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Nutrition and Alcohol provides a comprehensive summary of the latest research data available on the effects of alcohol on the nutritional state of alcohol abusers. Data illustrating the combined effects of direct alcohol toxicity together with the ill effects of malnutrition on tissue damage are emphasized. The book is oriented toward clinicians and basic scientist-researchers.
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Alcohol is the most common single cause of malnutrition in developed countries. This book summarizes the latest research data on the multiple effects of alcohol on the nutritional status of alcohol abusers. It emphasizes data on the combined effects of direct alcohol toxicity with the alterations due to malnutrition. This information will assist the scientist in understanding the nutritional modulation of alcohol abuse-related disorders as well as the clinician in preventing and treating alcohol disorders with nutritional therapy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849379338
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 9/3/1992
  • Series: Physiology of Substance Abuse Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Alcohol-Related Nutrition Derangements: Implications for Nutritional Support 1
Ch. 2 Dietary Factors and Alcohol Consumption 39
Ch. 3 Nutritional Status of Alcoholics from Different Social Groups 65
Ch. 4 Interaction of Nutrients and Alcohol: Absorption, Transport, Utilization, and Metabolism 75
Ch. 5 Alcohol and Glucose Homeostasis 101
Ch. 6 Role of Carbohydrate in Alcohol Metabolism 125
Ch. 7 Protein Metabolism in Alcoholism 143
Ch. 8 Effects of Dietary Fatty Acids and Alcohol on Fatty Acid Composition in Cellular Membranes 191
Ch. 9 Metabolic flux and the Role of Lipids in Alcohol Tolerance in Drosophila 205
Ch. 10 Riboflavin Status of Alcoholics 243
Ch. 11 Folate Metabolism in Alcoholism 255
Ch. 12 The Effects of Ethanol on Vitamin A and [actual symbol not reproducible]-Carotene Nutriture 269
Ch. 13 Zinc and Alcohol 281
Ch. 14 Animal Models Show Nutritional Modulation of Alcoholic Liver Disease 309
Ch. 15 Nutritional factors in the Pathogenesis of Alcoholic Liver Disease 337
Ch. 16 Protein-Calorie Malnutrition in Alcoholic Liver Disease 363
Ch. 17 Nutritional Support in Alcoholic Liver Disease 385
Ch. 18 Alcohol Malnutrition and the Gastrointestinal Tract 403
Ch. 19 Nutrition and Alcohol-Induced Immunomodulation 429
Index 447
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