Food and Nutrients in Disease Management by Ingrid Kohlstadt

By Ingrid Kohlstadt

Food and meals are the unique medication and the shoulders on which smooth medication stands. yet in contemporary a long time, nutrients and medication have taken divergent paths and the normal therapeutic homes of nutrition were decreased within the wake of recent technical development. With contributions from extremely popular specialists who paintings at the frontlines of ailment administration, Food and foodstuff in disorder Management successfully brings nutrition again into the medical area and is helping physicians positioned foodstuff and nutrition again at the prescription pad.

Under the editorial counsel of Dr. Ingrid Kohlstadt, health care provider nutrients expert, this authoritative reference equips clinicians with the knowledge they should totally make the most of dietary drugs by way of allowing them to regulate drugs dosage with vitamin, diagnose and proper nutrient deficiencies, and counsel sufferers on nutrition choice. An rising suggestion could quickly be, "take 2 cups of kale, and speak to me within the morning."

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Studies have shown that high dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthin and of fruits and vegetables high in the xanthophyll carotenoids is associated with a lower risk for developing AMD [91–95]. Numerous studies have also shown that dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthin has a direct association with serum levels of lutein and zeaxanthin [96–101]. Furthermore, MPOD is directly related to dietary intake of the xanthophyll carotenoids and serum levels of lutein and zeaxanthin [96, 97, 102, 103]. Other dietary and nutritional risk factors for the development of AMD include low fish consumption, high-fat diet, and low vitamin D levels.

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