© 2008

Nutrition and Rheumatic Disease

  • Laura A. Coleman

Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Introduction to Rheumatic Diseases and Related Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Elena M. Massarotti
      Pages 3-14
    3. Shari Baird, Johanna Dwyer, Emily Evans
      Pages 15-38
    4. Daniel J. McCarty, Erin K. Bundy
      Pages 39-56
    5. Lindsay M. Bearne, Mike V. Hurley
      Pages 69-88
    6. Kevin Khaw, Sharon L. Kolasinski
      Pages 89-110
  3. Rheumatic Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Ronenn Roubenoff
      Pages 113-123
    3. Paola de Pablo, Grace Lo, Timothy E. McAlindon
      Pages 125-158
    4. Sangeeta D. Sule, Michelle Petri
      Pages 159-168
    5. Naomi Schlesinger
      Pages 169-182
    6. Osmo Hänninen, Anna-Lissa Rauma
      Pages 183-193
    7. Ingela Loell, Ingrid Lundberg
      Pages 195-213
    8. Paul F. Dellaripa, Donough Howard
      Pages 215-226
    9. Carole A. Palmer, Medha Singh
      Pages 227-249
    10. Basil M. Fathalla, Donald Goldsmith
      Pages 251-275
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 278-296

About this book


It is difficult, if not impossible, for health care providers to remain at the forefront of knowledge for all aspects of nutrition and rheumatic diseases. In Nutrition and Rheumatic Disease, experts provide a comprehensive review of current knowledge regarding nutrition and dietary management for the complex set of rheumatic conditions. Within the disease-specific chapters, the authors present a historical perspective, a discussion of the major clinical features, current management and treatment, a review of the literature related to nutritional status and diet, and dietary recommendations, based on current scientific evidence. The field of rheumatic diseases includes a wide variety of pathologic processes. Adequate reviews of the scientific literature on each of the rheumatic diseases in Nutrition and Rheumatic Disease alleviate the inherent confusion surrounding the risks and benefits of various dietary therapies.


Alternative medicine Arthritis Connective tissue Internal medicine Interstitial tissues Synovial membrane medicine nutrition

Editors and affiliations

  • Laura A. Coleman
    • 1
  1. 1.Marshfield Clinic Research FoundationMarshfieldWI

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Nutrition and Rheumatic Disease
  • Editors Laura A. Coleman
  • Series Title Nutrition and Health
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press, Totowa, NJ 2008
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-58829-976-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-61737-862-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59745-403-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 296
  • Number of Illustrations 20 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Clinical Nutrition
    Internal Medicine
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From the reviews:

This book, part of a series of multiauthored titles on nutrition and health, is one of the few books to systematically evaluate the scientific literature regarding the role of nutrition in the development and management of rheumatic disease.

The purpose is to provide a comprehensive, evidence-based summary of nutrition and rheumatic disease. The contributing authors are experts in the fields of nutrition or rheumatoid disease research. Each provides an evidence-based assessment of nutrients and supplements in the management of the various rheumatoid diseases and syndromes as well as areas which are in need of further research.

The book is directed at health professionals who are involved in the management of patients with rheumatoid disease. It is also of value to advanced students in nutrition or health related disciplines. It generally is written at a level that requires general, but not advanced, expertise on readers' part.

The 15 chapters include general introductions to rheumatoid disease, nutrition assessment, and immunology, and specific discussions of the various rheumatic diseases or pathophysiologies. Because the authors provide expertly weighted summaries of the literature rather than the data itself, there is a smaller than average number of black-and-white illustrations. Each chapter includes 50 to 150 citations that include recent as well as classic studies. The index is detailed and easy to use.

This valuable addition to the field continues the success of the series and is a valuable resource for health professionals. It provides evidence-based conclusions that can be used to advise patients and answer their questions. As noted by the editor, there is no evidence of a diet for rheumatoid disease, but the reviews identify nutritional approaches that can help manage some of the symptoms and functional declines associated with rheumatoid disease.

Doody's Book Review Service

Dale A. Schoeller, PhD(University of Wisconsin-Madison)

"Nutrition and Rheumatic Disease is to provide clinicians with a comprehensive and current review so they are able to answer patients’ many questions regarding the impact of diet and nutritional supplements on rheumatic diseases. … The strength of the book is its compilation of the available studies about nutrition in the various rheumatologic diseases. … For the reader interested in knowing the current state of knowledge about this field, this book is a welcome addition." (Douglas Kalman and Diane R. Krieger, JAMA, Vol. 300 (9), September, 2008)