Diet, exercise, and chronic disease : the biological basis of prevention / edited by C. Murray Ardies.Material type: TextSeries: Taylor & Francis eBooksPublisher: Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource : text file, PDFContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781439850299 (e-book : PDF)Subject(s): Chronic diseases -- Etiology | Nutrition | Physical fitness -- Physiological aspects | Physiology, PathologicalAdditional physical formats: Print version:: No titleLOC classification: RB156 | .D548 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook. Also available in print format.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
chapter 1. Introduction / C. Murray Ardies -- chapter 2. Inflammation / C. Murray Ardies -- chapter 3. Diabetes / Raymond E. Bourey, Meenakshi K. Kaw, Sumona Ghosh Lester, Simona S. Ghanem, and Sonia M. Najjar -- chapter 4. Atherosclerosis / C. Murray Ardies and Christian K. Roberts -- chapter 5. Osteoporosis / David W. Dodington and Wendy E. Ward -- chapter 6. Cancer / Jonathan Cannizzo and C. Murray Ardies -- chapter 7. Neurodegenerative disease / Aparna Raghavan and Zahoor A. Shah -- chapter 8. Hunger and satiety signaling / Denovan P. Begg and Stephen C. Woods -- chapter 9. Summary and recommendations / C. Murray Ardies.
Preface: "The idea of producing a book on the prevention of chronic diseases through exercise and diet was intriguing for me when I was first approached with the idea. I had been teaching nutrition, exercise, and health science courses with a focus on cellular aspects of prevention for many years and had to develop all of my own materials because very few books were available. And of those that were, they had a decided clinical approach with very little discussion about the actual biochemistry or molecular mechanisms involved in prevention. When I broached the concept with several potential coauthors, the prevailing opinion was that books that covered biochemical and molecular aspects of disease etiology also were in very short supply. Thus this book was born: an attempt to collate the latest cellular- and molecularbased research on the etiology of chronic diseases with how these mechanisms of cause are modified by various aspects of diet and exercise. Essentially, we have tried to produce a text that translates molecular-based data on etiology and prevention into a clinical prescription for the prevention of chronic disease. The focus on diabetes, atherosclerosis, osteoporosis, cancer, and degenerative neurological disease is because they are the major causes of morbidity and mortality by chronic disease and also because there is sufficient molecular evidence for a strong dietary and activity (or rather, an insufficiency of both) component to their etiology. The inclusion of a separate chapter on "Inflammation" became necessary when it was clear that inflammatory signaling is a fundamental component of each of these diseases and that reducing inflammation is key to reducing risk for all of these diseases. At the time we started, obesity had not yet been declared a disease"-- Provided by publisher.
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C. Murray Ardies, Ph.D., earned a multidisciplinary doctoral degree at The University of Texas with majors in pharmacology, nutrition, and exercise physiology. In 1989, he joined Northeastern Illinois University, where he has worked on defining mechanisms through which repeated endurance exercise reduces risk for chemical toxicities and cancer. As part of this work, he was among the first to demonstrate that beneficial alterations in cellular function were tied to a generalized stress response mediated by the activation of the AP-1 response element in nuclear DNA.