Nutrition and Functional Foods for Healthy Aging, 1st Edition

  • Ronald Ross Watson
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 0128092998
  • ISBN-13: 9780128092996
  • DDC: 612.3084
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 386 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released February 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

  • Price:  Sign in for price



Nutrient requirements for optimum health and function of aging physiological systems are often quite distinct from those required for young people. The special nutrition problems of the aged are intensively researched and tested, especially as the elderly become a larger percentage of the population. Many chronic diseases and cancers are found with higher frequency in the aged, and it is also widely known that many elderly people use foods and nutrients well above the recommended daily allowance, which can be detrimental to optimal health. This book aims to equip anyone studying geriatric nutrition or working with aging adults with the latest scientific reviews of critical topics. The major objective of this book is to review, in detail, the health problems of the aged and how normal food, lifestyle, or nutritional and dietary supplements can help treat them.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
Overview Health and Aging.
1: Impact of Nutrition on Healthy Aging.
2: Aging and the Recovery of Skin Function and Appearance.
3: Changes in Nutritional Needs With Aging.
4: Sugars, Glucocorticoids, and the Hypothalamic Controls of Appetite.
5: Appetite Regulation in Healthy Aging.
6: Human Microbiome and Aging.
7: Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Role of Obesity and Nutrients.
8: Aging and Gait.
9: Assessment of Nutritional Status in the Elderly.
10: Eating Capability Assessments in Elderly Populations.
Nutrients (Vitamins and Minerals) in Health in Aging Adults.
11: Healthy Food Choice and Dietary Behavior in the Elderly.
12: Vitamin D and Diabetes in Elderly People.
13: Vitamin D and the Elderly Orthopedic Patient.
14: Vitamins and Minerals in Older Adults: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Deficiency.
15: The Role of B Group Vitamins and Choline in Cognition and Brain Aging.
16: Vitamin B12 Deficiency in the Elderly.
17: Vitamin E Isoform-Specific Functions in Allergic Inflammation and Asthma.
Dietary Supplements and Herbs, Functional Foods, in Health in Aging Adults.
18: Polyphenols and Intestinal Health.
19: Nootropics, Functional Foods, and Dietary Patterns for Prevention of Cognitive Decline.
20: Chalcones Target the Tumor Necrosis Factor–Related Apoptosis-Inducing Ligand (TRAIL) Signaling Pathway for Cancer Chemoprevention.
21: Anti-inflammatory Dietary Ingredients, Medicinal Plants, and Herbs Exert Beneficial Health Effects in Aging.
22: Calorie Restriction Mimetics From Functional Foods: Impact on Promoting a Healthy Life Span.
23: Nutraceuticals for Healthy Skin Aging.
24: Effects of Resveratrol on Cognitive Functions.
25: North American Natural Health Products and Sexual Function in Aging Adults.
Protein and Energy in Health and Growth of Elderly.
26: Physiological Aspects of Coenzyme Q10 in Plasma in Relationship with Exercise and Aging.
27: Cellular and Physiological Effects of Arginine in Seniors.
28: Late-Onset Caloric Restriction Alters Skeletal Muscle Metabolism: Mechanisms from Animal and Human Studies.
29: Healthy Foods for Healthy Aging: The Case for Protein.