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From The CriticsReviewer: Heather Huang, MD (University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health)
Description: This up-to-date reference on the importance of diet in physical health reviews current research, evaluates the evidence behind popular trends, and provides practical guidelines.
Purpose: It provides health professionals with a book that synthesizes the science and research of clinical nutrition and the role of dietary components in disease prevention.
Audience: It is geared toward physicians and relevant for any healthcare professional.
Features: This well organized book is divided into three sections. Part one discusses basic nutritional principles, covering topics such as the various forms of fats (saturated, unsaturated, omega), fibers, sugar vs. artificial sweeteners, vitamins and minerals, food labels, vegetarian diets, organic foods, etc. Part two discusses optimal nutrition across the lifespan: prenatal, infancy, young children, young adults, adults, and elderly. Lastly, the third section specifically addresses the role of diet in various illnesses (e.g. diabetes mellitus, coronary heart disease, hypertension, gastrointestinal, liver, kidney, etc.). Useful tables and graphs succinctly summarize information.
Assessment: In an increasingly health conscious world, this book will be a valuable resource for physicians concerned with both primary and secondary forms of dietary prevention. In addition to reviewing the basics of clinical nutrition, this book evaluates the science behind current trends (e.g. omega fats, organic foods, vitamin/mineral supplements), and reviews current literature to provide practical recommendations. It is well organized, concise, and accessible.