Nutrition and Diet Therapy Reference Dictionary

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 1996 - Medical - 491 pages
This new fourth edition of the Nutrition and Diet Therapy Reference Dictionary covers all aspects of nutrition, including assessment of drug-nutrient interactions, laboratory interpretations, enteral and parenteral nutrition support, community and public health nutrition programs, nutrition throughout the life cycle, and such topics as nutrition and the immune system, nutrition labeling, chemical dependency, AIDS, and organ transplantation. Special features of the Dictionary are entries on 130 different diets (listed under D); nutrition therapy for more than 350 disorders, including inborn errors of metabo lism; 145 drugs and their effects on nutrition; and more than 150 nutritional products with their main uses and composition. Of particular importance are topics of public health concerns for the 1990s and the year 2000, and dietary recommendations for prevention of major degenerative diseases such as obesity, coronary heart disease, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and cancer. With more than 3000 carefully selected entries, the new Fourth Edition includes 380 new terms and more than 600 revised and expanded definitions. In choosing the words to be entered and defined, the authors used as their criterion the frequency of use or importance of a term in relation to nutrition. Definitions are cross-referenced to other word entries and the materials found in the Appendix to provide further details and information. All practitioners in the fields of nutrition and dietetics, as well as educators, students, and others interested in nutrition will find this handy desk reference particu larly useful. It is easy-to-use and provides instant access to nutrition information.

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7A Dietary Guidelines for All Healthy Americans over 2 Years Old 391
11A Summary of Digestive Enzymes 400
Summary of Vitamins 407
Summary of Minerals 409
Median Weights and Heights for Children from Birth to 18 Years 411
Average Weights for Men and Women Aged 1874 Years 412
20A Acceptable Weights for Men and Women 413
Expected 24Hour Urinary Creatinine Excretion 429
Reference Values for Normal Blood Constituents 430
Normal Reference Values for Urine 437
Dietary Fiber in Selected Foods 439
Alcohol and Caloric Content of Alcoholic Beverages 440
Cholesterol and Fatty Acid Content of Selected Foods per 100 g of edible portion 441
Average Caffeine Content of Selected Foods mg 444
Sodium and Potassium Contents 445

Metropolitan HeightWeight Tables 414
Estimation of Frame Size and Stature 415
Reference Values for Triceps Skinfold Thickness 416
Reference Values for Midarm Muscle Circumference 417
Estimation of Energy and Protein Requirements 418
Interpretations and Equations for Assessing Nutritional Status 421
Physical Assessment of Nutritional Status 424
Biochemical Assessment of Nutritional Status 426
Reference Values for Blood Lipids 428
Composition of Milk and Selected Formulas for Infant Feeding 446
Composition of Oral and Intravenous Electrolyte Solutions 447
Proprietary Formulas for Enteral Nutrition 448
Selected Amino Acid Solutions for Parenteral Nutrition 453
Intravenous Fat Emulsions 455
Suggested Intravenous Multivitamin Formulation 456
47A Cultural Food Practices 470

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