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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Overview

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.
Contents.
Foreword.
Foreword.
Preface.
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.
Index.