Healthful Eating As Lifestyle (HEAL) : Integrative Prevention for Non-Communicable Diseases book cover
1st Edition

Healthful Eating As Lifestyle (HEAL)
Integrative Prevention for Non-Communicable Diseases

Edited By

Shirin Anil

ISBN 9781032097305
Published June 30, 2021 by CRC Press
290 Pages

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Book Description

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are chronic diseases of long duration and generally slow progression, including cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes. Morbidity and mortality due to non-communicable disease has risen tremendously over the years globally. Healthful Eating As Lifestyle (HEAL): Integrative Prevention for Non-Communicable Diseases highlights the importance of HEAL as an intervention for the prevention and cure of NCDs, as well as the prevention and treatment of its risk factors like hypertension, high cholesterol, obesity, smoking, increased alcohol intake, and insufficient physical activity. It provides motivational strategies for users of all ages, gender, and strata for healthful eating, both in developed and developing countries.

The book is composed of evidence-based information and illustrations by 32 experts, including renowned researchers from academia, government, and non-governmental organizations in the field of NCDs and nutrition from 11 countries across five continents. Furthermore, the book discusses the dose-response relationship of healthful food with NCDs and its risk factor. It also includes nutritional home remedies for prevention and control of NCDs along with safety concerns and case studies at the end of all chapters for translating theory into practice.

Table of Contents

Healthful Eating As Lifestyle (HEAL) for Non-Communicable Diseases
Shirin Anil

Healthful Eating As Lifestyle (HEAL) for Hypertension
Saman Tahir, Sara Habib, Romaina Iqbal

Healthful Eating As Lifestyle (HEAL) for Obesity
Ayesha Salem Al Dhaheri, Leila Cheikh Ismail

Healthful Eating As Lifestyle (HEAL) for Hyperlipidemia
Bart Kay

Healthful Eating As Lifestyle (HEAL) for Diabetes
Chunling Wang, Zhizhong Dong, Zhe Yi, Jian Ying, Geng Zhang

Healthful Eating As Lifestyle (HEAL) for Heart Diseases
Ioanna Bakogianni, Dimitra Karageorgou, Muna Ibrahim Atalla Al Baloushi, Antonis Zampelas

Healthful Eating As Lifestyle (HEAL) for Stroke
Claudia Stefani Marcilio, Antonio C. Mattos, Gustavo B.F. Oliveira, Álvaro Avezum

Healthful Eating As Lifestyle (HEAL) for Asthma
Zaid Kajani, Sivakumar Sudhakaran, Salim Surani

Healthful Eating As Lifestyle (HEAL) for Cancers
Shirin Anil, Redhwan Al Naggar

Healthful Eating As Lifestyle (HEAL) for Mental Health Issues
Karen M Davison, Ann S. Hatcher, David Benton

Healthful Eating As Lifestyle (HEAL) and Physical Activity
Ranjit Mohan Anjana, Vaidya Ruchi, Vasudevan Sudha, Unnikrishnan Ranjit, Rajendra Pradeepa

Healthful Eating As Lifestyle (HEAL) and Smoking Cessation
Shirin Anil, Redhwan Al Naggar

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Shirin Anil is a medical doctor, an Epidemiologist & Biostatistician, and Endeavour Executive Fellow in Nutritional epidemiology, having extensive experience in the fields of global health, nutrition, non-communicable diseases (NCDs), infectious diseases, and mother and child health in developed & developing countries. She has conducted and presented more than fifty research projects in Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Spain, France, China, Pakistan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates, with publications in peer reviewed journals like the Lancet, BMC Gastroenterology, BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth, British Journal of Surgery, Frontiers of Medicine, Global Health Action, and Journal of Human Hypertension. Her major projects include project LIFE (Lifestyle Interventions For Eradication of NCDs), a community led intervention for the control of diabetes, obesity, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia, dietary patterns associated to high blood pressure, smoking in the general population, preventive medicine education for chronic diseases, complimentary & alternative medicine in cancer patients, association of artificial night light and cancer in 158 countries globally, factors associated to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, Hepatocellular cancer, nutrition in celiac disease in children and randomized controlled trials for early screening and management of diabetes, hypertension, chronic respiratory diseases, and early childhood development interventions in primary healthcare settings.

Dr. Anil manages the Victorian Congenital Anomalies Register with over 3,000 notifications of congenital anomalies in more than 75,000 births per year at the Department of Health and Human Services in Victoria, Australia. She is Consultant Epidemiologist & Statistician at the Association for Social Development, Pakistan. In an honorary capacity, she is serving on the council of True Health Initiative, a coalition of more than 250 global health experts from 30 countries, and also as the Team Lead for NCDs prevention & control at the Aga Khan Development Network (community health team) in Australia and UAE. Dr. Anil is the reviewer of many journals including Journal of the American College of Nutrition, SAGE Open Medicine, Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology, Journal of Patient Safety, and Journal of Royal Society of Medicine. She is also on the editorial board of MOJ Public Health, was advisor to the editorial board for the International Journal of Medical Students, and was regional advisor for the Lancet Student.