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Watson, Ronald R. (Ronald Ross)

Works: 201 works in 1,133 publications in 2 languages and 37,632 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: QP86, 613.28
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Most widely held works about Ronald R Watson
Most widely held works by Ronald R Watson
Handbook of nutrition in the aged by Ronald R Watson( Book )

32 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The combination of the aging baby-boomer generation and its members' increased longevity has been fortunately met with increased research and greater understanding of health promotion and disease prevention in the elderly. Handbook of Nutrition in the Aged: Fourth Edition shares these groundbreaking insights and serves as a guide to better understand health problems that occur in aging adults and the nutritional therapies that are proven to fight and prevent them."--Jacket
Nutrition and AIDS by Ronald R Watson( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text looks at the recent advances in understanding the nutritional deficiencies of AIDS and HIV-positive patients. It covers dietary materials, supplements and foods that may benefit or treat AIDS, as well as nutritional deficiencies that can accelerate progression to AIDS and death
Comprehensive handbook of iodine nutritional, biochemical, pathological, and therapeutic aspects by Victor R Preedy( )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Nutrition and alcohol : linking nutrient interactions and dietary intake by Ronald R Watson( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past decade, much has been learned about the damaging effects of moderate to severe alcohol use has on tissue nutrient levels and dietary intake. Summarising current research, Nutrition and Alcohol explores the latest data available on the effects of alcohol on the nutritional state of alcohol abusers. It illustrates the combined effects of malnutrition on tissue damage and examines the role of altered nutrition on various alcohol-related diseases. The authors discuss alcohol's effects on nutrient intake and explain the action of nutrients in preventing and treating alcohol-related di
Vegetables, fruits, and herbs in health promotion by Ronald R Watson( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text addresses topics such as: what quantity of vegetables and herbs should be consumed to maintain optimum health; are extracts or components useful replacements for vegetable consumption; and does red wine reduce the risk of heart disease
Bioactive foods in promoting health by Ronald Watson( Book )

37 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While everyone knows fruits and vegetables are beneficial to good health, it's increasingly seen as important to know which ones can be effective in treating specific illnesses. Bioactive Foods in Promoting Health: Fruits and Vegetables brings together experts working on the different aspects of supplementation, foods, and plant extracts, in health promotion and disease prevention. Their expertise and experience provide the most current knowledge to promote future research. Dietary habits need to be altered, for most people and the conclusions and recommendations from the various chapters in this book will provide a basis for that change. The overall goal of this book is to provide the most current, concise, scientific appraisal of the efficacy of key foods and constituents medicines in dietary plants in preventing disease and improving the quality of life. While vegetables have traditionally been seen to be good sources of vitamins, the roles of other constituents have only recently become more widely recognized. This book reviews and often presents new hypotheses and conclusions on the effects of different bioactive components of the diet, derived particularly from vegetables, to prevent disease and improve the health of various populations."--Publisher's description
Complementary and alternative therapies in the aging population( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The major objective of this book is to review in detail health problems occurring with significant frequency in aging adults which are proposed to be treated or ameliorated using nutriceuticals as foods and dietary supplements as well as other complementary and alternative therapies. Chapters primarily focusing on nutrients have been excluded to maintain a focus on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Overview of the Book: The book is divided into three general sections as follows: I. Nutriceuticals and Botanicals in Health Promotion; (A) Specific Nutriceuticals Used in Treating Aged, (B) General Nutraceutical Approaches to Therapy with emphasis on cancer. II. Non-nutritional CAM Therapies. (A) Mind-mediated Therapies, (B) Physically Applied CAM Therapies. I. Non-Nutritional Components in Diet and Supplements, Nutriceuticals and their Role in Health Promotion in the Mature Adult. Nutrient requirements for optimum health and function of aging physiological systems often are quite distinct from young ones. Nutriceuticals, without nutrients as foods or dietary supplements benefit the aged by both protecting nutrients from oxidative damage as well as through their direct biological activity. Recognition and understanding of the role of CAM nutriceuticals in health of the aged is being intensively researched and tested, especially due to the increases in the elderly in the general population. In developed countries, economic restrictions and physical inactivity during aging can significantly reduce food intakes, contributing to nutritional stresses and needs. Many disease entities and cancers are found with higher frequency in the aged. Cancer, trauma, or infectious disease can alter intakes of nutriceutical containing foods and/or requirements for various nutrients. Nutriceuticals, especially those of botanical origins have thousands of biologically active chemicals. Thus specific foods and nutriceutical supplementation may be helpful in treatment of aged adults including cancer patients. Many adults and elderly are using foods and nutriceutical supplements above the recommended daily allowance, which may not always be needed for optimal health. To some extent, treatment of these conditions with diet or nutriceutical supplements is a unique problem in the aged. In summary, increasing numbers of older adults and elderly in the population require detailed study and directed research to understand their health problems, using novel nutriceutical and CAM therapies. II. Nutriceuticals in Disease and Cancer Therapy in Seniors.Research continues to show that non-nutritional materials in the diet or as supplements can have important health promotion benefits. Those that are antioxidants act, in part, by protecting antioxidant vitamins. However much needs to be learned about benefits and risks of nutriceuticals which have a variety of biological activities in their own right. Therefore botanical extracts and components will be reviewed for their benefits to seniors. III. Non-dietary Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Use and Benefits to the Elderly in Health. The elderly are frequently using various non-traditional and often unproven CAM therapies, beyond nutritional and nutraceutical supplements. Therefore a variety of physical and psychosocial treatments will be evaluated by experts in CAM research for their benefits/risks and the extent of scientific testing. Identifies the important nutritional requirements of the aging population, and how nutraceuticals and other CAM options affect those. Addresses the many disease entities and cancers are found with higher frequency in the aged, including cancer, trauma, or infectious disease that can alter intakes of nutraceutical containing foods and/or requirements for various nutrients. Explores the nutritional materials botanical extracts and components that can have important health promotion benefits and risks, to ensure safe consumption. Reviews the frequently used non-traditional and often unproven CAM therapies, beyond nutritional and nutraceutical supplements, including a variety of physical and psychosocial treatments
Alcohol and heart disease by Adam K Myers( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Increasing evidence supports a clear role for high alcohol intake in the cause of major heart disease. However, it has been discovered that specific constituents of some alcoholic beverages, which are also present in fruit and vegetables, may reduce the risk of certain types of heart pathology in humans when these beverages are consumed in moderate amounts. One of these constituents is ethanol itself, which may have some beneficial actions at low levels of consumption. Alcohol and Heart Disease investigates the effects of alcoholic beverage intake on human cardiac function, focusing on the pathological effects of high alcohol consumption as well as the potential benefits of moderate use. The authors examine the many interactions of alcohol intake on cardiac cell function, cardiac lipids, stroke, cocaine use and AIDS. The contributors, who include many experts in the field, use evidence from animal models, epidemiological studies and medical reports to help define both the problem and consequences of alcohol consumption on the human heart
Eggs and health promotion by Ronald R Watson( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eggs and Health Promotion provides up-to-date research on the use of eggs in human health. This single, convenient reference deals with the role of eggs in diet, nutrition, and disease. The book also includes current scientific data on the use of eggs to produce and deliver drugs, nutrients, and immunotherapies in patients. Written by well-known and highly respected scientists, this book will be of interest to health practitioners and scientists; pharmacologists; and commercial egg producers. Dispelling misconceptions and covering significant recent advances in egg use, Eggs and Health Promoti
Olives and olive oil in health and disease prevention by Victor R Preedy( Book )

17 editions published in 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long used in sacred ceremonies and associated with good health, the nutritional and health promoting benefits of olives and olive oils have been proven by an ever-increasing body of science. From cardiovascular benefits to anti-microbial, anti-cancer, antioxidant activity and effects on macrophages and aptoptosis to cellular and pathophysiollogical process, olives and olive oils are proving important in many healthful ways. For example, reactive components in olive oils or olive oil by-products have now been isolated and identified. These include tyrosol, hydroxytyrosol, 3,4-dihydroxyphenyl acetic acid elenolic acid and oleuropein. Oleic acid is the main monosaturated fatty acid of olive oil. These have putative protective effects and modulate the biochemistry of a variety of cell types including those of the vascular system. Some but not all components have been characterised by their putative pharmacological properties. It is possible that usage of these aforementioned products may have beneficial application in other disease. However, in order for this cross-fertilization to take place, a comprehensive understanding of olives and olive oils is required. Finding this knowledge in a single volume provides a key resource for scientists in a variety of food an nutritional roles. Key Features: * Explores olives and olive oil from their general aspects to the detailed level of important micro-and micronutrients * Includes coverage of various methodologies for analysis to help scientists and chemists determine the most appropriate option for their own studies, including those of olive-related compounds in other foods * Relates, in a single volume resource, information for food and nutritional chemists, pharmaceutical scientists, nutritionists and dieticians * Presents information in three key categories: General aspects of olives an olive oils; Nutritional, pharmacological and metabolic properties of olives and olive oil; Specific components of olive oil and their effects on tissue and body systems
Wild-type food in health promotion and disease prevention : the Columbus concept by Ronald R Watson( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is essential to force a U-turn in the way contemporary medicine approaches ill-health diseases. Early prevention of primary risk factors is a far more promising approach compared to late acute treatment of secondary risk factors in reducing the cost burden of Public Health, not mentioning the expected benefits of the former versus the latter approaches with regards to the Quality of Life. Wild-Type Food in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: The Columbus Concept is one of the first books to focus on the role of omega-6/3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in unhealthy diets. The volume is divided into five sections. The first identifies the missing essential ratio of competing essential fatty acids in the human diet and relates them to the upsurge of modern chronic disease and associated health costs. The authors also explain the scientific basis of the Columbus Concept and the evidence supporting the rehabilitation of dietary/blood cholesterol. In the second section, authors discuss the essential ingredients in a daily diet that make blood vessels healthy and resistant. The third section introduces the functional part of the diet that brings about health benefits and healthy blood vessels. The fourth section details the health benefits of wild-type foods in various cultures. The final section investigates the possibility for novel sources for health promotion. Wild-Type Food in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: The Columbus Concept presents a cutting-edge, in-depth investigation into new methods of health promotion."--Product description (
Nuts & seeds in health and disease prevention by Ronald R Watson( Book )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use of nuts and seeds to improve Human nutritional status has proven successful for a variety of conditions including in the treatment of high cholesterol, reduced risk of Type-2 Diabetes, and weight control. This complete guide to the health benefits of nuts and seeds is the only single-source scientific reference to explore the specific factors that contribute to these potential health benefits, as well as discussing how to maximize those potential benefits. * Organized by seed-type with detailed information on the specific health benefits of each t
Modern dietary fat intakes in disease promotion by Ronald R Watson( Book )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The industrial and agricultural revolutions have dramatically changed our lifestyles including where we get foods and what we eat. Modern diets have moved away from a close association with historically beneficial foods and diets towards foods and diets with increased fats and contaminants and with much lower intakes of fruits and vegetables. Modern Dietary Fat Intakes in Disease Promotion focuses on the scientific evidence that defines such risks in modern diets with the consequences of increased illness, cancer and disease. There is also an emphasis on methods to reverse negative components of modern diets for health improvement. The volume is divided into five sections including the section on the behavioral aspects of eating; a second section on dietary fats; the third section examines the clinical relevance of fats and cardiovascular disease. The fourth section contains novel chapters on the potential for contaminants in fats and oils to increase risk of illnesses. The fifth section looks at dietary and pharmaceutical approaches to modify fat-induced disease and ill-health. Each section contains chapters that address treatment options as well as prevention strategies. Modern Dietary Fat Intake in Disease Promotion, edited by Fabien DeMeester, Sherma Zibadi, and Ronald Ross Watson, provides health professionals in many areas of research and practice with the most up-to-date, well-referenced, and easy-to-understand volume on the importance of identifying and treating as well as providing strategies to prevent the development of chronic, serious metabolic diseases
Flour and breads and their fortification in health and disease prevention by Victor R Preedy( Book )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bread and flour-based foods are an important part of the diet for millions of people worldwide. Their complex nature provides energy, protein, minerals and many other macro- and micronutrients. However, consideration must be taken of three major aspects related to flour and bread. The first is that not all cultures consume bread made from wheat flour. There are literally dozens of flour types, each with their distinctive heritage, cultural roles and nutritive contents. Secondly, not all flours are used to make leavened bread in the traditional (i.e., Western) loaf form. There are many different ways that flours are used in the production of staple foods. Thirdly, flour and breads provide a suitable means for fortification: either to add components that are removed in the milling and purification process or to add components that will increase palatability or promote health and reduce disease per se. Flour and Breads their Fortification in Health and Disease Prevention provides a single-volume reference to the healthful benefits of a variety of flours and flour products, and guides the reader in identifying options and opportunities for improving health through flour and fortified flour products. Examines those four and break related agents that affect metabolism and other health-related conditions. Explores the impact of compositional differences between flours, including differences based on country of origin and processing technique. Includes methods for analysis of flours and bread-related compounds in other foods
Methods in disease : investigating the gastrointestinal tract( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bioactive food as dietary interventions for diabetes by Ronald R Watson( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the role of bioactive foods in addressing pre-diabetes symptoms, their potential to complement other treatments for those suffering from diabetes and diabetic-related obesity and other health issues. Documents foods that can affect metabolic syndrome and ways the associated information could be used to understand other diseases that share common etiological pathways. Includes insights from experts from around the world, providing global perspectives and options based on various regional foods
Bioactive food as dietary interventions for cardiovascular disease by Ronald R Watson( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One major example of the synergy of bioactive foods and extracts is their role as an antioxidant and the related remediation of cardiovascular disease. There is compelling evidence to suggest that oxidative stress is implicated in the physiology of several major cardiovascular diseases including heart failure and increased free radical formation and reduced antioxidant defences. Studies indicate bioactive foods reduce the incidence of these conditions, suggestive of a potential cardioprotective role of antioxidant nutrients. Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Cardiovascular Disease investigates the role of foods, herbs and novel extracts in moderating the pathology leading to cardiovascular disease. It reviews existing literature, and presents new hypotheses and conclusions on the effects of different bioactive components of the diet
Polyphenols in human health and disease by Ronald R Watson( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Polyphenols are a unique group of phytochemicals that are present in all fruits, vegetables, and other plant products. They are classified according to their chemical structure, which contains multiple linked phenol groups and they have powerful antioxidant properties. There is a great variety of biological systems that can be positively modified by polyphenols in foods and dietary supplements. As the major focus on polyphenols is their biomodification of human physiology the functional mechanisms of action, positive or negative are critical. These can range from being antioxidants that concentrate in specific locations or cell types as protection to bioregulators of enzymes and DNA. Understanding the mechanisms of action, expecially protection from oxidative damage, is essential for researchers and physicians conducting clinical studies on the application of polyphenols to a wide variety of diseases and physiological dysfunctions."--
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Nutrition and AIDSComprehensive handbook of iodine nutritional, biochemical, pathological, and therapeutic aspectsNutrition and alcohol : linking nutrient interactions and dietary intakeVegetables, fruits, and herbs in health promotionBioactive foods in promoting healthComplementary and alternative therapies in the aging populationAlcohol and heart diseaseEggs and health promotion