Nutrition and Alcohol: Linking Nutrient Interactions and Dietary Intake, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Nutrition and Alcohol

Linking Nutrient Interactions and Dietary Intake, 1st Edition

Edited by Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy

CRC Press

448 pages | 53 B/W Illus.

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Over the past decade, much has been learned about the damaging effects that moderate to severe alcohol use has on tissue nutrient levels and dietary intake. In addition to alcohol's potential to damage every organ in the body, alcohol abuse or heavy use causes poorer dietary intake and provides a greater risk of alcohol's damage while increasing the need for several nutrients. Rapid advancement in this field of study has created an urgent need for a timely reference work in this important area.

Summarising current research, Nutrition and Alcohol: Linking Nutrient Interactions and Dietary Intake explores the latest data available on the effects of alcohol on the nutritional state of alcohol abusers. It illustrates the combined effects of malnutrition on tissue damage and examines the role of altered nutrition in various alcohol-related diseases. The authors discuss alcohol's effects on the absorption of nutrients and minerals and explain the role of nutritional supplementation and diet in the therapy of alcohol abusers.

Providing detailed knowledge of the effects of alcohol on biochemical reactions and nutritional changes, this desk reference will assist physicians, nutrition scientists and researchers, therapists, dieticians, and students. It will be a critical tool in the understanding, treatment, and prevention of the nutritional consequences of alcohol.

Table of Contents


Alcohol and Nutrition: An Integrated Perspective

Anti-oxidant and Pro-oxidant Effects of Alcoholic Beverages: Relevance to Cardiovascular Disease


Nutritional Factors in the Pathogenesis of Alcoholic Liver Disease: An Update

Ethanol and Methyl Transfer: Its Role in Liver Disease and Hepatocarcinogenesis

Alcohol and Nutrition as Risk Factors for Chronic Liver Disease


Alcohol and Cardiovascular Disease

Alcohol, Inflammation, and Coronary Heart Disease

Deleterious Effects of Alcohol Intoxication on the Heart: Arrhythmias to Cardiomyopathies


Alcohol, Nutrition, and Recovery of Brain Function

Nutritional Modulation of the Expression of Alcohol and Aldehyde Dehydrogenases and Alcohol Metabolism

Genetic Aspects of Alcohol Metabolism

Measuring Energy Intake in Alcohol Drinkers

The Effect of Diet on Protein Modification by Ethanol Metabolites in Tissues Damaged in Chronic Alcohol Abuse

Dietary Arachidonnic Acid and Alcohol

Protein Metabolism in Alcohol Misuse and Toxicity


Soy Products: Affection, Alcohol Absorption, and Metabolism

Alcohol and Retinoid Interaction

Plasma Lipids, Lipoproteins, and Alcohol

Alcohol-Induced Membrane Lipid Peroxidation

Alcohol, Overweight, and Obesity

Alcohol Use During Lactation: Effects on the Mother and the Breastfeeding Infant

Alcohol, Acetaldehyde, and Digestive Tract Cancer

Minerals/Electrolytes Related Diseases Induced by Alcohol

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Nutrition