Exploring this exciting new area, "Optimizing Women's Health through Nutrition" describes recent studies on the biological and physiological differences between genders and how this may influence differences in disease trends between men and women. This book covers the nutritional needs of women throughout the life cycle, with detailed discussion of common diseases that specifically affect women's health. It also addresses the role of nutrition in disease risk reduction, management, and treatment. Providing suggestions for future research, the text offers key points of action by those involved in disease prevention and treatment, calling for greater attention to those conditions to which women are more vulnerable.
Introduction Need to Optimize the Health of Women, L.U. Thompson and W.E. Ward Sex-Specific Biology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, M.J. Legato Normal Nutrition Adolescence, N. Larson, J.A. Fulkerson, J. Stang, and M. Story Premenopause, P. Skidmore and A. Cassidy Pregnancy and Lactation, L.A. Houghton and D.L. O'Connor Menopause and Midlife, S.E. Geller, M. Goldstein Adams, and L. Studee Nutrition in Chronic Disease and Various Conditions Obesity and Weight Management, P. Clifton Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, J.A. Vogt and T.M.S. Wolever Cardiovascular Disease, A.H. Lichtenstein and N.R. Matthan Breast and Ovarian Cancer, B. Caan and C.A. Thomson Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis, W.E. Ward Rheumatoid Arthritis, L.K. Stamp and L.G. Cleland Irritable Bowel Syndrome, G.E. Mullin and L.A. Lee Eye Health, J. Evans Alzheimer's Disease and Other Forms of Dementia, P. Perrig-Chiello, S. Hutchison,and H.B. Staehelin Depression and Psychiatric Disorders, C.P. Borba and D.C. Henderson Eating Disorders, R.E. Kreipe and S. Bucher Della Torre Oral Health, P.C. Fritz and W.E. Ward Conclusion Conclusion: What We Know, and Where Do We Go from Here, L.U. Thompson and W.E. Ward Index