Coauthored by three physicians and a dietitian, this quick-reference manual provides practical, evidence-based recommendations for nutrition of healthy individuals, nutritional support of hospitalized patients, and dietary management of patients with diabetes, renal disease, hyperlipidemia, obesity, and wasting diseases such as cancer and AIDS. This thoroughly updated edition includes new information on metabolic syndrome, immuno-nutrition, and vitamin D deficiency. Chapters on nutritional support decision making, enteral and parenteral nutritional therapy, and use of diets and dietary components in clinical practice have been completely revised. Appendices include commonly used formulae, recommended dietary allowances, food labeling, and dietary guides for patient use.
Table of Contents
GENERAL CONCEPTS OF NUTRITION Approach to Nutrient Deficiency Recommendations for Healthy Young Adults Recommendations for Healthy Elderly Adults Pregnancy and Lactation INDIVIDUAL NUTRIENT COMPONENTS Protein and Calories: Requirements, Intake, and Assessment Vitamins Minerals Alternative Nutritional Therapy THERAPEUTIC NUTRITION Nutritional Support Decision Making Enteral Nutritional Therapy Parenteral Nutritional Therapy Use of Diets and Dietary Components in Clinical Practice NUTRITIONAL MANAGEMENT OF SPECIFIC DISEASES Dietary Management of Diabetes, Renal Disease, and Hyperlipidemia Obesity Nutritional Considerations in Wasting Diseases (e.g., Cancer, AIDS) APPENDICES Facts and Formulas Commonly Used in Nutritional Therapeutics Recommended Dietary Allowances Food Labeling Dietary Guides for Patient Use