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Nutrition and AIDS

2nd Edition

Edited by Ronald Ross Watson

CRC Press

256 pages

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Evidence shows that nutritional supports can help maintain health in the HIV-infected patient by replacing lost nutrients, compensating for nutritional damage done by the retrovirus-induced immunodeficiency, and stimulating the remaining immune system and cells for better host defenses.

This new edition of Nutrition and AIDS is a timely look at what dietary materials, supplements, and foods may benefit or treat AIDS, as well as nutritional deficiencies that can accelerate progression to AIDS and death. It offers a variety of alternative dietary and herbal remedies, including some that have been tested in animals and humans to stimulate immune defense or compensate for changes induced by HIV infection. In addition, it surveys items that may accelerate nutritional depletion in AIDS patients, such as cocaine, alcohol, and tobacco use. It includes data from animal studies modeling AIDS and nutrition, studies not yet done in humans but applicable to them.

Including updated reviews on topics from the author's earlier publications on the subject, with a focus on how to use this nutritional information to treat or retard development of AIDS, Nutrition and AIDS brings to the forefront the most recent advances in understanding the nutritional deficiencies of AIDS and HIV-positive patients.


About the New Edition:

"This text is an honorable undertaking in an extremely difficult and controversial field."

-Christine Wanke

Division of Nutrition and Infection

Tufts University School of Medicine

in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

About the First Edition:

"…a necessary book for those who are treating AIDS patients."

- Choice, 1995

"…should be on the desk of every physician that treats HIV-infected individuals…"

AIDS Book Review Journal, July 1995

Table of Contents

Wasting in AIDS in the Era of HAART Lawrence A.


Supplementation and Undernutrition: Effects on Survival in

Murine AIDS Jeongmin Lee and Ronald R. Watson

Antioxidants in Human AIDS Jeongmin Lee and Ronald R.


Trace Elements, Free Radicals, and HIV Progression Brigitte

Dousset, Benedicte Nicolas and Francine Belleville

Use of Herbs and Non-Nutritive Supplements in HIV-Positive

and AIDS Patients Simin B. Vaghefi and Aurea Westrick-


AIDS and Food Safety Ralph Meer and Scottie Misner

Thiols to Treat AIDS Frederik Müller, Pal Aukrust, Rolf Bugen, Asborn Svardaz, and Stig S. Froland

Drugs of Abuse: Modulation of Immune and Nutritional Status

in AIDS David Solkoff and Ronald R. Watson

Cigarette Smoking and AIDS Herman R. Lucero and Ronald R. Watson

Lipodystrophy in AIDS: Causes and Nutritional Therapy Jennifer Muir Bowers

Vitamins in HIV Infection Greg Coodley and Harry D. Albertson

Nutrition and HIV/AIDS Patients in Japan Chizuko Maruyama

Nutrition and HIV Infection/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa Cyril O. Enwonwu

Traditional and Popular Uses of Food as Therapy for HIV/AIDS

Jacquelyn H. Flaskerud

HIV and Infant Growth Doug Taren and Cara Frankenfield

About the Series

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Subject Categories

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