Diet and Disease: Nutrition for Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Metabolic Stress

Katie Ferraro

In Stock Date: 
12/31/2015
Print Price: 
$49.95
Print ISBN: 
9781606507339
E-book Price: 
$29.95
E-book ISBN: 
9781606507346
Pages: 
98
Binding Type: 
Softcover

Can food really take the place of medicine? While modern medicine certainly has its place and does more than its fair share of good, there is no denying that many of society’s most perilous chronic diseases are exacerbated by poor diets. Whereas infectious diseases used to cause the most number of deaths, the impact of chronic diseases now far overshadows that of infectious diseases. Diet plays a significant role in the development of a number of types of chronic disease, such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer.

This title explores the impact of dietary choices on the prevention, management, and treatment of a number of medical conditions and disease states including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and metabolic stress, critical illness, cancer, and HIV/AIDS. Conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, musculoskeletal disorders, rheumatic disease, anemia, hepatobiliary, gallbladder, pancreatic, and kidney diseases are covered in the subsequent title Diet and Disease II.

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Katie Ferraro

Katie Ferraro

Katie Ferraro, MPH, RD, CDE is a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, and nutrition consultant based in San Diego, California. Specializing in nutrition communications and curriculum development, Katie believes in the solid foundation of nutrition knowledge as an essential tool for every health care practitioner. She is an assistant clinical professor of nutrition in the graduate schools of nursing at the University of California San Francisco and University of San Diego.

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