Metabolic Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

American Heart Association Clinical Series

Book 21
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The relationship of metabolic diseases to cardiovascular disease(CVD) is reaching epidemic proportions. This relates mostly to theincreasing prevalence of obesity, the metabolic syndrome and type 2diabetes.

This book outlines and addresses the metabolic factors andrelated diseases that contribute to CVD, including briefintroductions to metabolic pathways including lipid and lipoproteinmetabolism, macronutrient fuel partitioning, insulin action andbody weight regulation. Mechanisms that relate to becoming obese,maintenance of the obese state, the dyslipidemias, and glucoseintolerance/diabetes are also addressed, and the importance ofinterventions that reduce metabolic risk factors and CVD arecovered.

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Robert H. Eckel, M.D. received both his Bachelor of Sciencesin Bacteriology and Medical Doctorate from the University ofCincinnati. He did his Housestaff training in Internal Medicine atthe University of Wisconsin Hospitals and from there traveled toSeattle for a senior fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism.Dr. Eckel was then appointed as Assistant Professor of Medicine atthe University of Colorado School of Medicine where he is nowProfessor of Medicine and holds the Charles A. Boettcher EndowedChair in Atherosclerosis. In addition, Dr. Eckel holds a jointappointment in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics andadjunct appointments in the School of Pharmacy, the Department ofIntegrative Physiology at the University of Colorado at Boulder,and in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition atColorado State University. Dr. Eckel currently directs the campuswide Program in Preventive Cardiology at the University of Coloradoat Denver and Health Sciences Center.
Shortly after his arrival in Denver, Dr. Eckel was appointedAssociate Program Director of the Adult General Clinical ResearchCenter (GCRC) at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center(UCHSC). In 1993 he assumed the role of Program Director, aposition he continues to hold. Dr. Eckel’s translationalresearch in lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, insulin action,energy balance and body weight regulation has led to a number ofawards, and his presidency of the Western Society for ClinicalInvestigation, the North American Association for the Study ofObesity, the Association for Patient Oriented Research, and theAmerican Heart Association.
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John Wiley & Sons
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Jul 5, 2011
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Extraordinary advances in the understanding of the links betweennutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular disease have prompted asystematic reappraisal of knowledge in the field. As a result, itis now imperative that clinicians who care for patients with CVD orits key risk factors have a solid understanding of the oftencomplex interrelationships between cardiovascular health andchronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity.

Written by a team of international thought leaders incardiology, endocrinology, diabetology and nutritional science,this important new book:

Examines and updates the role of obesity, hyperlipidemia,diabetes, hypertension, thrombosis, and aging in atherogenesisDescribes in detail the scientific and clinical evidence of theetiopathogenesis of ischemic heart disease as well as of peripheraland cerebrovascular diseaseFocuses on the 6 topics that will be of greatest interest toreaders: 1) general nutrition, 2) metabolic syndrome and diabetes,3) hyperlipidemia and atherosclerosis, 4) hypertension andcerebrovascular disease, 5) hemostasis and thrombosis, 6)aging

Throughout the book, in clear and accessible text, contributorsilluminate the close relationship between dietary habits, themetabolic processes of nutrients, and their impact on thecardiovascular system, always with an eye on how the physician canuse this information to implement better cardiovascular preventionand improve  patient care. Nutritional and Metabolic Basesof Cardiovascular Disease is ideal for those who need to updatetheir knowledge of the links between nutrition, metabolism and CVD,from trainees, clinicians and clinical investigators incardiovascular medicine to endocrinologists, diabetologists, andnutritionists.

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