorganized to follow the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine guidelines and includes thoroughly updated content and additional tables and figures. A question-and-answer section at the end of the book includes 100 board-format questions with complete rationales for each answer choice. A companion website includes a question bank with 50 additional questions and answers and fully searchable text.

User S Guide To Nutritional Supplements
Author: Jack Challem
Publisher: Basic Health Publications, Inc.
Release Date: 2003
Pages: 327
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The User's Guide to Nutritional Supplements focuses on the most popular nutritional supplements, those that consistently attract the most attention - and are the ones most likely to benefit the majority of people. In describing the most popular nutritional supplements, this book explains: * Vitamin E can reduce the risk of heart disease - and the best types to take. * Selenium can slash the chances of developing some types of cancer. * Ginkgo can improve memory and recall. * Chromium can help oromote weigth loss and lower the risk of diabetes. * Glucosamine and chondroitin can prevent osteoarthritis. * Calcium and magnesium work together to build strong bones. * Coenzyme Q10 can boost your energy levels and strengthenyour heart. * Ginseng and other supplements boost your exercise stamina.

Herbs And Natural Supplements Inkling
Author: Lesley Braun
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2010-06-24
Pages: 900
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A must-have health companion for herbalists, naturopaths, complementary medicine practitioners and students Herbs and Natural Supplements, 3rd Edition: An evidence-based guide presents evidence-based information on the 130 most popular herbs, nutrients and food supplements used across Australia and New Zealand. This exhaustive textbook is organised alphabetically by each herb or nutrient’s common name. Herbs and nutrients are then accompanied by critical information such as daily intake, main actions and indications, adverse reactions, contraindications and precautions, safety in pregnancy and more. This new edition of Herbs and Natural Supplements has been expanded with new chapters on pregnancy and wellness. It also features 10 new monographs for Arginine, Dunaliella, Elde, Goji, Pelargonium, Prebiotics, Red Yeast Rice, Rhodioloa, Shatavari and Taurine. • provides current, evidence-based information on herbal, nutritional and food supplements used in Australia and New Zealand • is user-friendly and easily organised by easy-to-find A-Z herbal monographs • appendices offering important additional information for the safe use of herbal and nutritional supplements, including a list of poison information centres, associations, manufacturers and more • offers clear, comprehensive tables including herb/natural supplement - drug interactions • lists the pharmacological actions of all herbs and natural supplements • a glossary of terms relevant to herbs and natural supplements • two comprehensive new chapters: Herbs and Natural Supplements in Pregnancy and Introduction to Wellness • all chapters completely updated and expanded • ten new monographs taking the total to 130 • now also available as an eBook! A code inside Herbs and Natural Supplements, 3rd Edition: An evidence-based guide enables a full text download, allowing you to browse and search electronically, make notes and bookmarks in the electronic files and highlight material

Human Nutrition   E Book
Author: Catherine Geissler
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2010-10-04
Pages: 760
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This title is now available under ISBN 9780702044632. This 12th edition of Human Nutrition has been fully updated by a renowned team of international experts to ensure to ensure authoritative content and a global perspective. It provides a comprehensive resource for all those in the field of nutrition and other health sciences. Comprehensive coverage of nutrition in one, concise volume with additional material and interactive exercises on website. A similar logical chapter structure throughout and textbook features in each chapter - learning objectives, key point summaries and text boxes - facilitate learning and revision. Incorporates latest research, for example on organic foods and sustainable agriculture. Team of contributors of international repute from 11 countries guarantees authoritative text. New chapter on dietary reference values N New section on electrolytes and water balance Expanded section on HIV Website: updating between editions online-only chapters on food commodities, e.g. cereals, vegetables and fruit, meat, fish, egg, milk and milk products online examples of calculations and interactive exercises.

Bioactive Foods In Promoting Health
Author: Ronald Ross Watson
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2009-11-24
Pages: 754
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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While everyone knows fruits and vegetables are beneficial to good health, it's increasingly seen as important to know which ones can be effective in treating specific illnesses. For example, which are good for cardiac care? Which can help combat and treat asthma? What are the safety concerns to be aware of when using herbs in combination with traditional medicines? Diet and nutrition are vital keys to controlling or promoting morbidity and mortality from chronic diseases, and the multitude of biomolecules in dietary fruits and vegetables play a crucial role in health maintenance. They may, therefore, be more effective and certainly could have different actions beyond nutrients however this science is still evolving. This book brings together experts working on the different aspects of supplementation, foods, and plant extracts, in health promotion and disease prevention. Their expertise and experience provide the most current knowledge to promote future research. Dietary habits need to be altered, for most people and the conclusions and recommendations from the various chapters in this book will provide a basis for that change. The overall goal of this book is to provide the most current, concise, scientific appraisal of the efficacy of key foods and constituents medicines in dietary plants in preventing disease and improving the quality of life. While vegetables have traditionally been seen to be good sources of vitamins, the roles of other constituents have only recently become more widely recognized. This book reviews and often presents new hypotheses and conclusions on the effects of different bioactive components of the diet, derived particularly from vegetables, to prevent disease and improve the health of various populations. * Identify bioactive fruit and vegetable options for prevention or treatment of illness * Moves from general overview to disease specific applications providing a framework for further research and deeper understanding * Includes discussion of issues and challenges, permitting critical analysis and evaluation

Williams  Essentials Of Nutrition And Diet Therapy   Revised Reprint   E Book
Author: Eleanor Schlenker
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2013-08-13
Pages: 656
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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From basic nutrition principles to the latest nutrition therapies for common diseases, Williams’ Essentials of Nutrition & Diet Therapy, 10th Edition, Revised Reprint offers a solid foundation in the fundamental knowledge and skills you need to provide effective patient care. Authors Eleanor Schlenker and Sara Long address nutrition across the life span and within the community, with an emphasis on health promotion and the effects of culture and religion on nutrition. The revised edition has been updated with current government dietary guidelines, including the new MyPlate recommendations. Other key topics include childhood obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and food safety. Plus, evidence-based information and real-world case scenarios help you learn how to apply essential nutrition concepts and therapies in clinical practice. Case studies illustrate key concepts in authentic, "real-life" scenarios that reinforce learning and promote nutritional applications. Cultural Content boxes highlight the critical, yet often overlooked, role culture plays in nutrition — a role that is becoming more important as the population becomes more diverse. Feature boxes spotlight newsworthy issues related to the chapter topic, including: Diet–Medications Interactions — dietary warnings related to specific prescription drugs. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) — information on the uses, contraindications, and advantages/disadvantages of common herbs and supplements. Focus on Food Safety — important storage and preparation considerations for preventing food-borne illness. Health Promotion sections in each chapter emphasize the importance of health promotion and wellness as part of an effort to stress healthy lifestyle choices and prevention as the best "medicine." Websites of Interest at the end of every chapter lists reliable Internet resources for further study and exploration of various nutrition topics. Key terms are highlighted throughout the text with definitions on the same page for instant reference. Includes complimentary online access to Nutritrac 5.0, the latest version of Mosby’s premier nutrition and exercise management program that features over 1,000 new foods and enhanced functionality. Evidence-Based Practice boxes emphasize the importance of using research to achieve the best possible patient outcomes. Expanded health promotion coverage includes the World Health Organization’s definition of "health," the concept of wellness, and patient education. An in-depth discussion of childhood obesity explores the impact and prevention of this major health concern. Additional information on metabolic syndrome examines its effects on the cardiovascular system. Coverage of nutrition support includes the use of adapted feeding tools to aid patients in various disease states. Perspective in Practice boxes offer quick access to practical applications of nutrition principles. Choose Your Foods: Exchange Lists for Diabetes features the latest updates from the American Dietetic Association.

Nutrition Guide For Physicians
Author: Ted Wilson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business
Release Date: 2010-01-08
Pages: 444
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Nutrition Guide for Physicians is a desktop reference guide on nutrition and its clinical implications for health and disease through the lifecycle. Presented in a new softcover format and user-friendly style, it serves as a valuable resource of practical information on nutrition for physicians in their daily practice. Nutrition Guide for Physicians is divided into three parts that cross the spectrum of nutritional concerns for improving the practice of medicine. Part One provides basic nutritional principles for physicians. Part Two covers nutrition through the lifecycle and optimal nutrition patterns through all stages of development. Part Three covers diet and its role in prevention, cause and treatment of disease. All chapters include figures and tables that provide useful descriptive and visual reviews. "Key points" and succinct "conclusions" are also provided for each topic. Nutrition Guide for Physicians provides a wide perspective of the impact that nutrition has upon medical practice and will be am indispensable resource for primary care physicians and other medical professionals.

Gerontological Nursing   Healthy Aging
Author: Priscilla Ebersole
Publisher: Mosby
Release Date: 2005
Pages: 596
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging provides thorough coverage of promoting healthy aging when caring for older adults. The intent throughout the book is to facilitate the healthiest adaptation possible for any older adult, regardless of the situation and disease process. The majority of the book is devoted to discussing the significant problems that may occur and methods that nurses may use to make these problems more bearable, to solve some, and to help the elder find the best possible resolution towards healthy aging. Incorporates healthy aging strategies to maximize the healthiest behaviors of clients/patients with dementia and their caregivers. Disease processes are discussed in the context of healthy adaptation, nursing support & responsibilities to help the reader gain an understanding of their client's experience. Focus on health and wellness establishes a positive perspective to aging. Careful attention to age, cultural, and gender differences are integrated throughout to help the nurse understand these important considerations in caring for older adults. Each chapter provides a consistent organization including learning objectives, research & study questions/activities. Assessment guidelines are incorporated throughout as tables, boxes, and forms to provide useful tools for practice. Activities and discussion questions at the end of every chapter provide situations to expand student knowledge and understanding. Appendices and resource lists assist in further exploration of material. Text correlates with federal guidelines for Healthy People 2010 to assist the student in integrating knowledge about healthy aging considerations. Expanded content on pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic pain management in Chapter 15 and integrated within appropriate content sections. Completely revised Culture and Aging chapter includes discussions of health disparities and working with interpreters to help identify nursing care interventions appropriate for ethnic elders. New author team with Theris Touhy and Kathleen Jett adds a wealth of experience related to gerontological nursing education and research.

Comprehensive Management Of High Risk Cardiovascular Patients
Author: Antonio M. Gotto
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Pages: 770
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Filling a large gap in the literature, this book focuses on the management of patients who have, or are at risk of developing, cardiovascular disease. Designed to serve as a resource for the busy, practicing clinician, the approach is evidence-based but practical. Conceptual development and the exploration of biochemical and physiological mechanism

An Evidence Based Approach To Vitamins And Minerals
Author: Jane Higdon
Publisher: Thieme
Release Date: 2003
Pages: 253
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Organized by nutrient, this evidence-based reference synthesizes all of the most current research on vitamins and minerals in an easy-to-use format. Each chapter addresses the function the nutrient plays in the human body; current definitions of deficiency, including Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) or Adequate Intake (AI) recommendations; the use of the nutrient for prevention or treatment of a disease, if known; dietary and other sources of the nutrient, including food and supplement sources (breaking down the different supplement forms); safety precautions for overdosing and drug interactions; and the Linus Pauling Institute's current recommendation for health maintenance. Each chapter has been reviewed by an expert in the area, all of whom are noted in the Editorial Advisory Board. This work is endorsed by the Linus Pauling Institute of Oregon State University. Four appendices add to the clinical usefulness of this work: a quick reference to disease prevention and treatment recommendations made throughout the text, nutrient - nutrient interactions, drug - nutrient interactions, and a glossary.

Lifestyle Medicine  Second Edition
Author: James M. Rippe
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2013-03-15
Pages: 1638
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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There is no doubt that daily habits and actions exert a profound health impact. The fact that nutritional practices, level of physical activity, weight management, and other behaviors play key roles both in the prevention and treatment of most metabolic diseases has been recognized by their incorporation into virtually every evidence-based medical guideline. Despite this widespread recognition, physicians and other healthcare workers often cannot find a definitive and comprehensive source of information on all of these areas. Designed for physicians and other health care workers, Lifestyle Medicine, Second Edition brings together evidence-based research in multiple health-related fields to assist practitioners both in treating disease and promoting good health. Sections cover nutrition and exercise, behavioral psychology, public policy, and management of a range of disorders, including cardiovascular disease, endocrine and metabolic dysfunction, obesity, cancer, immunology and infectious diseases, pulmonary disorders, and many more.