Nutrition and Alcohol: Linking Nutrient Interactions and Dietary Intake

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Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy
CRC Press, Dec 17, 2003 - Medical - 448 pages
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Over the past decade, much has been learned about the damaging effects that moderate to severe alcohol use has on tissue nutrient levels and dietary intake. In addition to alcohol's potential to damage every organ in the body, alcohol abuse or heavy use causes poorer dietary intake and provides a greater risk of alcohol's damage while increasing the need for several nutrients. Rapid advancement in this field of study has created an urgent need for a timely reference work in this important area.

Summarising current research, Nutrition and Alcohol: Linking Nutrient Interactions and Dietary Intake explores the latest data available on the effects of alcohol on the nutritional state of alcohol abusers. It illustrates the combined effects of malnutrition on tissue damage and examines the role of altered nutrition in various alcohol-related diseases. The authors discuss alcohol's effects on the absorption of nutrients and minerals and explain the role of nutritional supplementation and diet in the therapy of alcohol abusers.

Providing detailed knowledge of the effects of alcohol on biochemical reactions and nutritional changes, this desk reference will assist physicians, nutrition scientists and researchers, therapists, dieticians, and students. It will be a critical tool in the understanding, treatment, and prevention of the nutritional consequences of alcohol.
 

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Contents

Section II
41
Section III
87
Section IV
143
Section V
299
Index
425
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Dr. Larson and Dr. Watson have worked together researching the role of immune and cytokine dysfunction in heart disease for 8 years. They have been and currently are funded to do such research by grants from the U.S. National Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood, the American Heart Foundation, companies and private foundations. Dr. Watson has edited 62 scientific books, including several dealing with heart disease and conditions such as aging and AIDS that promote immune dysfunction as well as heart disease. Dr. Larson directs the Center's organ perfusion program as well as its Master degree in pharmacology and toxicology for perfusion students.

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Ronald Ross Watson Ph.D.

Professor Health Promotion Sciences, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Sarver Heart Center in the School of Medicine, University of Arizona, P. O. Box 245155, 1501 N. Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85749.

(520) 626 2850, Fax (520) 626 6093 rwatson@u.arizona.edu

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Douglas F. Larson Ph.D.

Professor Surgery and the Sarver Heart Center in the School of Medicine, University of Arizona, P. O. Box 245066, 1501 N. Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85749. (520) 626 6494 dflarson@email.arizona.edu

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