Nutrition and Physical Activity in Inflammatory Diseases

February 2013
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    15th February 2013
  • ISBN 9781845939106
  • Language English
  • Pages 416 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"
  • Images 45 b&w illus

Certain nutrients and physical activity can significantly alter immune function and inflammation. Targeted interventions may be an effective and inexpensive means to improve the inflammation and immune dysfunction associated with chronic diseases. This book defines the relevant underlying biological mechanisms and strengthens our understanding of how nutrients and physical activity impact inflammatory diseases. A useful reference for researchers and students of nutrition, physiology and sports science, it explores the unique aspects of inflammation induced by nutritional deficiencies or activity levels, and their interrelationship.

Section 1: Introduction
1. Inflammation: An Introduction

Section 2: Nutrition and Inflammation
2. Dietary Fats and Inflammation
3. Carbohydrates and Inflammation
4. Alcohol and Inflammation
5. Vitamin D and Inflammation
6. Vitamin E and Inflammation
7. Vitamin C, B-Complex Vitamins and Inflammation
8. Phytonutrients and Inflammation
9. Trace Elements and Inflammation

Section 3: Physical Activity and Inflammation
10. Resistance Exercise and Inflammation
11. Endurance Exercise and Inflammation

Section 4: Applications to Diseases and Conditions
12. Obesity and Inflammation
13. Diabetes and Inflammation
14. Cardiovascular Disease and Inflammation
15. Stress and Inflammation: An Emerging Story
16. Depressive Disorders and Inflammation
17. Asthma and Inflammation
18. Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Inflammation
19. Aging and Inflammation
20. Bone Health and Inflammation
21. Eye Health and Inflammation

Manohar L. Garg

Manohar L. Garg teaches at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Lisa G. Wood

Lisa G. Wood is with the University of Newcastle, Australia.