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In print for more than 50 years, KRAUSE'S FOOD & NUTRITION THERAPY has been recognized internationally as the most authoritative text on nutrition. This new edition continues its tradition of providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date content available today. New chapters on medical nutrition therapy for psychiatric disease and developmental disorders spotlight the advances made in these areas. Extensive appendices, tables, illustrations, figures, and clinical insight boxes give practical hands-on procedures and clinical tools with the most current information, including brand-new guidelines on food intake and physical activity, and highlight the inclusion of the new food guide pyramid, MyPyramid, to use in everyday practice. Edited by two leading experts in nutrition, L. Kathleen Mahan and Sylvia Escott-Stump, and written by nationally recognized contributors to ensure that all information is comprehensive and current. Hundreds of full-color illustrations bring nutrition therapy to life and provide a realistic representation of clinical practice. UNIQUE! Pathophysiology algorithms present the cause, pathophysiology, and the medical nutrition management for a variety of disorders and conditions, helping you better understand the illness process and provide optimum nutritional care. Clinical Insight, New Directions, and Focus On... boxes provide additional information and suggest further discussion, study, or research. Clinical Scenarios offer case studies that help you apply what you've learned to real-world situations. Relevant websites direct you to online resources for further information on specific chapter topics. Key Terms are defined at the beginning of each chapter and highlighted within the text to help you focus your study and test your mastery of the information. Evolve Student Resource contains WebLinks and more than 1,000 self-assessment study questions that provide instant feedback. "Medical Nutrition Therapy for Psychiatric Conditions" chapter explores recent research into the links between nutrition and mental disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, dementia, depression, and schizophrenia. "Medical Nutrition Therapy for Developmental Disabilities" chapter looks at the unique nutritional needs of individuals with ADHD, Downs syndrome, cerebral palsy, and muscular dystrophy and the role medical nutrition therapy plays in providing effective care. Information on energy, macronutrients, vitamins, and minerals is now summarized in easy-to-read, "need-to-know" tables and bulleted lists, providing a quick review of basic nutrition. Updated information on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005 and MyPyramid presents information on the newest recommendations for nutrients and physical activity throughout the text, while integrating the customizable MyPyramid into plans of care. Sample "Nutrition Diagnosis" boxes in each chapter present a problem, its etiology, and its signs and symptoms before concluding with a sample nutrition diagnosis, providing you with real-life scenarios you may encounter in practice. Nutritional Facts in the appendices put the content of the chapter into a practical and convenient format that students and dietetics professionals can use in their education of the client on necessary nutritional care. Updated content is provided on the new Dietary Reference Intakes, the 2000 Dietary Guidelines and Healthy People 2010. New information is included on type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. The newest guidelines released by the National Institute of Health to assist with implementing the DASH diet for effective management of hypertension. The latest information is presented on dietary supplementation and integrative care, with cutting-edge evidence of how the nursing care process is changing to provide better care.