Entering the 1980's, coronary heart disease (CHD) still remains the major cause of death in the United States and ranks second in the world in terms of CHD mortality rates. However, CHD mortality and morbidity rates in the United States have declined significantly since the 1950's. There are many reasons for this positive and encouraging change, one of which is the increasing awareness of the importance of the role of nutrition in health and disease. Diet has been identified as an important factor contributing to hyperlipidemia in individuals and populations. Dietary modification has become a routine means of treating patients with lipid disorders. The relationship between diet and chronic disease is, however, far from simple and at the present time, needs further intensive research. Many significant advances have recently taken place in our understanding of the effect of different nutritional components on blood lipids and lipopro teins and on the initiation progression and regression of atherosclerotic proces ses. This symposium (The 19th annual meeting of the American College of Nutrition: Cardiovascular Disease and Nutrition held at Bloomington, Minn. on June 1-2, 1978) addressed many of the important questions concerning the association of diet and CRD. We have not restricted the topic to hyperlipi demia and CHD, per se but have considered cardiovascular disease in general. This monograph should be of interest to the dietitian, nutritionist, pediatric clinician, cardiologist, physicians in general, and researchers in the field of cardiovascular disease. Herbert K. Naito, Ph.D.
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1982|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.03(d)|
Table of Contents1. A Review of Atheroma.- 2. Factors in Childhood and Adolescence Leading to Premature Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease.- 3. Early Nutritional Roots of Cardiovascular Disease.- 4. Ischemic Heart Disease: Updating the Zinc/Copper Hypothesis.- 5. A Public Health Approach to Nutrition, Mass Hyperlipidemia, and Atherosclerotic Diseases.- 6. Epidemiology of Sudden Cardiac Death: Minerals and the “Water Story”.- 7. Dietary Studies of Ten-year-old Children in the Bogalusa Heart Study.- 8. Aortic Fatty Streaking and Alterations of Serum Cholesterol, Amino Acids, and Copper in Miniature Pigs Fed Atherogenic Diet.- 9. Quantitation of Lesions During Progression and Regression of Atherosclerosis in Rhesus Monkeys.- 10. Atherosclerosis and Diet.- 11. Systematic Approach to the Treatment of Hereditary Hyperlipidemia.- 12. Nutritional Modification for Prevention and Treatment of Hyperlipidemia and Hyperlipoproteinemia.- 13. Dietary Approach to Treatment of Hyperlipidemia: The Prudent Polyunsaturated Fat Diet.- 14. Management of Hypercholesterolemia by Partial Ileal Bypass.- 15. Value of Magnesium Supplements During Open-Heart SurgeryA Double-Blind Trial.- 16. Serum Lipids in Total Parenteral Nutrition.- 17. Role of Magnesium in Pharmacology of Lithium and in Development of Fetal Cardiovascular Defects.- 18. ECG Abnormalities in Magnesium Abnormalities.- 19. Myocardial Protein Synthesis in Magnesium Deficiency: Effects of Morphine.- 20. Chelated and Complexed Magnesium: Its Effects on Serum Lipoproteins and Blood Coagulation.- 21. Magnesium and Thrombosis: Interrelations with Latent Tetany, Cirrhosis, and Cancer.- 22. Recommendations of the Magnesium Intervention Trial.- 23. Sodium-Potassium Pump Activity in Volume-expanded Hypertension.