1st Edition

Nutrition and Heart Disease Causation and Prevention

Edited By Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy Copyright 2004
    370 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Heart disease is the primary cause of death and disability in Western countries. Research indicates that nutrition and diet play key roles in both preventing and causing many types of heart damage and dysfunction. By understanding the complex relationship between diet and disease, new prevention measures can be established and millions of lives can be saved.

    Featuring the most current knowledge from authoritative sources, Diet and Heart Disease: Causation and Prevention reviews the impact of nutrition and diet in the prevention and treatment of heart disease. The book explains how dietary agents such as fats and alcohol can increase as well as reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, discusses the effects of various nutrients, and presents information on special diets that have been known to affect cardiac health in populations around the world.

    Providing insight into myriad dietary factors related to cardiovascular disease, the text also addresses the ways that nutrition intervention and treatment directly influence heart health. This comprehensive desk reference will benefit nutrition and cardiovascular researchers, primary care physicians, and dietitians in the race to reduce this deadly disease.

    The Role of the Dietitian in reducing cardiovascular risk: an evidence based approach, Hooper
    Seafood and Myocardial Infarction in China, Yuan
    The Low Occurrence of Coronary Heart Disease in Sub-Saharan African Populations, Walker
    Dietary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease, de Lorgeril , P.Salen
    Effects of Nutritional Education on Cardiovasular Risk Factors, Bemelmans
    Micronutrients and Cardiovascular Disease, Witte, Clark
    Leptin and Blood Pressure, Swoap, Overton
    Retinol, Beta-Carotene, and alpha tocopherol in Heart Disease, Lopes, Casal, Oliveira, Barros
    Folate, Homocysteine, and Heart Disease, Ashfield-Watt, Burr, McDowell
    Flavonoids (also known as Bioflavonoids), Extracted and in Foods: Role in Hypertention Prevention and Treatment, Mlakar, Simpson
    High Carbohydrate Diets and Lipids Metabolism, Beylot
    Vasculoprotective Effects of Olive Oil: Epidemiological Background and Direct Vascular Antiatherogenic Properties, Massaro, Scoditti
    Cardiovascular Effects of Dietary Soy, Clarkson. Appt
    Malnutrition and the Heart: A Pediatric Perspective, Venugopalan
    Plant Sterols and Plant Stanols, lipoprotein metalbolism, and cardiovascular disease, Naumann, Plat, Mensink
    Non-Nutrient Food Factors and Cardiovascular Diseases, S. Vaghefi
    Age Related Cardiac Dysfunction, Yang, Larson, Watson
    Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase (iNOS) and Heart Failure, Yang, Larson, Watson


    Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy