A. Catharine Ross edits new book 'Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease'

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A new textbook, titled "Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 11th Edition," was published this month by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. A. Catharine Ross, professor of nutritional sciences and Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair, is the senior editor.

"The book is a complete authoritative reference on nutrition and its role in contemporary medicine, dietetics, nursing, public health and public policy," said Ross. "Distinguished international experts provide in-depth information on historical landmarks in nutrition, specific dietary components, nutrition in integrated biologic systems, nutritional assessment through the life cycle, nutrition in various clinical disorders, and public health and policy issues."

The book also covers nutrition's role in disease prevention, international nutrition issues, public health concerns, the role of obesity in a variety of chronic illnesses, genetics as it applies to nutrition and areas of major scientific progress relating nutrition to disease.

Ross's own research focuses on vitamin A/retinoid metabolism, hepatic retinoid function and gene expression, vitamin A in infection and immunity, and vitamin A and lung development in the neonatal period. She earned a doctorate degree at Cornell University in 1976 and joined the faculty at Penn State in 1994.

More information about the book is on the Web at: http://www.coursesmart.com/modern-nutrition-in-health-and-disease-11th/a-catharine-ross/dp/9781605474618.

Last Updated April 03, 2013