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Nutrition and Diet in Menopause

Hollins Martin, Caroline J., Watson, Ronald Ross, Preedy, Victor R. (Eds.)

2013, XXVIII, 469 p. 133 illus., 37 illus. in color.

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  • Holistic in its coverage
  • Up to date
  • International experts
  • Well illustrated throughout and readable
  • Each chapter is self contained

Nutrition and Diet in Menopause is a single comprehensive source that will provide readers with an understanding of menopause.  Holistic in its approach, this volume is divided into five sections covering psychological, endocrine and lifestyle factors, metabolism and physiology, bone and nutrition, cancer and nutrition, cardiovascular factors and dietary supplements in menopause.  In-depth chapters review the potential long term consequences of menopause on the overall health of women, not only at the physical level including hot flushes (flashes) , alterations to the genitourinary system, skin changes, decreased cardiovascular functions, hypertension, headache, back pain, and constipation.  Written by international leaders and trendsetters, Nutrition and Diet in Menopause is essential reading for endocrinologists, cardiologists, nutritionists and all health care professionals who are interested in women’s health. 

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Bone Health - Bone Metabolism in Menopause - Breast Cancer - Calcium Nutrition - Cancer in Menopause - Dietary Supplements - Iron Status in Menopause - Menopause - Menopause and Coronary Heart Disease - Multiple Therapy with Estrogen - Nutrition and Diet - Trace Element Nutrtion - Vitamin D

Related subjects » Food Science & Nutrition - Gynecology - Internal Medicine

Table of contents 

Part 1. Overview and general aspects

Chapter 1. An overview of the extent and nature of menopause and its physiological basis

Chapter 2. Body composition and menopausal transition: a bioanthropological perspective

Chapter 3. Menopause-related physiological changes and their possible control through diet and exercise

Chapter 4. The role of polyphenols in the menopause


Part 2. Bone and muscle

Chapter 5. Intestinal Calcium Absorption Efficiency in Women and the Influence of Menopause

Chapter 6. Calcium absorption from fortified soymilk in osteopenic postmenopausal women

Chapter 7. Postmenopausal homocysteine, vitamin B12, folate levels and bone metabolism: a focus on fractures

Chapter 8. Antioxidant vitamins and carotenoids associated with bone mineral density in post-menopause female subjects: Japanese perspectives

Chapter 9. Soy protein isoflavones and their effect on bone in postmenopausal women

Chapter 10. S-equol, a Natural Metabolite of Soy Daidzein, for the Treatment of Menopausal Symptoms and Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women

Chapter 11. Tofu in menopause therapy and prevention

Chapter 12. Dietary Phytoestrogens in Preventing Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women: Italian Aspects

Chapter 13. Curcumin and its potential effects on the development of postmenopausal osteoporosis

Chapter 14. Menopause and Sarcopenia: Dietary and Nutritional Aspects


Part 3: Cardiovascular system, metabolism and cancer

Chapter 15. Effects of Flaxseed on Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Menopause

Chapter 16. Magnesium Metabolism in Menopause

Chapter 17. Effect of Folic Acid Supplementation in Post-Menopausal Women

Chapter 18. Use of diet and myo-inositol in postmenopausal women: a new approach to the metabolic syndrome

Chapter 19. Leptin and obesity in ovarian dysfunction in menopause

Chapter 20. Fat and Fat Distribution in Menopause: Chinese Aspects

Chapter 21. Nutrition and breast cancer in pre- and post-menopausal women in Uruguay

Chapter 22. Obesity, Nutrition and Cancer in Menopause: European Perspectives

Chapter 23. Vitamin D and the menopause: a focus on apoptosis in cancer

Chapter 24. Gynecological malignancies and diet in menopause: From the biological and epidemiological viewpoints


Part 4: Psychological Aspects and Cognitive Function

Chapter 25. The psychology of the menopause: the experiences during the transition and individual conceptualization of menopause

Chapter 26. Cognitive Decline in Menopause

Chapter 27. An overview of menopausal dietary supplements and cognition

Chapter 28. Black Cohosh for the Menopausal Transition: Issues of Safety and Efficacy

Part 5: Preclinical studies: implications for human health

Chapter 29. Animal models of menopausal metabolism

Chapter 30. Phytoestrogen α-zearalanol in an animal model of menopause

Chapter 31. Flaxseed and Bone Health in Animal Models of Menopause

Chapter 32. Flavonoids of Herba Epimedii and bone metabolism in experimental ovarian deficiency

Chapter 33. Dietary Plant Maslinic Acid in Ovariectomy Model of Menopause

Chapter 34. Interlinking Diet, Nutrition, the Menopause and Recommended Resources

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