Nutritional and Metabolic Bases of Cardiovascular Disease

Nutritional and Metabolic Bases of Cardiovascular Disease

Editor(s): Mario Mancini, José M. Ordovas, Gabriele Riccardi, Paolo Rubba, Pasquale Strazzullo

Published Online: 12 JAN 2011 04:25AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405182768

Online ISBN: 9781444318456

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318456

About this Book

Extraordinary advances in the understanding of the links between nutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular disease have prompted a systematic reappraisal of knowledge in the field. As a result, it is now imperative that clinicians who care for patients with CVD or its key risk factors have a solid understanding of the often complex interrelationships between cardiovascular health and chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity.

Written by a team of international thought leaders in cardiology, endocrinology, diabetology and nutritional science, this important new book:

  • Examines and updates the role of obesity, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, hypertension, thrombosis, and aging in atherogenesis
  • Describes in detail the scientific and clinical evidence of the etiopathogenesis of ischemic heart disease as well as of peripheral and cerebrovascular disease
  • Focuses on the 6 topics that will be of greatest interest to readers: 1) general nutrition, 2) metabolic syndrome and diabetes, 3) hyperlipidemia and atherosclerosis, 4) hypertension and cerebrovascular disease, 5) hemostasis and thrombosis, 6) aging

Throughout the book, in clear and accessible text, contributors illuminate the close relationship between dietary habits, the metabolic processes of nutrients, and their impact on the cardiovascular system, always with an eye on how the physician can use this information to implement better cardiovascular prevention and improve  patient care. Nutritional and Metabolic Bases of Cardiovascular Disease is ideal for those who need to update their knowledge of the links between nutrition, metabolism and CVD, from trainees, clinicians and clinical investigators in cardiovascular medicine to endocrinologists, diabetologists, and nutritionists.

Table of contents

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  1. Section I Nutrition and Obesity

    1. Chapter 1

      Basics of Energy Balance (pages 1–11)

      Luca Scalfi, Fabrizio Pasanisi and Franco Contaldo

  2. Section II Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes

  3. Section III Hypercholesterolemia and Early Atherosclerosis

    1. Chapter 26

      The Relationship between Dyslipidemia and Inflammation (pages 202–210)

      Branislav Vohnout, Giovanni de Gaetano, Maria Benedetta Donati and Licia Iacoviello

    2. Chapter 28

      Early Atherosclerotic Lesions in Childhood and Adolescence (pages 219–223)

      Paolo Rubba, Gabriella Iannuzzo, Fabrizio Jossa, Gennaro Marotta and Arcangelo Iannuzzi

  4. Section IV Nutrition, Hypertension, and Cardiovascular Disease

  5. Section V Hemostasis and Thrombosis: From Nutritional Influences to Cardiovascular Events

    1. Chapter 45

      Risk Factors for Arterial Thrombosis (pages 365–375)

      Giovanni de Gaetano, Romina di Giuseppe and Maria Benedetta Donati

    2. Chapter 48

      Nutrition and Cardiovascular Disease: ω-3 PUFA (pages 393–399)

      Elena Tremoli, Matteo Nicola Dario Di Minno and Giovanni Di Minno

  6. Section VI Nutrition, Metabolism, and the Aging Process

    1. Chapter 51

      Interaction between Diet and Genes on Longevity (pages 420–426)

      Annibale Alessandro Puca, Chiara Viviani Anselmi and Thomas Perls

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