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Clinical nutrition in gastrointestinal disease
  1. Julian R F Walters

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Edited by Alan L Buchman. SLACK Incorporated: New Jersey, 2006, $134.95 (hardback), pp 674. ISBN 1-55642-697-6

The involvement of the gastrointestinal system in ensuring adequate nutrition is fundamental, yet there have been remarkably few books aimed at providing education in clinical nutrition to gastroenterologists. Dr Buchman deserves congratulation for his vision in putting together this book, which provides a thorough reference in how gastrointestinal disease affects nutritional status, how nutritional status affects disease processes, and how the most appropriate nutritional interventions can lead to improved outcomes.

There are 53 well-chosen chapters, written by contributors who are …

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