Renowned nutrition experts tackle nation's obesity problem in new book on primary care nutrition

Hoboken, New JerseyApril 19,2007 -- Two of the countrys most respected nutrition experts, Drs. Lisa Hark and Darwin Deen, have responded to the problem of inadequate nutrition training among primary care physicians by developing a comprehensive guide that educates doctors about the important role that nutrition plays in the promotion of their patients health.

The Complete Guide to Nutrition in Primary Care provides accurate, scientifically-sound, practical information to help primary care physicians work with their patients to reduce the high incidence of nutrition-related diseases in this country. The book comes at a time when obesity rates in the U.S. have hit more than 60 million, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Bank is estimating that 12 percent of the U.S. healthcare budget is spent on obesity treatment.

The book offers practical guidance on nutrition counseling in the office setting, nutritional recommendations throughout the life-cycle, using medical nutritional therapy to treat common medical problems, answering questions about supplements, and the influence of culture on lifestyle behaviors.

"Although the problem has gained considerable attention in the last few years, the obesity epidemic continues to rage," said David McQueen, Associate Director for Global Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "One of the best ways to confront the epidemic is to use the primary care setting as an opportunity to change a patients diet and lifestyle. The Complete Guide to Nutrition in Primary Care is a must-have for primary care doctors and all health professionals who want to clearly understand all the important issues in nutrition related to their patients health."

This book will appeal to a broad audience of health professionals, including physicians, registered dietitians, nurses, physician assistants, and chiropractors who are looking for up-to-date and comp

Contact: Virginia Foley
Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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