Nutrition: An Approach to Good Health and Disease Management

The Role of Nutrition in Disease Management

Author(s): Jay M. Mirtallo, Nicole A. Eggers and Esperanza J. Carcache de Blanco

Pp: 291-341 (51)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681081083116010013

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There are many nutrition and lifestyle actions that Americans should consider that will influence the risk of developing disease. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and cancer have many risk factors that are both modifiable and non-modifiable. This chapter reviews these diseases and nutritional strategies and lifestyle changes that are useful in reducing the risk for developing disease. Since disease is frequently associated with malnutrition it is essential for health professionals to be able to screen for the risk of malnutrition and understand the criteria for its diagnosis.

Keywords: Atherosclerosis, atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, cholesterol, diabetes, disease-related malnutrition, glucose load, glycemic index, Heart-check mark, hypertension, inflammation, metabolic syndrome, modifiable risk factors, obesity, osteopenia, osteoporosis, pre-diabetes, the DASH eating plan.

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