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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
McDonald, Hugh J.
Nutrition for the prime of life.
New York : Insight Books, ©1993
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Hugh J McDonald; Frances M Sapone
|Description:||xii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm|
|Contents:||1. Aging in the United States and the Nature of the Aging Process --
2. The Foodstuffs of Life --
3. Nutrient Requirements: Vitamins and Minerals --
4. Nutritional Status of the Older Population --
5. Dietary Fiber, Problems of the Digestive Tract, and Water --
6. Major Nutrition-Related Diseases of Importance to Older People --
7. Dental Health and Nutrition --
8. Exercise, Nutrition, Weight Control, and Physical Fitness --
9. Drug-Nutrient Interactions --
10. Guidelines for Healthful Eating --
11. Can Nutrition Alter the Aging Process? --
App. A. Unisex table of suggested weights for adults --
App. B. Table of median heights and weights and recommended energy intake --
App. C. Table of recommended dietary allowances for vitamins and minerals --
App. D. Summary table of daily dietary intakes of selected vitamins and minerals.
|Responsibility:||Hugh J. McDonald and Frances M. Sapone.|
In Nutrition for the Prime of Life, Drs. Hugh McDonald and Frances Sapone, educators in basic and clinical nutrition, introduce vital information on the merits of a nutrient-rich diet with less fat, cholesterol, and sodium for people over 45 years of age. Contending with a surprising lack of resources about the nutritional needs of this population, the authors elaborate on a number of issues, such as changes in nutrient intake, digestion, and metabolism; the role of fiber and water as they affect the digestive tract; the relationship between nutrition and dental health; the impact of nutritional intervention on diseases (e.g., atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, and arthritis); and the benefits of weight control and physical exercise.
The authors skillfully cut through the myths and mysteries of the functions of various nutrients in clear, nontechnical language. In addition, the book features a helpful glossary of terms in biochemistry and nutritional medicine along with an extensive appendix of tables and charts from the American Heart Association, the National Cholesterol Education Program, and the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services as an effective means of determining specific daily optimal intake. Nutrition for the Prime of Life is important reading for anyone over 45 who needs authoritative information on nutrition and diet as they affect health and longevity, as well as for registered dietitians, nutritionists, gastroenterologists, physiologists, gerontologists, public health personnel, and clinicians in family practice.