Foods And Dietary Supplements In The Prevention And Treatment Of Disease In Older Adults

Hardcover | January 27, 2015

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Foods and Dietary Supplements in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease in Older Adults focuses on the ways in which food and dietary supplements affect the major health problems of aging adults. Researchers in nutrition, diet, epidemiology, and aging studies, as well as healthcare providers who work with elderly patients will use this comprehensive resource as a tool in their long-term goal of preventing and treating chronic disease within the elderly. This book brings together a broad range of experts working on the different aspects of foods and dietary supplements vitamins, herbs, plant extracts, etc. in health promotion and disease prevention. They have contributed chapters which define a range of ways in which foods, nutriceuticals, and dietary supplements prevent disease and promote health in older adults. They begin by reviewing the medicinal role of foods, herbal, and dietary supplements in health promotion in older adults, as well as some of the most commonly used supplements in elder "self-medication." They review the most recent studies of how foods, herbal, and dietary supplements are effective in the prevention and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other obesity associated diseases in older adults. Then they consider alcohol, other drugs, and plant based drugs of abuse which can adversely affect the health of older adults. Lastly, they consider foods and dietary supplements in gene regulation in older adults. Investigates the important nutritional requirements of the aging population in health and in relation to various acute and chronic diseases Explores the nutritional effects of botanical extracts and components that can have important health promotion benefits, and risks, to ensure safe consumption Reviews studies of common diseases within the aging population including cancer, cardiovascular, metabolic, and infectious diseases that can alter the intake of foods, supplements, and/or requirements for various nutrients Investigates the mechanisms of action of components of foods and dietary supplements, in particular gene activation and epigenetics

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Foods and Dietary Supplements in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease in Older Adults focuses on the ways in which food and dietary supplements affect the major health problems of aging adults. Researchers in nutrition, diet, epidemiology, and aging studies, as well as healthcare providers who work with elderly patients will use thi...

Ronald R. Watson, Ph.D., attended the University of Idaho but graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, with a degree in chemistry in 1966. He earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Michigan State University in 1971. His postdoctoral schooling in nutrition and microbiology was completed at the Harvard School of Public Heal...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:398 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 27, 2015Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780124186804

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Section 1: Non-Nutritional Components in Diet and Supplements, Nutraceuticals and Their Role in Health Promotion in the Mature Adult 1. A Traditional Elder's Anti-Aging Cornucopia of North American Plants 2. Alzheimer's Disease: Current perspectives - Animal models, Drugs under Development and Potential Nutritional Intervention 3. Amla in the prevention of ageing: scientific validation of the ethnomedicinal claims 4. Sarcopenia - Potential beneficial effects of creatine supplementation 5. Dietary spices in the prevention of Rheumatoid arthritis: past, present and future 6. Medicinal benefits of ginger in various gastrointestinal ailments: usefulness in geriatric conditions 7. Foods and Dietary supplements in the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases in older adults Section 2: Nutraceuticals in Chronic Disease and Cancer Therapy in Seniors 8. Targeting Mitochondrial for Healthy Brain Aging 9. The Progression of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Lifestyle Intervention in Older Adults 10. Usefulness of Tea (Camellia sinensis L. Kuntze) as a hepatoprotective agent in geriatric conditions 11. Fruits in the prevention of cataractogenesis by targeting the aldose reductase: promise from preclinical observations 12. Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) in the treatment of osteoarthritis: clinical observations 13. Natural polyphenols targeted tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) signaling pathway for cancer chemoprevention 14. Usefulness of the Ayurvedic drug Triphala in medical conditions afflicting the older adults 15. Usefulness of Ayurvedic medicinal plants as immunomodulators in geriatrics: preclinical studies 16. The health benefits of Indian traditional Ayurvedic Rasayanas (antiaging) drugs: a review 17. Can phytochemicals be effective in preventing ethanol-induced hepatotoxicity in geriatric population? An evidence based revisit 18. Chamomile: A herbal agent for the treatment of old age diseases Section 3: Nutritional Approaches to Therapy in Clinical Medicine in Old Age 19. Effects of omega-3 fatty acids on neurodegenerative diseases and stroke 20. Selenium Binding Protein 1: A Moonlight Protein 21. Selenium and senescence: center on genome maintenance 22. Nutritional strategies against sarcopenia of aging: current evidence and future directions 23. Minerals and Older Adults 24. Vitamin D and Immunity 25. Micronutrients and Ginseng for Immune Support in Older Adults 26. The role of micronutrients in preventing infections in the elderly Section 4: Food and Supplements in Chronic Heart Diseases, Obesity and Stroke 27. Dietary protein and the risk of stroke 28. Care for stroke patients with eating difficulties 29. Homocysteine, B-vitamins and cardiovascular risk 30. Changes in Postprandial Blood Pressure in the Elderly 31. Diet modification after acute events 32. The Effects of Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid Deficiencies on Stroke, and Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid Supplements 33. Nutritional Data in the Prevention and Therapy of Peripheral Arterial Disease 34. Vitamin D deficiency and anemia in heart failure 35. Metabolic Syndrome: Diet, Obesity and Chronic Inflammation

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"...a great reference for clinicians working with older adults. Its concise, up-to-date review of research and benefits of herbs and supplements makes it essential for useful conversations that clinicians can have with patients using these products. Score: 80 - 3 Stars."--Doody's, Foods and Dietary Supplements in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease in Older Adults