Alcohol, Nutrition, and Health Consequences

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Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy, Sherma Zibadi
Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 24, 2012 - Medical - 578 pages
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Chronic alcohol use is associated with heart, liver, brain, and other organ pathology. Alcohol is a drug of abuse and a caloric food and it causes poor intake and absorption of nutrients, thus playing a major role in many aspects of clinical consequences. Alcohol use lowers consumption of fruit and vegetables, lowers tissue nutrients, and, in some cases, requires nutritional therapy by clinicians. Alcohol, Nutrition, and Health Consequences will help the clinician define the causes and types of nutritional changes due to alcohol use and also explain how nutrition can be used to ameliorate its consequences. Chapters present the application of current nutritional knowledge by physicians and dietitians. Specific areas involving alcohol-related damage due to nutritional changes are reviewed, including heart disease, obesity, digestive tract cancers, lactation, brain function, and liver disease. In addition, alcohol’s effects on absorption of minerals and nutrients, a key role in causing damage are treated. The importance of diet in modifying alcohol and its metabolite damage is also explained.

Alcohol, Nutrition, and Health Consequences is essential reading for alcohol therapists and researchers as well as primary care physicians and dietitians and is an easy reference to help the clinician, student, and dietitian comprehend the complex changes caused by direct and indirect effects of ethanol at the cellular level via its nutritional modification.

 

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Contents

An Overview
5
Genetics of Alcohol Metabolism
15
Laboratory Models Available to Study Alcohol and Nutrition
33
EthanolInduced Lipid Peroxidation and Apoptosis in Embryopathy 35
51
Effects on the MotherInfant Dyad
77
Nutrients and Foods as Modified by Alcohol
85
Nutrition and Health Inequalities
97
The Effect of Diet on Protein Modification by Ethanol Metabolites 111
113
Alcohol HIVAIDS and Liver Disease 287
289
Alcohol and Chronic Diseases
309
Alcohol and Dyslipidemia
329
Alcohol Consumption Lifestyle Factors and Type 2 Diabetes
357
Alcohol Overweight and Obesity
371
Alcohol and Anorectic and Bulimic Adolescents
383
Viral Infections and Cancer During Alcohol Use
397
Alcohol Diet and Their Interaction in Colorectal
437

Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Alcoholics
131
Nutrient Effects on Alcohol Metabolism
145
Dietary Zinc Supplementation and Prenatal Ethanol Exposure 155
177
Soy Products Affecting Alcohol Absorption and Metabolism
203
Oats Supplementation and AlcoholInduced Oxidative Tissue Damage
217
Alcohol in HIV and Possible Interactions with Antiretroviral Medications
243
The Psychological Synergistic Effects of Alcohol and Caffeine
267
Epidemiologic Evidence
459
Nutraceutical Potential of Indigenous Plant Foods and Herbs
495
Roles of Insulin Resistance
521
Nutrition in Alcoholic Steatohepatitis
545
About the Series Editor 575
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