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Overview

Evidence shows that nutritional supports can help maintain health in the HIV-infected patient by replacing lost nutrients, compensating for nutritional damage done by the retrovirus-induced immunodeficiency, and stimulating the remaining immune system and cells for better host defenses.

This new edition of Nutrition and AIDS is a timely look at what dietary materials, supplements, and foods may benefit or treat AIDS, as well as nutritional deficiencies that can accelerate progression to AIDS and death. It offers a variety of alternative dietary and herbal remedies, including some that have been tested in animals and humans to stimulate immune defense or compensate for changes induced by HIV infection. In addition, it surveys items that may accelerate nutritional depletion in AIDS patients, such as cocaine, alcohol, and tobacco use. It includes data from animal studies modeling AIDS and nutrition, studies not yet done in humans but applicable to them.

Including updated reviews on topics from the author's earlier publications on the subject, with a focus on how to use this nutritional information to treat or retard development of AIDS, Nutrition and AIDS brings to the forefront the most recent advances in understanding the nutritional deficiencies of AIDS and HIV-positive patients.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Jamie H. Von Roenn
This is a new book on nutrition and AIDS that incorporates contributions from international experts in the areas of energy metabolism, pathogenesis, and impact of nutritional abnormalities and nutritional support. The purpose is to present both basic and applied research in regard to the pathogenesis and clinical importance of nutrition in HIV-infected patients. This is a timely and important topic. The authors are more effective in their presentation of pathogenesis and implications of malnutrition than in presenting clinically relevant/applied knowledge. This book is targeted for practitioners involved in HIV care who have concerns and interests related to the effects of malnutrition on HIV infection and in its therapy. The contributors are drawn from a wide range of expertise (public health, nutritional sciences, immunology, infectious disease, epidemiology, etc.) and are credible in their area of expertise. This book has relatively few tables and graphs, but those that are present are well done. The references are extensive, useful, and up-to-date. This book offers well-written reviews regarding the role of nutrition, both as a co-factor in HIV pathogenesis, as well as an adjunct to therapy. Chapters reviewing the role of nutrition in multiple risk groups, as well as a range of geographic locations, add an important perspective to the book. The clinical chapters, however, fall short of providing useful clinical information and suggestions to practitioners.
From The Critics
Reviewer:Jamie H Von Roenn, MD(Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description:This is a new book on nutrition and AIDS that incorporates contributions from international experts in the areas of energy metabolism, pathogenesis, and impact of nutritional abnormalities and nutritional support.
Purpose:The purpose is to present both basic and applied research in regard to the pathogenesis and clinical importance of nutrition in HIV-infected patients. This is a timely and important topic. The authors are more effective in their presentation of pathogenesis and implications of malnutrition than in presenting clinically relevant/applied knowledge.
Audience:This book is targeted for practitioners involved in HIV care who have concerns and interests related to the effects of malnutrition on HIV infection and in its therapy. The contributors are drawn from a wide range of expertise (public health, nutritional sciences, immunology, infectious disease, epidemiology, etc.) and are credible in their area of expertise.
Features:This book has relatively few tables and graphs, but those that are present are well done. The references are extensive, useful, and up-to-date.
Assessment:This book offers well-written reviews regarding the role of nutrition, both as a co-factor in HIV pathogenesis, as well as an adjunct to therapy. Chapters reviewing the role of nutrition in multiple risk groups, as well as a range of geographic locations, add an important perspective to the book. The clinical chapters, however, fall short of providing useful clinical information and suggestions to practitioners.
Booknews
Contributors in nutrition, biochemistry, and other disciplines summarize the recent scientific findings on the efficacy of nutrients, foods, and herbal medicines in preventing or treating AIDS and its symptoms, and in improving the quality of life. They also consider the ill effects of some diets and drugs. Their topics include how supplementation and undernutrition affect survival in murine AIDS, using herbs and non-nutritive supplements in HIV-positive and AIDS patients, food safety, how drugs of abuse modulate immune and nutritional status, vitamins in HIV infection, traditional and popular uses of food as therapy for HIV and AIDS, and infant growth. They also include reports from Japan and sub-Sahara Africa. No date is noted for the first edition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849302725
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Series: Modern Nutrition Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Wasting in AIDS in the Era of HAART Lawrence A.
Cone
Supplementation and Undernutrition: Effects on Survival in
Murine AIDS Jeongmin Lee and Ronald R. Watson
Antioxidants in Human AIDS Jeongmin Lee and Ronald R.
Watson
Trace Elements, Free Radicals, and HIV Progression Brigitte
Dousset, Benedicte Nicolas and Francine Belleville
Use of Herbs and Non-Nutritive Supplements in HIV-Positive
and AIDS Patients Simin B. Vaghefi and Aurea Westrick-
Thompson
AIDS and Food Safety Ralph Meer and Scottie Misner
Thiols to Treat AIDS Frederik Müller, Pal Aukrust, Rolf Bugen, Asborn Svardaz, and Stig S. Froland
Drugs of Abuse: Modulation of Immune and Nutritional Status
in AIDS David Solkoff and Ronald R. Watson
Cigarette Smoking and AIDS Herman R. Lucero and Ronald R. Watson
Lipodystrophy in AIDS: Causes and Nutritional Therapy Jennifer Muir Bowers
Vitamins in HIV Infection Greg Coodley and Harry D. Albertson
Nutrition and HIV/AIDS Patients in Japan Chizuko Maruyama
Nutrition and HIV Infection/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa Cyril O. Enwonwu
Traditional and Popular Uses of Food as Therapy for HIV/AIDS
Jacquelyn H. Flaskerud
HIV and Infant Growth Doug Taren and Cara Frankenfield

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