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Pediatric Nutrition in Health and Disease
Author:  
Madhu Sharma RD
 


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ISBN9789350903308
Edition 1/e
Publish Year2013
Pages362
Size 6.75" X 9.25"
Cover TypePaper Back
With CD/DVD No
Quick Overview
nutritional management of children in healthy children, their needs and requirements through various phases of their growth, starting from infancy to the adolescent period. More and more children are actively participating in sports and related performances, which alter their nutritional demands considerably. These children need to be counseled appropriately, so as to maintain a healthy balance between physical output and diet intake, thereby, enhancing their performance. Other aspects like food allergies, which are commonly encountered among children, the role of important micronutrients like fat soluble vitamin A and minerals like iron and calcium in the diet, and how the nutritional status can impact the onset of infections or vice versa, all have been covered in this compilation. The second-half of the book deals with various diseases ranging from the gastrointestinal tract, liver, kidneys, heart and Type I diabetes mellitus to some of the more acute problems like cancer and HIV infections, and how appropriate nutritional management can help tide over the difficult phases of the disease, thereby, helping in rehabilitation to the normal state. Finally, there are certain not so common diseases,yet encountered in sizeable numbers especially in referral hospitals, which have been touched upon like some of the metabolic diseases, cystic fibrosis, hypoglycemia and storage disorders.
Target Audience
Students of Nutrition and Dietetics, Medicine and Nursing.
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