"In nearly every level of treatment and counseling, care providers must take into account the effects of their patients' diets. Nutrition in Clinical Practice is written to guide health professionals in providing well-informed, compassionate, and effective dietary and weight-management counseling. This fully updated 3rd edition is edited by a leading authority in nutrition and preventive medicine. Practical and evidence-based, chapters address the effects of diet on health and a comprehensive array of illnesses, making it a vital and timely addition to any caregiver's library."--Provided by publisher.
Includes appendices and index and bibliographical references.
The new edition of this highly cited text reflects current research in the field, focusing on the close interconnection of nutrition with various chronic diseases. Major attention is given to the increasing importance of obesity and its role in a variety of disorders. Special emphasis is placed on the need for different approaches in the understanding, evaluation, prevention and management of interrelated diseases. Tutorial chapters provide an orientation to the history, terminology, key concepts, and most recent advances in nutrition.