Chronic alcohol use is associated with heart, liver, brain, and other organ pathology. Alcohol is a drug of abuse and a caloric food and it causes poor intake and absorption of nutrients, thus playing a major role in many aspects of clinical consequences. Alcohol use lowers consumption of fruit and vegetables, lowers tissue nutrients, and, in some cases, requires nutritional therapy by clinicians. Alcohol, Nutrition, and Health Consequences will help the clinician define the causes and types of nutritional changes due to alcohol use and also explain how nutrition can be used to ameliorate its consequences. Chapters present the application of current nutritional knowledge by physicians and dietitians. Specific areas involving alcohol-related damage due to nutritional changes are reviewed, including heart disease, obesity, digestive tract cancers, lactation, brain function, and liver disease. In addition, alcohol's effects on absorption of minerals and nutrients, a key role in causing damage are treated. The importance of diet in modifying alcohol and its metabolite damage is also explained.
Alcohol, Nutrition, and Health Consequences is essential reading for alcohol therapists and researchers as well as primary care physicians and dietitians and is an easy reference to help the clinician, student, and dietitian comprehend the complex changes caused by direct and indirect effects of ethanol at the cellular level via its nutritional modification.
Section A: Overview and General Nutrition during alcohol use Chapter 1: Alcoholic and Nutrition: an Overview Francisco Santolaria Emilio Gonzalez-Reimers Chapter 2: Genetics of alcohol metabolism Vijay A. Ramchandani Chapter 3: Laboratory models available to study alcohol and nutrition Nympha B. D'Souza EL-Guindy Chapter 4: Ethanol-induced lipid peroxidation and apoptosis in embryopathy Robert R. Miller, Jr. Chapter 5: Alcohol Use During Lactation: Effects on the Mother Infant Dyad Julie A. Mennella Section B: Nutrients and Foods as modified by alcohol Chapter 6: Moderate alcohol administration: oxidative stress and nutritional status Lorenzo Leggio Anna Ferrulli Giovanni Addolorato Chapter 7: Alcohol use and abuse: Effects on Body Weight and body composition Stefan Gazdzinski Timothy C. Durazzo Chapter 8: Alcohol Nutrition and health inequalities Adrian Bonner Margherita Grotzkyj-Giorgi Chapter 9: The effect of diet on protein modification by ethanol metabolites Simon Worrall Chapter 10: Vitamin B12 deficiency in alcoholics Alberto Fragasso Chapter 11: Alcohol American Indians/Alaskan Natives and Alcohol: Biology, Nutrition and Positive Programs Felina M. Cordova Michael H. Trujillo Roger Dale Walker Section C: Nutrient Effects on Alcohol Metabolism Chapter 12: Metabolism of Ethanol to Acetaldehyde in the Rat Mammary Tissue. Inhibitory Effects of Plant Polyphenols and Folic Acid Gerardo Daniel Castro Jose Alberto Castro Chapter 13: Dietary zinc supplementation and prenatal ethanol exposure Peter Coyle Brooke Summers-Pearce Carina J. Cowley Allan M. Rofe Chapter 14: Tocotrienol and cognitive dysfunction induced by alcohol Kanwaljit Chopra Vinod Tiwari Chapter 15: Soy Products Affecting Alcohol Absorption and Metabolism Mitsuyoshi Kano Norihiro Kubota Chapter 16: Oats supplementation and alcohol-induced oxidative tissue damage Christopher B. Forsyth Yueming Tang Robin M. Voigt Turan Rai Ali Keshavarzian Chapter 17: Fish oil n-3 fatty acids to prevent hippocampus and cognitive dysfunction in experimental alcoholism Nataliya A. Babenko Chapter 18: Alcohol in HIV and possible interactions with antiretroviral medications Marianna K. Baum Sabrina Sales-Martinez Adriana Campa Section D: Alcohol interactions with foods Chapter 19: Popular energy drinks and alcohol Erin C. Duchan Chapter 20: The psychological synergistic effects of alcohol and caffeine Ambereen Ameer Ronald Ross Watson Chapter 21: Alcohol and Smoking: A correlation of use in youth? Meghan Denning Ronald Ross Watson Chapter 22: Are there Physiological Correlations between alcohol and tobacco use in adults? Cynthia Lee Ronald Ross Watson Chapter 23: Alcohol, HIV/AIDS and Liver Disease Tamsin A. Knox Logan Jerger Alice M. Tang Section E: Alcohol and chronic diseases Chapter 24: Nutritional status, socioeconomic factors, alcohol and cataracts Vaishali Agte Kirtan V. Tarwadi Chapter 25: Alcohol Intake and High Blood Pressure Amy Z. Fan Yueren Zhou Chapter 26: Alcohol and dyslipidemia Indrajit Chowdhury Chapter 27: Dietary antioxidants in chronic alcoholic pancreatitis Miroslaw Jarosz Ewa Rychlik Chapter 28: Alcohol consumption, lifestyle factors and risk of type 2 diabetes Martin D. Stricker Henk F.J. Hendriks Joline W.J. Beulens Chapter 29: Alcohol, overweight, and obesity Sasiwarang Goya Wannamethee Chapter 30: Nutrition alcohol and anorectic and bulimic adolescents Konstantina Magklara Chapter 31: Viral infections and cancer during alcohol use Malgorzata Schlegel-Zawadzka Section F: Cancer as modified and induced by alcohol Chapter 32: Ethanol and hepatocarcinogenesis Helmut K. Seitz Felix Stickel Chapter 33: Alcohol, diet and their interaction in colorectal and urinary tract tumors Maria Marta Andreatta Aldo R. Eynard Alicia Navarro Chapter 34: Alcohol, acetaldehyde and digestive tract cancer Satu Vakevainen Mikko Salaspuro Chapter 35: Alcohol Intake and Esophageal Cancer: Epidemiologic Evidence Jill C. Layton Jianjun Zhang Section G: Alcohol and liver diseases Chapter 36: A Nutritional approach to prevent alcoholic liver disease Samuel W. French Chapter 37: Nutraceutical potential of indigenous plant foods and herbs for treatment of alcohol related Liver damage Vaishali Agte Upendra Raghunath Gumaste Chapter 38: Alcohol and nutrition as risk factors for chronic liver disease Stefano Bellentani Claudio Tiribelli Giorgio Bedogni Chapter 39: Alcohol-related liver disease: Roles of insulin resistance, lipotoxic ceramide accumulation and endoplasmic reticulum stress Suzanne M. de la Monte Chapter 40: Nutrition and alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: The significance of cholesterol Munechika Enjoji Kenichiro Yasutake Motoyuki Kohjima Makoto Nakamuta Chapter 41: Dietary fatty acids and alcoholic liver disease Takayo Kawakami Yasuko Murakami Misako Okita Chapter 42: Nutrition in alcoholic steatohepatitis Juan Caballeria Javier Michelena Jose Altamirano Chapter 43: Alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and vitamin A Gabriela Villaca Chaves Wilza Arantes Ferreira Peres Suzanne M. de la Monte
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