Nutritional Pathophysiology of Obesity and Its Comorbidities: A Case-Study Approach, 1st Edition

  • Susan Ettinger
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  • ISBN-10: 0128030348
  • ISBN-13: 9780128030349
  • DDC: 616.398
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 334 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released December 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This text challenges students and practitioners to understand the role of nutrients within the pathophysiology and development of disease, specifically those diseases which develop as a result of obesity. Through a case-based approach, the author presents complex clinical scenarios that require multiple treatment strategies, including targeted diet modification as an adjuvant to medical therapy. The book is divided into 9 modules and 5 appendices each of which covers aspects of obesity and its comorbidities. Within each module, a case is detailed with relevant history, laboratory and physical data, and follow-up information. Each case is followed by a resource section which delineates current understanding of the pathophysiology of the condition, as well as the actions of nutrients and food components shown to modify these processes. A "further readings" section cites current supporting clinical and basic literature as well as published guidelines.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome.
2: The Obese Gunshot Patient: Injury and Septic Shock.
3: Type I Diabetes and Celiac Disease.
4: Type II Diabetes, Peripheral Neuropathy, and Gout.
5: Cardiopathy and Congestive Heart Failure.
6: Atherosclerosis and Arterial Calcification.
7: Diabetic Nephropathy, Chronic Kidney Disease.
8: Asthma and Obesity.
9: Osteoporosis and Fracture Risk.
Essentials I: Life in an Aerobic World.
Essentials II: Heavy Metals, Retinoids, and Precursors.
Essentials III: Nutrients for Bone Structure and Calcification.
Essentials IV: Diet, Microbial Diversity, and Gut Integrity.
Essentials V: Nutrition Support in Critically Ill Patients1,2.