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Nutritional Intervention in Metabolic Syndrome

1st Edition

Edited by Isaias Dichi, Andrea Name Colado Simao

CRC Press

454 pages | 27 B/W Illus.

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The prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) is rising in developing countries and developed countries at such high rates that it is now considered a worldwide public health problem of pandemic proportions. Yet its spread can usually be mitigated by diet and lifestyle behavior. Nutritional Intervention in Metabolic Syndrome brings together coverage of dietary patterns and dietary components to create a complete understanding of the mechanisms by which these diets and components may improve metabolic syndrome. It then presents information on how to treat MS through lifestyle change and nutritional intervention.

Witten by experts, the book focuses on diet therapy, nutritional intervention, and oxidative stress in metabolic syndrome. It presents information on dietary patterns in metabolic syndrome, including Mediterranean style diets, DASH, and low calorie diets. The text then provides an understanding of the physiopathology mechanisms in metabolic syndrome and strategies to treat these conditions through nutritional intervention. Chapters cover prevalence of MS, pathophysiology, MS in systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis, gene-nutrient interactions, MS in adolescents and children, lifestyle change and physical activity, and various effects of dietary components in MS.

Research studies examining food groups are important, and there is a trend in the literature to verify the relationship between dietary patterns and cardiovascular risk factors. However, studies examining dietary components, such as olive oil, soy-based products, n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, berries, whole grains, nuts, dairy foods, tea, coffee, and alcoholic beverages are also important. The coverage of both in this book gives you an understanding of the pathophysiology underlying MS that you can use to develop strategies to prevent and treat these conditions through nutritional intervention.


"Intended for nutritionists and medical students alike, this [book] gathers a host of relevant articles and insights and pairs them with extensive bibliographic citations perfect for further study, making Nutritional Intervention in Metabolic Syndrome a complex and authoritative synthesis of the latest research in the field. A ‘must’ for any serious college-level health collection with nutritionist professional readers."

Midwest Book Review, January 2016

Table of Contents


Metabolic Syndrome Measurement and Worldwide Prevalence

Adrian James Cameron

Pathophysiology of Metabolic Syndrome: Part I—Influence of Adiposity and Insulin Resistance

Jarlei Fiamoncini, Talita Romanatto, Sandro Massao Hirabara, and Rui Curi

Pathophysiology of Metabolic Syndrome: Part II—Influence of Inflammatory Status and Oxidative Stress

Hilton Kenji Takahashi, Leticia Prates Roma, and Mauricio da Silva Krause

Vitamin D in Metabolic Syndrome

Adriana Lúcia Mendes, Maria Fernanda Giovanetti Biagioni, Sérgio Alberto Rupp de Paiva, and Gláucia Maria Ferreira da Silva Mazeto

Genetic Polymorphisms and Gene-Nutrient Interaction in Metabolic Syndrome

Edna Maria Vissoci Reiche, Ana Paula Kallaur, Fernando Vissoci Reiche, and Paulo Cezar Casado Graça


Early Life Nutrition and Metabolic Syndrome

Hitomi Okubo and Siân Robinson

Metabolic Syndrome in Children and Adolescents

Jacqueline Isaura Alvarez Leite


Social Class and Gender Determinants in Metabolic Syndrome

Guilherme Figueiredo Marquezine

Lifestyle Changes and Physical Activity in Metabolic Syndrome

Leandro Arthur Diehl


Metabolic Syndrome in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Flávia Troncon Rosa, Tatiana Mayumi Veiga Iriyoda, Elis Carolina de Souza Fatel, Ana Paula Kallaur, Andréa Name Colado Simão, and Isaias Dichi

Metabolic Syndrome in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Tatiana Mayumi Veiga Iriyoda, Marcell Alysson Batisti Lozovoy, Ana Paula Kallaur, Andréa Name Colado Simão, and Isaias Dichi

Metabolic Syndrome Post Liver Transplantation

Lucilene Rezende Anastácio, Suzana Mantovani, and Maria Isabel Toulson Davison Correia


Olive Oil in Metabolic Syndrome

Javier Sanchez Perona

Soy and Soy-Based Products

Marcell Alysson Batisti Lozovoy, Andréa Name Colado Simão, Ana Paula Kallaur, and Isaias Dichi

Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Metabolic Syndrome

Philip C. Calder

Whole Grains and Metabolic Syndrome

Anthony Fardet

Nut Consumption and Metabolic Syndrome

Siew Ling Tey, Alexandra Wynne-Ankaret Hamilton Chisholm, and Rachel Clare Brown

Eggs Effects on HDL-C Metabolism, Inflammation, and Insulin Resistance

Christopher N. Blesso, Catherine J. Andersen, and Maria Luz Fernandez

Milk, Dairy Products, and Metabolic Syndrome

Bruna Miglioranza Scavuzzi, Fabiola Malaga Barreto, and Lucia Helena da Silva Miglioranza

Berries in the Nutritional Management of Metabolic Syndrome

Arpita Basu and Timothy J. Lyons

Effects of Tea Consumption on Metabolic Syndrome

Chung S. Yang, Jungil Hong, and William Feng

Coffee and Metabolic Syndrome

Bruna Miglioranza Scavuzzi, Sílvia Justina Papini, and Édison Miglioranza

Alcoholic Beverages

Fernanda Aparecida Domenici and Hélio Vannucchi

Cocoa and Insulin Resistance: Protective Effects on Metabolic Syndrome

Davide Grassi, Giovambattista Desideri, Paolo Di Giosia, Stefania Di Agostino, Francesca Mai, Angelica Dante, Federica Patrizi, Letizia Martella, and Claudio Ferri


Mediterranean Diet and Metabolic Syndrome

Evanthia Gouveri, Fotios Drakopanagiotakis, and Emmanuel James Diamantopoulos

Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension

José Henrique da Silvah, Cristiane Maria Mártires de Lima, Roberta Deh Souza Santos, Vivian Marques Miguel Suen, Roberta Soares Lara Cassani, and Júlio Sérgio Marchini

Low-Caloric Diets

Lucilene Rezende AnastÁcio and Maria Isabel Toulson Davison Correia

About the Editors

Dr. Isaias Dichi graduated in medicine and specialized in internal medicine. He obtained master’s degree, in 1993, and PhD, in 1997, in physiopathology in internal medicine: nutrition and metabolism from São Paulo State University (UNESP-Botucatu). Dr. Dichi is currently professor of internal medicine and clinical nutrition at the State University of Londrina, Paraná, Brazil. He works in the following research areas: physiopathology and diet therapy for metabolic syndrome with fish oil n-3 fatty acids, olive oil, soy, berries, and probiotics; physiopathology and diet therapy for other inflammatory diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid disease, and systemic erythematosus lupus with fish oil n-3 fatty acids, olive oil, and probiotics; prevention and treatment of iron deficiency and iron-deficiency anemia; and nutrition and metabolism in chronic diseases. Medical education and film interpretation are his other areas of interest. He was director of the Health Sciences Center of the University of Londrina (2006–2010).

Dr. Andréa Name Colado Simão graduated in pharmacy and biochemistry in 1997 and obtained her MS in experimental pathology in 2004 and her PhD in health sciences in 2008. Dr. Simão is currently a professor of clinical immunology at the State University of Londrina, Paraná, Brazil. She has accomplished nutritional intervention with fish oil, olive oil, soy, cranberry, and probiotics in metabolic syndrome. Dr. Simão has also been studying the effects of oxidative stress on many chronic diseases, such as metabolic syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, Hepatitis C, HIV, and breast cancer.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Endocrinology & Metabolism
MEDICAL / Nutrition