Nutrition in Infancy: Volume 2

Nutrition in Infancy: Volume 2

by Ronald Ross Watson
     
 

Nutrition in Infancy: Volume 2 is a very useful resource for all clinicians treating and preventing nutritional problems in infants. This volume covers a wide range of topics that support wellness in infants through the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, malnutrition, and developmental and genetic abnormalities. A variety of chapters deal

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Nutrition in Infancy: Volume 2 is a very useful resource for all clinicians treating and preventing nutritional problems in infants. This volume covers a wide range of topics that support wellness in infants through the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, malnutrition, and developmental and genetic abnormalities. A variety of chapters deal with nutrients for infants with disabilities, surgery, and other special needs.

The sections in this volume discuss GI Tract Considerations, Formulas, probiotics, hormones and lipids in the health and disease of infants, and the growth and development of infants. In Nutrition in Infancy: Volume 2, a wide range of nutritional and food related therapies to prevent or ameliorate disease, growth retardation and promote health are outlined. The latest developments in diagnostic procedures and nutritional support are also included. Written by a group of international experts, this volume is an indispensable new reference for clinicians with an interest in the nutrition and health of pregnant mothers and their infants.

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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:
7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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