Cardiovascular Disease: Diet, Nutrition and Emerging Risk Factors (The Report of the British Nutrition Foundation Task Force)

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Medical - 400 pages
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This important and timely book comprises the comprehensive and authoritative independent report of the British Nutrition Foundation Task Force on the link between emerging aspects of diet and cardiovascular disease, a major cause of early death and disability.



Written by leading experts in the area, Cardiovascular Disease: Diet, Nutrition and Emerging Risk Factors looks further than the well recognised factors such as high blood cholesterol and smoking to identify and explore more subtle markers of risk.



Chapters include coverage of novel lipid factors, vascular function, clotting factors, inflammatory factors, oxidative stress and homocysteine and early origins of adult disease. The impact of obesity, insulin resistance, genetic predisposition and factors related to adipose tissue are also addressed. Of vital use to a wide range of health professionals this cutting-edge book provides the reader with:



* core information for health professionals as well as those involved in food formulation in the food industry

* a dedicated question and answer chapter

* important conclusions and recommendations with 'take-home messages'



Dietitians, nutritionists, general and family practitioners, cardiologists, cardiovascular specialists, community nurses, personnel in the food industry involved in product formulation, production, labelling of packaging and marketing will find this a valuable reference. Lecturers, undergraduates and postgraduates in nutrition, dietetics, food science and medicine; libraries in all research establishments, commercial organisations, medical schools and universities where these subjects are studied or taught will also find this an important addition to their shelves.
 

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Contents

1 The Aetiology and Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease
1
Insulin Resistance Obesity Diabetes Mellitus Hypertension Physical Activity and Genetic Factors
22
3 LipidRelated Factors
50
4 Endothelial Dysfunction
63
5 Oxidative Stress
78
Coagulation Platelets and Fibrinolysis
100
7 InammationRelated Factors
128
8 Homocysteine
147
Where Are We Now?
196
Where Are We Now?
234
13 A Public Health Approach to Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction
245
14 Conclusions of the Task Force
266
15 Recommendations of the Task Force
274
Answers to Common Questions from Medical Journalists
281
Glossary
298
References
312

9 Adipose TissueDerived Factors
160
10 Fetal and Maternal Nutrition
177

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Maritza Breitenbach: Maritza Breitenbach lives in South Africa with her three children and completed her Master of Philosophy degree in Applied Bio-Medical Ethics at the University of Stellenbosch. Her love of research and long-held passionate desire to dispel misconceptions that hamper personal growth, happiness and self-image, inspired this book. Maritza is a sought-after public speaker and holds light, fun and noninvasive workshops inspiring women to enjoy and celebrate the most intimatepart of their being. In her spare time Maritza runs a small business and enjoys adventure sports, socializing with family and friends, and trading on the Stock Exchange.

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