© 2004

Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Aging

  • Connie Watkins Bales
  • Christine Seel Ritchie
  • Thoroughly updated and revised new edition

  • Presents the most critical clinical issues in geriatric nutrition

  • A valuable guide to all who provide care to older adults

  • Written by recognized nutritionists, geriatricians, clinicians and scientists


Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Trends in Nutrition and Health in Older Adults

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Connie Watkins Bales, Yanfang Wang
      Pages 3-22
    3. Barbara E. Millen, C. Ariel Nason
      Pages 23-48
    4. Roger B. McDonald, Rodney C. Ruhe
      Pages 49-62
    5. Lisette C. P. G. M. de Groot, Wija A. van Staveren
      Pages 63-73
  3. Fundamentals of Geriatric Nutrition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Margaret-Mary G. Wilson, John E. Morley
      Pages 77-101
    3. Christopher J. Bates
      Pages 103-125
    4. Rebecca B. Costello, Maureen Leser, Paul M. Coates
      Pages 127-189
  4. Geriatric Syndromes: Nutritional Consequences and Potential Opportunities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Elizabeth J. Johnson
      Pages 193-209
    3. Susan S. Schiffman, Mamie O. Rogers, Jennifer Zervakis
      Pages 211-289
    4. Mary Ann Johnson, Albert R. DeChicchis, James F. Willott, Kelly J. Shea-Miller, Robert J. Nozza
      Pages 291-307
    5. Christine Seel Ritchie, Connie Watkins Bales
      Pages 309-333
    6. Heidi K. White
      Pages 349-365
    7. Christian Davis Furman, Christine Seel Ritchie
      Pages 367-375
  5. Clinical Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 377-377
    2. Vascular Disorders

      1. Daniel E. Forman, Paula A. Quatromoni, Giulia L. Sheftel
        Pages 379-398

About this book


As the older adult population grows over the next two decades, so will the need to prevent and address age-associated disease. In Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Aging, a panel of recognized academic geriatricians, clinicians, and scientists provide detailed strategies for using nutritional interventions to ameliorate a host of age-related disorders and thus help to lessen both personal suffering caused by these conditions and the accompanying increases in health care costs. Exhaustive in its scope and clinically focused, the book systematically discusses the interface between nutrition and common medical conditions in older adults. These range from the effects of nutrition on the aging eye, the sense of taste and smell, hearing loss, sarcopenia, and dementia, to the clinical role of nutrition in vascular and pulmonary disorders, cancer, immunity, endocrine and alimentary tract disorders, and renal and musculoskelteal disorders. The authors present the physiological basis for each disorder, provide the latest information about the interaction of nutrition with these conditions, and review the potential routes and mechanisms for clinical intervention. All clinical chapters conclude with a summary of practical applications and treatment guidelines for secondary prevention, management, and therapy.
Comprehensive and highly practical, the Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Aging offers practicing clinicians an up-to-date compendium of expert advice on appropriate nutritional therapies for older adults with chronic diseases and medical conditions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Connie Watkins Bales
    • 1
  • Christine Seel Ritchie
    • 2
  1. 1.Durham VA Medical Center and Duke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Louisville VA Medical Center and University of Louisville Schools of Medicine and Public HealthLouisvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Aging
  • Editors Connie W. Bales
    Christine S. Ritchie
  • Series Title Nutrition and Health
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2004
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-58829-055-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-5355-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59259-391-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 698
  • Number of Illustrations 18 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nutrition
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