Nutrition and Aging

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Academic Press, Dec 2, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 287 pages
Nutrition and Aging is a collection of papers presented at the Fifth Bristol-Myers Symposium on Nutrition Research, held in Boston, Massachusetts from October 31 to November 1, 1985. Contributors discuss the significant influence of nutrition on aging, and specifically the role of nutrition in preventing and limiting the physical, mental, and emotional problems associated with the aging process.
This book reviews findings that include the effects of the aging process on the body's physiological functions and the effects of nutrient intake on organ function. Consideration is also given to the gap between the documented nutrient intake and nutrient needs of the elderly as it may influence the aging process. The first chapter is a brief overview of the variety of problems that have to be resolved in determining the role of nutrition in aging. The discussion then turns to the relationship of nutrition to changes in physiological function during the aging process, along with factors that influence the nutrient needs of the elderly. The final chapters focus on the impact of nutrition on the etiology of age-related degenerative diseases.
This book will be of interest to scientists as well as students and researchers engaged in nutrition research and its growing importance to the prevention and treatment of disease.
 

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Contents

A Multifaceted Problem
1
Chapter 2 Physiologic Interface of Aging and Nutrition
11
Chapter 3 Nutrition and Organ Function in a Cohort of Aging Men
23
Studies at the Cellular Level
35
Chapter 5 Vitamin D Synthesis by the Aging Skin
45
Chapter 6 Implications of Gastric Atrophy for Vitamin and Mineral Nutriture
59
Chapter 7 Trace Elements and the Needs of the Elderly
71
Chapter 8 Role of Dietary Antioxidants in Aging
85
Experience with Baltimore Veterans and Private Alcoholism Patients over Age 60
169
Chapter 13 Exercise and Muscle Metabolism in the Elderly
179
The Roles of Food Restriction and Exercise
193
Chapter 15 Nutritional Factors in AgeRelated Osteoporosis
207
Chapter 16 Significance of Vitamin D in AgeRelated Bone Disease
217
Chapter 17 Diet Immunity and Longevity
235
Chapter 18 Nutrition and the Aging Hematopoietic System
251
Chapter 19 Nutrition and the Aging Cardiovascular System
263

Chapter 9 Aging Animal Models for the Study of DrugNutrient Interactions
99
Effects of Dietary Supplemental Intakes
117
Chapter 11 Effectiveness of Nutrition Intervention Programs for the Elderly
139

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