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Dietary Patterns and Whole Plant Foods in Aging and Disease

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Dietary Patterns and Whole Plant Foods in Aging and Disease by Mark L Dreher
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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.

Author Biography

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.
Release date NZ
December 11th, 2017
Author
Country of Publication
Switzerland
Edition
1st ed. 2018
Illustrations
138 Tables, color; 204 Illustrations, color; 21 Illustrations, black and white; XXVIII, 619 p. 225 illus., 204 illus. in color.
Imprint
Springer International Publishing AG
Pages
619
ISBN-13
9783319591797
Product ID
26799870

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