Metabolic Issues of Clinical Nutrition

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Simon P. Allison, Vay Liang W. Go
Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers, Jan 1, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 271 pages
As widely spread health problems related to over-and undernutrition have grown nowadays to an epidemic extent and even prevail over infectious diseases, a better knowledge of the metabolic basis of clinical nutrition has become essential. The extremes of the nutritional spectrum, undernutrition and obesity, are no longer considered as isolated opposites with different effects on separate risk groups, but paradoxically prove to be interacting in a setting of rapidly changing lifestyles, as is presently the case worldwide. Recurring issues such as insulin resistance, changes in intermediary metabolism, fluid and electrolyte physiology, genetic and non-genetic inheritance are highlighted, as well as the biological linkage between maternal undernutrition and the development of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease in later life. The problems at stake present a new and enormous challenge for future healthcare policies and, therefore, are better tackled today. This book will be an interesting source of knowledge for internists, family physicians, pediatricians, dieticians, endocrinologists, gastroenterologists, and public health officers.

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A Global Perspective
Environmental Influences on Diseases in Later Life
Normal and Abnormal
Insulin Resistance in Catabolic Diseases
Mechanisms of InsulinInduced Alterations in Metabolism during Critical Illness
The Metabolic Syndrome as a Clinical Problem
The Effect of Exercise and Diet on Glucose Intolerance and Substrate Utilization?
Muscle Mass and Protein Metabolism
From Insulin Resistance to Diabetes mellitus
The Multifactorial Approach
The Role of Minerals and Trace Elements in Relation to LongTerm Health and Chronic Disease
Fluid and Electrolytes in the Clinical Setting
A Nutritional Goal
Challenges and Opportunities in the Postgenomic Era
Nutrition and Genomics
Subject Index

Fatty Acid Isomers in Lipid Metabolism

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