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Nutrition and Health

Dietary Patterns and Whole Plant Foods in Aging and Disease

Authors: Dreher, Mark L.

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  • Details specific recommendations for fiber and plant food intake levels required to prevent disease and manage aging
  • Emphasizes nutritional considerations related to weight regulation, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and kidney disease
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About this book

This text provides a comprehensive review of the latest research on the effects of dietary patterns and whole plant foods on general health, aging, and cardiometabolic disease risk from major prospective cohort studies and randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and their meta-analyses.  The book extensively assesses, the effects of lifestyle, dietary patterns, and specific whole plant foods on the quality of aging; the impact of fiber-rich foods on colonic microbiotia and weight regulation, the effects of which influence the quality of aging;  the effects of fiber-rich diets on the aging gastrointestinal tract; and the role of dietary patterns and specific whole plant foods on coronary heart disease, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. Figures are extensively used to highlight findings and tables summarizing food composition dietary patterns and whole plant foods.  Tables summarizing meta-analyses and representative cohort studies and RCTs provide state-of-the-art coverage of the important effect of dietary patterns and whole plant foods on aging and cardiometabolic diseases.
Dietary Patterns and Whole Plant Foods in Aging and Disease will serve as a very useful, state -of -the-art resource for dietitians, physicians, nurses, food industry scientists, researchers, naturopathic doctors, educators and their students interested in the role of dietary patterns and specific whole plant foods on aging and disease. 
The probability of healthy aging and disease prevention is significantly improved by 70% when individuals and populations follow a healthy lifestyle.  Healthy lifestyle choices include adhering to a healthy dietary pattern, increasing physical activity most days of the week, achieving and maintaining lean body weight and waist size, and the cessation of smoking. It is estimated that 90% or more of those in westernized populations are on track for unhealthy aging and increased cardiometabolic disease risk, especially with the obesity pandemic associated with relatively poor diet quality and sedentary lifestyles.  Healthy dietary patterns significantly lower risk of all-cause mortality and chronic disease incidence compared to Western dietary patterns.  Since healthy whole and minimally processed plant foods vary widely in their nutrient and phytochemical compositions, their overall benefit in aging and disease may vary depending on the specific whole plant foods consumed. 

About the authors

Mark L Dreher, PhD is President and Chief Science Officer of Nutrition Science Solutions, LLC.   He received his education in biochemistry and agricultural biochemistry and nutrition at UCLA and The University of Arizona.  Dr. Dreher started his career as a research scientist in medical food product development at McGaw Laboratories in Irvine, California.  Later, he served as Assistant Professor in Food and Nutrition at North Dakota State University leading research on sunflower seeds, dry edible beans and emerging grains.  During his subsequent 30+ year career in the food, agricultural and pharmaceutical industries, he held key roles in over 150 new healthy product development projects and food-based clinical research trials.  He has authored or co-authored over 50 research journal articles and book chapters.  Dr. Dreher has authored or co-authored two handbooks on dietary fiber and one book on complex car

bohydrates.  He served as the chair of the International Life Science Institute-North American Food, Nutrition and Safety and Carbohydrate Committees and vice chair of the Functional Foods for Health Committee.   Dr. Dreher was a member of the 1997 Joint FAO/WHO Expert Consultation on Carbohydrate and Human Nutrition.   He was a Fellow in the National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy and Resources Leadership Program for the Futurein Washington DC.   Dr. Dreher is involved in the American Society for Nutrition, American Heart Association, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Institute of Food Technology.   Dr. Dreher is actively engaged in projects and research related to the role of healthy diets, whole foods, and phytochemicals in health, chronic disease prevention and optimal aging. 

Reviews

“This book comprehensively reviews the research on the effects of dietary patterns and whole plant foods in aging and disease. … This is a valuable resource for healthcare professionals in practice. It also could be useful to graduate students as a source of key clinical studies in dietary patterns and whole plant foods.” (Amy Hess Fischl, Doody's Book Reviews, June, 2018)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Major Lifestyles and Phenotypes in Aging and Disease

    Pages 3-27

    Dreher, Mark L.

  • Dietary Patterns in Aging and Disease

    Pages 29-58

    Dreher, Mark L.

  • Whole Plant Foods in Aging and Disease

    Pages 59-116

    Dreher, Mark L.

  • Fiber-Rich Dietary Patterns and Colonic Microbiota in Aging and Disease

    Pages 119-144

    Dreher, Mark L.

  • Fiber-Rich Dietary Patterns and Foods in Laxation and Constipation

    Pages 145-164

    Dreher, Mark L.

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eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-59180-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-59179-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-09641-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dietary Patterns and Whole Plant Foods in Aging and Disease
Authors
Series Title
Nutrition and Health
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-59180-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-59180-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-59179-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09641-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 619
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations, 204 illustrations in colour
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