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Nutrients and Foods in Aids

1st Edition

Edited by Ronald R. Watson

CRC Press

256 pages

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pub: 1998-05-13
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Lack of proper nutrition can severely impact the immune system, especially when it is already compromised. This book defines recent advances in understanding the nutritional deficiencies found in AIDS and HIV-positive patients. It explores the scientific knowledge of how nutritional and dietary changes and herbal medicines can benefit or potentially harm these patients. The text also discusses the negative effects of undernutrition that can lead to starvation, a potent immunosuppressant. Nutrients and Foods in AIDS is a much-needed scientific appraisal of current alternative strategies used in preventing or treating AIDS and its symptoms for improved quality of life.


"…is a highly recommended book for all medical libraries and would be of interest in public and academic libraries where individuals are constantly seeking out information about the nutritional value of foods and herbs."

-AIDS Book Review Journal

"…includes an impressive collection of discussions and speculation by various authors on the research surrounding nutrients, foods, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)… an interesting addition to the HIV and nutrition library."

-Cade Fields-Gardner, The Cutting Edge, Cary, IL

Table of Contents

Nutrition and AIDS

Trace Elements, Free Radicals, and HIV Progression, B. Dousset, F. Hussenet, and F. Belleville

Selenium and AIDS, J. Constans

The Thiols Glutathione, Cysteine, and Homocysteine in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection, F. Müller, P. Aukrust, A.M. Svardal, R.K. Berge, P.M. Ueland, and S.S. Froland

Nutritional Aspects of Neuropsychological Function in HIV/AIDS, M.K. Baum and G. Shor-Posner

Lauric Oils as Antimicrobial Agents: Theory of Effect, Scientific Rationale, and Dietary Application as Adjunct Nutritional Support for HIV-Infected Individuals, M.G. Enig

Experimental Studies with Antioxidants, R.J. Jariwalla

Absorption and AIDS

Appetite and Energy Intake in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection and AIDS, C.D. Summerbell

Assessing the Role of Intestinal Absorption, Permeability, and Nutrition in AIDS Patients, M. Ott and B. Lembcke

Malabsorption of Nutrients and Drugs in Patients with AIDS and Mycobacteriosis and Their Obviation by Parenteral Therapy, L.A. Cone

Malabsorption and Microsporidia, L.A. Cone

The Role of Home-Delivered Meals and Community-Based Medical Nutrition Therapy in HIV Care, D.C. Humm and B.C. Oliver

Animal Models for Nutrition and AIDS

T-Cell Receptor Peptide and Immune Modulation, B. Liang, J.Y. Wang, and R.R. Watson

Antioxidants, Vitamins, and Hormone in AIDS, Z. Zhang, P. Inserra, B. Liang, and R.R. Watson

Vitamin E Supplementation Retards the Development of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, J.Y. Wang and B. Liang

Fruits and HIV Progression

Pomegranate: A Role in Health Promotion and AIDS?, J. Lee and R.R. Watson

Cranberry: A Role in Health Promotion, J. Lee and R.R. Watson


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Infectious Diseases
MEDICAL / Nutrition