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We are getting fat and sick in increasing numbers and it’s placing a devastating burden on our healthcare systems. Scientists in every field are desperate to explain this epidemic and stave off a modern health disaster. But what’s to blame? Carbs, fat or sugar? Gut microbes or genes? Laziness or poverty? In The Truth About Fat, Anthony Warner scrutinises the explanations of experts in every field, speaks to those who dedicate... more...

This third edition of this well-received text continues to provide a state-of-the-art treatise on modern clinical practice relating to hyperlipidemia and lipoprotein disorders, conditions responsible for a huge amount of morbidity and mortality in Western countries and, increasingly, the developing world. The clinical evidence underlying the treatment of hyperlipidemia has burgeoned since the second edition published in 1994, with the publication of... more...

How safe is our food supply? Each year the media report what appears to be growing concern related to illness caused by the food consumed by Americans. These food borne illnesses are caused by pathogenic microorganisms, pesticide residues, and food additives. Recent actions taken at the federal, state, and local levels in response to the increase in reported incidences of food borne illnesses point to the need to evaluate the food... more...

Developed by well-known author and nutritionist Sylvia Escott-Stump, the Seventh Edition of this classic text provides timely, pertinent medical nutrition therapy information for the care of patients with over 360 diseases, disorders, and conditions. Each entry for a condition includes vital background information, objectives for care, dietary and nutritional recommendations, and commonly used medications and herbal or botanical... more...

As one of the most respected nutrition life cycle texts in the higher education market, NUTRITION THROUGH THE LIFE CYCLE, Fourth Edition uses current research to explain the nutritional foundations necessary for the growth, development, and normal functioning of individuals in each stage of the life span. Filled with resources to guide your study, the Fourth Edition brings clarity to key concepts as it draws you into the excitement of new research in... more...


A comprehensive, accessible summary of the latest research in heart disease risk factors Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is a major cause of early death and disability across the world. The major markers of risk—including high blood cholesterol, smoking, and obesity—are well known, but studies show that such markers do not account for all cardiovascular risk. Written by a team of renowned experts in the field, this comprehensive and... more...

Recent large-scale epidemiological studies have confirmed thepre-eminence of the Mediterranean diet for reducing the risk ofprimary and secondary heart disease and cancer. There is alsoincreasingly convincing evidence for its protective value againstdiabetes, dementias and other age-related disorders, and forincreasing overall longevity. The Mediterranean Diet: Health and Science is atimely, authoritative and accessible account of the... more...

This volume serves as a hands-on, practical reference in nutrition support for the clinical gastroenterologist and for other clinicians with similar interests. The book offers expert nutritional knowledge and management ideas. It also provides methodology for combating problems such as short bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease and obesity.

The fascinating area of Nutrigenomics describes this daily communication between diet, food and nutrients, their metabolites and our genome. This book describes how nutrition shapes human evolution and demonstrates its consequences for our susceptibility to diseases, such as diabetes and atherosclerosis. Inappropriate diet can yield stress for our cells, tissues and organs and then it is often associated with low-grade chronic... more...

In this book, experts provide a comprehensive review of current knowledge regarding nutrition and dietary management for the complex set of rheumatic conditions. Within the disease-specific chapters, the authors present a historical perspective, a discussion of the major clinical features, current management and treatment, a review of the literature related to nutritional status and diet, and dietary recommendations, based on current scientific... more...