Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease

Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease, 3rd Edition

Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease, 3rd Edition,Mario Ferruzzi,Ann Coulston,Carol Boushey,ISBN9780123918840

Ferruzzi   &   Coulston   &   Boushey   

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This comprehensive clinical nutrition textbook uniquely focuses on the clinical applications and disease prevention of nutrition, clearly linking the contributions of basic science to applied nutrition research and, in turn, to research-based patient care guidelines.

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Key Features

  • Selected for inclusion in Doody's Core Titles 2013, an essential collection development tool for health sciences libraries
  • Integration of food issues with nutrition provides a unique perspective to disease prevention/control
  • Material in the book is up-to-date with current research
  • Individual sections of the book can be used for mini-courses or in-depth study
  • Diversity of material makes this text useful for nutritional scientists and also for upper division nutrition course work


Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease has been proving itself in the classroom for nearly 10 years and is praised as being accessible, applicable and a valuable textbook. It focuses specifically on the relationship between disease and nutrition, an area of ever increasing interest and concern as health care costs and availability continue to be an issue worldwide. Now reaching beyond just the individual healthcare concern, the potential for nutritional interventions to improve health status is also of heightened interest to public health professionals who are faced with an aging, obese, at-risk-of-diabetes population who may or may not have access to insurance. This textbook is the foundation of understanding how nutrition can be used to improve health status.

New to this edition:
100% overall new material. 26 new authors or co-authors and all chapters have been completed updated

4 completely new chapters:
Surgery for Severe Obesity
Snacking and Energy Balance in Humans
Phytochemicals in the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity and Its Related Cancers
Bioavailability and Metabolism of Bioactive Compounds from Foods

New section on Dietary Bioactive Compounds for Health explores bioactive components present in edible plants of particular interest for the prevention of disease

New to the obesity section is a chapter on the management of patients who have undergone surgical treatment for obesity


Upper division undergraduates and graduate students in nutrition and dietetics; professional nutritionists, dieticians, epidemiologists, general practitioners, nurse practitioners, and family medicine physicians.

Mario Ferruzzi

Mario G. Ferruzzi, PhD is a Professor of Food Science and Nutrition at Purdue University. His research interests are in the area of phytochemical bioavailability, metabolism and their role in chronic disease prevention. Additionally, he has industrial experience in product research and development. Prior to joining Purdue in 2004, he was a Research & Development Scientist with Nestlé R&D in Marysville, OH and Lausanne, Switzerland. He is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), and the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Food Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

Ann Coulston

Ann M. Coulston, MS, RD, has a more than 20-year history of clinical research at Stanford University Medical Center where her research centered on carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, the nutritional management of diabetes, and insulin resistance. She has provided nutrition consultation to the food and healthcare industry, public relations firms, and Internet companies. She is past-president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) and has been recognized by the American Dietetic Association Foundation for excellence in the practice of clinical nutrition and the practice of research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Nutrition Consultant, Santa Fe, NM, USA

Carol Boushey

Carol J. Boushey, PHD, MPH, RD, is an Associate Researcher in the Epidemiology Program of the University of Hawaii Cancer Center and an Adjunct Professor in the Nutrition Science Department at Purdue University. Her research includes dietary assessment methods, dietary patterns, and quantitative methods. At the Cancer Center, she directs the Nutrition Shared Resource. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Nutrition Committee of the American Heart Association.

Affiliations and Expertise

Epidemiology Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, HI, USA

Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease, 3rd Edition

Research Methodology

A. Assessment Methods for Research and Practice

  1. Dietary Assessment Methodology
  2. Frances E. Thompson and Amy F. Subar

  3. Assessment of Dietary Supplement Use
  4. Johanna Dwyer and Rebecca B. Costello

  5. Physical Assessment of Nutritional Status
  6. Edward Saltzman and Kris M. Mogensen

  7. Energy Requirement Methodology
  8. Jim DeLany

    B. Research and Applied Methods for Observational and Intervention Studies

  9. Application of Research Paradigms to Nutrition Practice
  10. Carol J. Boushey

  11. Overview of Nutritional Epidemiology
  12. Lisa Cadmus-Bertrum and Ruth Patterson

  13. Analysis, Presentation, and Interpretation of Dietary Data
  14. Deborah Anne Kerr, TusaRebecca E. Schap, Rachel K. Johnson

  15. Current Theoretical Bases for Nutrition Intervention and Their Uses
  16. Lora Burke, Rachel Froelich, Yaguang Zheng and Karen Glanz

  17. Nutrition Intervention: Lessons from Clinical Trials
  18. Linda G. Snetselaar

  19. Tools and Techniques to Facilitate Nutrition Intervention
  20. Linda M. Delahanty and Joan M. Heins

  21. Evaluation of Nutrition Interventions
  22. Nicholas J. Ollberding and Alan R. Kristal

  23. Biomarkers and Their Use in Nutrition Intervention
  24. Amanda J. Cross, Johanna W. Lampe, and Cheryl L. Rock

    Nutrition for Health Maintenance, Prevention, and Disease-Specific Treatment

    A. Food and Nutrient Intake for Health

  25. Nutrition Guidelines to Maintain Health
  26. Carol W. Suitor and Suzanne Murphy

  27. Nutrition, Health Policy, and the Problem of Proof
  28. Robert P. Heaney and Sarah Roller

  29. Choline and Neural Development
  30. Mihai D. Niculescu

  31. Nutrition Requirements for Athletes
  32. Sara C. Campbell

  33. Nutrition for Children with Special Health Care Needs
  34. Anne Bradford Harris, Marion Taylor Baer, Cristine M. Trahms and Beth Ogata

    B. Dietary Bioactive Compounds for Health

  35. Antioxidants in Health and Disease
  36. Harold E. Seifried, John A. Milner and Susan M. Pilch

  37. Diet and Supplements in the Prevention and Treatment of Eye Diseases
  38. Julie A. Mares, Amy E. Millen and Kristin Meyers

  39. Nutrients and Food Constituents in Cognitive Decline and Neurodegenerative Disease
  40. James A. Joseph, Mark A. Smith, George Perry and Barbara Shukitt-Hale

  41. Phytochemicals in prevention and treatment of Obesity and Related Disorder
  42. Kee-Hong Kim, Gyo-Nam Kim and Ki Won Lee

  43. Bioavailability and metabolism of bioactive compounds from foods
  44. Andrew P. Neilson and Mario G. Ferruzzi

    C. Overweight and Obesity

  45. Genetics of Human Obesity
  46. Janis S. Fisler and Craig H. Warden

  47. Obesity: Overview of Treatments and Interventions
  48. Helen M. Seagle, Holly R. Wyatt and James O. Hill

  49. Surgical intervetion for obesity
  50. Robert F. Kushner and Holly Herrington

  51. Behavioral Risk Factors for Overweight and Obesity: Diet and Physical Activity
  52. Nancy E. Sherwood, Meghan M Senso, Claire K Fleming and Alison M Roeder

  53. Dietary Approaches to Exploit Energy Balance Utilities for Body Weight Control
  54. Richard D. Mattes and Sze-Yen Tan

    D. Cardiovascular Disease

  55. Genetic Influences on Blood Lipids and Cardiovascular Disease Risk
  56. Jose M. Ordovas and Martha Guevara-Cruz

  57. The Role of Diet in the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease
  58.  Ann Skulas-Ray, Michael Flock and Penny Kris-Etherton

  59. Nutrition, Lifestyle, and Hypertension
  60. Pao-Hwa Lin, Bryan C. Batch and Laura P. Svetkey

    E. Diabetes Mellitus

  61. Obesity and the Risk for Diabetes
  62. Rejeanne D. Gougeon

  63. The Role of Diet in the Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes
  64. Judith Wylie-Rosett and Linda Delahanty

  65. Nutrition Management for Gestational Diabetes
  66. Maria Duarte-Gardea

    F. Cancer

  67. Interaction of Nutrition and Genes in Carcinogenesis
  68. Jo L. Freudenheim

  69. Nutrition and Cancers of the Breast, Endometrium, and Ovary
  70. Kim Robien, Cheryl L. Rock and Wendy Demark-Wahnefried

  71. Nutrition and Prostate Cancer
  72.  Song-Yi Park and Laurence N. Kolonel

  73. Nutrition and Colon Cancer
  74. Daniel D. Gallaher and Sabrina Trudo

    G. Gastrointestinal Health and Disease

  75. Intestinal Microflora and Diet in Health
  76.  Merlin W. Ariefdjohan, Onikia N. Brown-Esters and Dennis A. Savaiano

  77. Nutrition in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Short Bowel Syndrome
  78. Kelly A. Tappenden and Jennifer L. Barnes

  79. Nutrient Considerations in Lactose Intolerance
  80.  Steve Hertzler, Dennis A. Savaiano, Karry A. Jackson, Sinead Ni Bhriain and Fabrizis L. Suarez

  81. Nutritional Considerations in the Management of Celiac Disease
  82. Nicolas Kennedy

  83. Nutrition and Cystic Fibrosis
  84. Zhumin Zhang and HuiChuan Lai

    H. Bone Health and Disease

  85. Current Understanding of Vitamin D Metabolism, Nutritional Status, and Role in Disease Prevention
  86. Susan J. Whiting and Mona S. Calvo

  87. Osteoporosis: The Early Years
  88. Connie M. Weaver and Kathleen M. Hill

  89. Osteoporosis in Adults
  90. Robert Marcus


  91. Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs)

Quotes and reviews

"While this book would be best used by dietitians, it can be a good resource for all healthcare professionals working with patients. In the past five years, new research has emerged regarding nutrition and its role in disease management as well as prevention, so this update is needed." --Doody.com, June 14, 2013

Praise for the Third Edition:

"Health care researchers and practitioners in the US and Canada compile the current knowledge in clinical nutrition, and summarize the rationale and science base of its applications in preventing and treating disease." --Reference and Research Book News, February 2013

"I think this book is remarkably useful to people like me; a practicing physician. There is a pleasant uniformity to the prose suggesting that the editors have done a great job in homogenizing, as it were, the style. The chapters I read were really informative--I particularly liked chapter 3, which had a wealth of information about the physical manifestations of malnutrition. I was completely unaware of most of them and found this very useful; in fact, it will add a great deal to how well I can assess the nutritional status of my patients and how to help them remedy deficiencies in their diet. This book should be a great success!" --Mariane Legato, MD, FACP, Professor Emerita of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University College of Medicine, New York, NY; Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins, Department of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

"In this third edition, the editors continue to identify key experts in nutrition science who discuss in depth a broad spectrum of topics from basic concepts of nutrient requirements to a translational research model calling for interdisciplinary approaches linking discoveries at the molecular level to individual and public health. This book is a wonderful resource!" --Mary Jo Feeney, MS, RD, FADA, Consultant to Food and Agricultural Industries, Los Altos, CA, USA

"A critically important work that will have a major impact on research and clinical care in this important field. The authors are an outstanding group of internationally recognized scientists in their areas of expertise. This invaluable resource provides an up-to-date, exhaustive overview of the role of nutrition in the prevention and management of disease. Highly recommended." --John P. Foreyt, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

Praise for Previous Editions:

"With Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease, instructors have access to one comprehensive text to demonstrate the nutrition link to disease. ...it is a text a nutrition professional can feel confident in recommending to their clinical and community nutrition colleagues, as well as to dietetics students, epidemiologists and medical students." --Journal of The American Dietetic Association

"It is strong on strategies for dietary modification and on cultural and socioeconomic influences on eating and exercise behavior. Unlike earlier textbooks, it has large sections on the genetic influences on nutritional health. ...is a useful additional resource for nutritional investigators and for dietitians involved in research." --The New England Journal of Medicine

"Written by nutrition researchers and dieticians with extensive clinical experience, this book is a useful addition to the clinical nutritionist's bookshelf." --American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

"...an excellent and timely addition to the field of clinical nutrition. ...A valuable resource, not only for nutrition students, but also for practicing nutrition professionals." --Choice

"...provides an excellent overview of clinical nutrition, integrating the collective role of diet, genetics, environment, and behavior in healt and disease. ...All in all, this text is a comprehensive contribution to the field of clinical nutrition and provides an excellent reference for practitioners, researchers, and advanced nutrition students." --Inform

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