The supplement market continues to grow annually with more than half of the population using these products for reasons spanning from health maintenance to disease prevention and/or treatment. Dietary Supplements in Health Promotion presents clear and concise evidence on how dietary supplements may contribute to maintaining health status. The book provides information on personalized nutrition, nutrient gaps, and postulated benefits of various mainstream dietary supplements such as multivitamins, probiotics, and flavonoids, among others. The book summarizes evidence to date so that health professionals may adequately assess the risks and benefits of popular dietary supplements and dispels some of the less scientifically substantiated hypotheses and claims behind the use of certain supplements.
It distills volumes of clinical research, nicely summarizes population based studies, and offers explanation of the biological plausibility regarding effects of these products in maintaining optimal health status With so many opinions and misinformation on the risks and benfits of using dietary supplements, an authoritative book is necessary to advance the accurate knowledge and dissemination of research relating to the many effects of prescribing or utilizing dietary supplements. A balanced review of popular dietary supplement products and their effects on human health, this book gives you practical advice on the appropriate use of dietary supplements, including clinical guidelines on recommendations of supplements, and just as important, when to discourage use of supplements.
Trends in Health Care and Non-Communicable Diseases: Clinical Trials and Tribulations with Vitamins Minerals and Supplements Jose M. Brum Identifying Nutritional Gaps Among Americans Heather A. Eicher-Miller, Clara Park, and Regan Bailey Assessing the Potential Long-Term Effects of Multivitamin Supplements Susanne Rautiainen, J. Michael Gaziano, and Howard D. Sesso Prenatal Supplementation and Its Effects on Early Childhood Cognitive Outcome Sarah E. Saint and Janet E. Frick Dietary Supplements in Active Individuals and Athletes Taylor C. Wallace Calcium and Vitamin D: Nutritional Role and the Benefits and Risks of Dietary Supplements in Health Promotion Alyssa K. Phillips, Tristan E. Lipkie, and Connie M. Weaver Vitamin D Requirements during Pregnancy and Lactation: Lessons Learned and Unanswered Questions Carol L. Wagner, Sarah N. Taylor, and Bruce W. Hollis Fiber Supplements and Clinically Meaningful Health Benefits: Identifying the Physiochemical Characteristics of Fiber that Drive Specific Physiologic Effects Johnson W. McRorie Jr. and George C. Fahey Jr Mechanisms of Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) in Neurodevelopment and Brain Protection Christopher M. Butt and Norman Salem Jr Vitamin E: Defining Status for Optimal Health Michael I. McBurney Iodine Nutrition Is Required for Thyroid Function and Neurodevelopment: Iodine Supplementation in Pregnancy Swetha L. Kommareddy and Elizabeth N. Pearce Possible Benefits of Lutein and Zeaxanthin for Visual Symptoms of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Emily R. Bovier and Billy R. Hammond Jr Flavonoid Supplementation and Cardiovascular Disease Weston Bussler, Joseph Hildebrand, Catherine Mixon, Ty Wagoner, Slavko Komarnytsky, and Gabriel Keith Harris Butterbur and Beyond: Dietary Supplements for Migraine Prevention Margaret Slavin Probiotics--From Gut to Cognition Virginia Robles-Alonso, Claudia Herrera, and Francisco Guarner Treatment of the Common cold with Zinc Ananda S. Prasad