Nutrients and Foods in Aids

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Ronald R. Watson
CRC Press, May 13, 1998 - Medical - 256 pages
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Lack of proper nutrition can severely impact the immune system, especially when it is already compromised. This book defines recent advances in understanding the nutritional deficiencies found in AIDS and HIV-positive patients. It explores the scientific knowledge of how nutritional and dietary changes and herbal medicines can benefit or potentially harm these patients. The text also discusses the negative effects of undernutrition that can lead to starvation, a potent immunosuppressant. Nutrients and Foods in AIDS is a much-needed scientific appraisal of current alternative strategies used in preventing or treating AIDS and its symptoms for improved quality of life.
  

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Contents

Trace elements free radicals and HIV progression
3
Selenium and AIDS
27
Nutritional aspects of neuropsychological function
71
Experimental studies with antioxidants
99
Appetite and energy intake in human immunodeficiency
119
Malabsorption of nutrients and drugs in patients
143
The role of homedelivered meals
161
Antioxidants and AIDS
179
Vitamin E supplementation retards the development
193
a role in health promotion and AIDS?
213
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About the author (1998)

Ronald Ross Watson, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized nutritionist and immunologist who has studied the importance of nutrients on anti-cancer immune defense for twenty years. He has edited 52 biomedical books and directs four NIH funded biomedical grants.

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