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An easy-to-use book with questions on clinical nutrition clearlyposed and answers based on real-life studies, this is a readyreference for the busy healthcare professional.

Clinical Nutrition in Practice opens with introductorychapters on the basis of healthy nutrition, malnutrition andnutritional assessment. These are followed by chapters addressingthe nutritional needs of patients with obesity, diabetes,cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid and neurologic disorders, aswell as diseases of various organ systems, such as the GI tract,renal and pulmonary systems. Special attention is given todescribing nutrition in cancer patients and those with HIV/AIDS andthe book concludes with a discussion of enteral and parenteralnutrition.

Nutritionists, dietitians and other health professionals workingwith patients with impaired nutrition or special nutritionalrequirements, such as diabetologists, endocrinologists (especiallythose treating obesity), cardiologists and oncologists will findthis a refreshing approach to an important subject. Nurses, medicalstudents and those working in the food industry will also find thisa handy guide.

  • Easy-to-follow style with questions clearly posed and answersbased on real-life case studies
  • Outlines the basics of healthy nutrition, malnutrition andnutritional assessment
  • Detailed consideration of the nutritional needs of patientswith a variety of chronic diseases, e.g. cardiovascular orrheumatoid disorders, cancer and HIV/AIDS
  • Uses an interesting contemporary approach that healthprofessionals will find a refreshing change

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