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Nutritional Aspects of Bone Health - Susan A. Lanham-New

Nutritional Aspects of Bone Health

By: Susan A. Lanham-New (Editor), Jean-Philippe Bonjour (Editor), National Oesteoporosis Society (Contribution by), David Reid (Contribution by), Ann S. Russell (Contribution by)

Hardcover Published: 17th September 2003
ISBN: 9780854045853
Number Of Pages: 767

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Nutritional Aspects of Bone Health provides an in-depth review of the role of diet in the development and maintenance of bone health throughout the lifecycle, and prevention of osteoporosis in later life. The book is multi-authored by the world's leading researchers in this area, who have come together to formulate the first ever textbook on nutritional aspects of bone health, and includes the current and cutting edge science underpinning the prevention of bone disease.

The book is structured such that, in the first section, an overview is provided on what is meant by the terms bone health and osteoporosis and includes key areas such as epidemiology, genetics and the impact of non-nutritional exogenous factors influencing the skeleton. The second section details the established nutritional factors affecting bone health, namely calcium and vitamin D. Section three focuses on the role of macronutrients and macrominerals in bone health, namely protein, phosphorus, sodium and potassium, including the criticality of acid-base homeostasis to skeletal integrity. Section four addresses the effects of microminerals, trace elements, vitamin K, vitamin A and isoflavones on bone. Section five focuses attention on key issues connected with the influence of diet and anorexia and bulimia on bone health including nutrition and bone growth; nutrient: gene interactions; nutrient: drug interactions; and the final section discusses the effect of diet on reduction of fracture risk; the cost-effectiveness of nutritional supplements; and nutritional strategies for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

The book is targeted at a number of key audiences. Whilst there is a focus on the academic research world and those principally involved in education, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, the book will also be of considerable interest to those participating in the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis, namely those working in the medical and health promotion fields. Furthermore, Nutritional Aspects of Bone Health will be of particular interest to the food industry as the popularity of foods designed to target specific health issues increases, and nutritional therapy has a critical role to play in this major public health problem.

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Highly recommended for undergraduate and postgraduate students in medical or food science, and will also be of value to workers in medical and health promotion, and nutritional therapy. -- Carbohydrate Polymers, 58 (2004) 359-361 (John F Kennedy) Carbohydrate Polymers A well-written and informative book, a first as a textbook on the subject of nutrition and bone health...should provide much useful and interesting information to nutrition students and allied health professionals as well as to scientists in the field of nutrition and bone health. -- Food Australia, Vol.56, No.12, December 2004 (Associate Professor Marlena Kruger) Comprehensive and impressive...a valuable source of information for all working in the bone field and for health professionals. -- Public Health Nutrition, 8(2), 217-218 (Christel Lamberg-Allardt) Public Health Nutrition An excellent reference with comprehensive information on a range of relevant nutritional topics. I would highly recommend it. -- Osteoporosis Review, 2004, Vol.12, No.2 (Terence O'Neill) Osteoporosis Review I would strongly recommend this book as an essential 'key text' in the libraries of all universities involved in the teaching of nutrition. -- Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 2004, 17, p.481 (Dr Ruth Ash RPHN) Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics - NO BOOKS

An overview of osteoporosisp. 1
Epidemiology and public health impact of osteoporosisp. 13
Non-nutritional risk factors for bone fragilityp. 25
Genetic susceptibility to osteoporosisp. 37
Rickets, osteomalacia and other metabolic bone diseases: influence of nutritionp. 65
Assessment of dietary intake and nutritional statusp. 91
Nutritional aspects of bone growth: an overviewp. 111
Calcium and bone health
Role of calcium in maximizing peak bone mass developmentp. 129
Role of calcium in reducing postmenopausal bone loss and in fracture preventionp. 145
Issues concerning calcium absorption and bone healthp. 157
Vitamin D and fracture preventionp. 175
Protein and skeletal health
Effects of dietary protein insufficiency on the skeletonp. 193
Excess dietary protein and bone healthp. 213
The influence of phosphorus on the skeletonp. 229
Sodium effects on bone and calcium metabolismp. 267
Role of the skeleton in acid-base balance
Acid-base homeostasis and the skeleton: Is there a fruit and vegetable link to bone health?p. 291
The effect of mineral waters on bone metabolism and bone healthp. 313
Dietary vitamin K and skeletal healthp. 323
The role of dietary magnesium deficiency in osteoporosisp. 339
The role of trace elements in osteoporosisp. 351
Vitamin A and fracture riskp. 369
The influence of food groups upon bone healthp. 403
Soy isoflavones and bone healthp. 421
Alcohol and Caffeine: effects on osteoporosis riskp. 439
Influence of diet on bone health: the twin model approachp. 451
Nutrient-gene interactions influencing the skeletonp. 463
Nutrition and bone health in the Asian populationp. 497
Nutrition and bone health in middle Eastern womenp. 527
Interaction between nutrition, physical activity and skeletal healthp. 545
The treatment of osteoporosis and interaction of medications with nutritionp. 565
Weight reduction and bone healthp. 589
Clinical Eating Disorders and Subclinical disordered eating: implications for bone healthp. 609
Nutrition and bone health - effects of pregnancy and lactationp. 643
Can nutrition alter the population burden of fractures?p. 673
Cost-effectiveness of nutritional supplements for osteoporosis preventionp. 693
Nutritional strategies for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in populations and individualsp. 709
Subject Indexp. 733
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ISBN: 9780854045853
ISBN-10: 0854045856
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 767
Published: 17th September 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.7  x 4.7
Weight (kg): 1.29