Nutrition in Infancy: Volume 2

Nutrition in Infancy: Volume 2

by Ronald Ross Watson
     
 

Expert reviews of developing areas are provided Unique source of information and rationale to change modern diets Written by the world's foremost authorities Over the last several years developing human research suggests that a component of omega-3 fatty acids, long chain ones, contribute particularly to health benefits. Omega-6/3 Fatty Acids: Functions,

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Expert reviews of developing areas are provided Unique source of information and rationale to change modern diets Written by the world's foremost authorities Over the last several years developing human research suggests that a component of omega-3 fatty acids, long chain ones, contribute particularly to health benefits. Omega-6/3 Fatty Acids: Functions, Sustainability Strategies and Perspectives focuses on developing information on this newly recognized key component. This volume uniquely, and for the first time, focuses on sustainability of natural sources of omega-3 fatty acids variants including long chain ones, and on ways to increase their use and availability to reduce major diseases. The authors review cardiovascular disease, neurological changes and mental health and other diseases like diabetes where long chain omega-3 fatty acids play protective roles from recent human trials. Each chapter evaluates developing information on the possible mechanistic role of long chain omega-3 fatty acids. After showing their requirement and involvement in health promotion there are reviews of various sources and ways to protect and promote them. Authors provide support for the benefits and sources of long chain omega-3 fatty acids and their increased dietary intake that reduce various physical and mental illnesses. Omega-6/3 Fatty Acids: Functions, Sustainability and Perspectives is a unique and important new volume that provides the latest data and reviews to physicians who need to assess serum omega-6/3 and fatty acids to help diagnose risks and change diets and to inform industry and the scientific community with reviews of research for actions including new studies and therapies.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE (University of Chicago Medical Center)
Description: This is a review of the current research regarding nutrition and neonatal and infant disease. The first edition was written 12 years ago, so an update is certainly warranted.
Purpose: The purpose is to review the most up-to-date evidence that nutrition provided in utero and during infancy directly affects the lifetime of the individual. The book provides the current research on acute and chronic diseases.
Audience: The audience includes researchers and those specializing in infant/neonatal diseases, and the book presumes a very good working knowledge of the material.
Features: The focus of this volume is solely on various diseases. The first of the book's three parts covers a lot of ground, including growth and body composition in children with chronic disease, nutrition support use in a variety of chronic conditions, nutritional requirements in liver disease, as well as a chapter on celiac disease in infants. The six chapters in the second part cover gastrointestinal issues. The third part focuses on hormones and lipids. The chapter on diabetes, written by a researcher in the U.K., is very general with little practical information for healthcare professionals in the field. In fact, the focus of many of the chapters is current research.
Assessment: Overall, this is an interesting reference, but it should not be the sole resource for learning about these diseases in infancy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781627032537
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
12/01/2012
Series:
Nutrition and Health Series
Edition description:
2013
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.04(d)

Meet the Author

Ronald Ross Watson, PhD
Arizona Health Science Center, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Publish Health, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

George Grimble, PhD
Centre for Gastroenterology and Nutrition, University College London, London, UK

Victor R. Preedy, PhD, BSc, DSc, FSB, FRSPH, FRCPath, FRSC
Diabetes & Nutritional Sciences Division, School of Medicine, King's College London, London, UK

Sherma Zibaldi, MD, PhD
Division of Health Promotion Sciences, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Publish Health, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

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