Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Aging

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Connie W. Bales, Christine S. Ritchie
Humana Press, 2004 - Medical - 698 pages
A compendium of detailed strategies for using nutritional interventions to ameliorate a host of age-related disorders and an evidence-based review of what intervention are and are not effective. These range from the effects of nutrition on the aging eye, the sense of taste and smell, hearing loss, sarcopenia, and dementia, to the clinical role of nutrition in vascular and pulmonary disorders, cancer, immunity, endocrine and alimentary tract disorders, and renal and musculoskeletal disorders. The authors present the physiological basis for each disorder, provide the latest information about the interaction of nutrition with each condition, and review the potential routes and mechanisms for clinical intervention. All clinical chapters conclude with a summary of practical applications and treatment guidelines for secondary prevention, management, and therapy.

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