Nutrition in Clinical Practice

Nutrition in Clinical Practice

Designed for busy clinicians wishing to fit nutrition into their routine patient encounters, this book translates the robust evidence base underlying nutrition in health and disease into actionable clinical guidance on a plethora of nutrition topics.  Authoritative, thoroughly referenced, and fully updated, the revised 4th edition covers the full scope of nutrition applications in clinical practice, spanning health promotion, risk factor modification, prevention, chronic disease management, and weight control. Also, includes code for an eBook edition.

  • Features short, easily digestible chapters with updated references. 
  • Includes updates throughout, as well as an expanded section on Contemporary Topics. 
  • Covers key topics such as the ketogenic diet, intermittent fasting, ultra-processed food, and strength of evidence assessment in nutrition. 
  • Provides data from recent nutritional studies, helpful nutrition data tables, clinically relevant formulas, and patient-specific meal planners. 
  • Addresses topics such as pregnancy and lactation, pediatric nutrition, athletic performance, health effects of specific foods, plant-based diets, and many more. 
  • Expert contributions from authors with diverse expertise and practical experience in medical education, clinical practice, and preventive medicine. 


No magic bullets, no pseudo-science, just real, evidence-based guidance from leading MDs and nutrition experts around the world. – Amazon, Joseph C. 3/9/22

Dr. David L. Katz MD MPH FACPM FACP, Rachel S.C. Friedman MD MHS, Sean C. Lucan MD MPH MS, Kofi D. Essel, MD, Shivam Joshi, MD, Joshua Levitt, MD, and Ming-Chin Yeh, MD.
Course Expiration Date: Apr-14-2026
Course Performance Indicators: 6.1.2, 8.1.1., 8.3.1, 10.1.1, 10.3.2, 10.4.4
Product Name

Book Only (2570)

Regular price $92.00 $92.00

26.75 CE Online Test Only (2571W)

Regular price $143.00

26.75 CE Book & Online Test (2572W)

Regular price $230.00

Book Details

Author Dr. David L. Katz MD MPH FACPM FACP, Rachel S.C. Friedman MD MHS, Sean C. Lucan MD MPH MS, Kofi D. Essel, MD, Shivam Joshi, MD, Joshua Levitt, MD, and Ming-Chin Yeh, MD.
Year Published 2022
Edition 4th Edition
Publisher Wolters Kluwer (Lippincott)
ISBN 978-1975161491
Format Paperback
Page Count 770
CDR Activity Numbers
  • 26.75 CE Online Test Only: 175872
  • 26.75 CE Book & Online Test: 175872

Course Objectives

Level 2 & 3 

CPE Type: 740 Online/Web-based 

Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:

1. Discuss four ways the “native” human diet has changed to the current diet we eat today.

2. Explain two ways BMI is used in weight therapy or to classify weight risk.

3. Identify four diagnostic criteria for metabolic syndrome.

4. Describe two conclusions from the Diabetes Intervention Program.

5. Discuss one health benefit of the following: omega-3, alpha-lipoic acid, garlic, and coenzyme Q10.

6. Identify at least two nutrients that benefit immune function.

7. Explain how the risk for colon cancer is affected by eating more fiber.

8. Describe two ways to improve bone health with nutrition and lifestyle choices.

9. Identify the herb that appears to be protective of the liver.

10. Discuss two benefits of the ketogenic diet in people who have seizures.

11. Identify two nutrient supplements used with burn patients.

12. Discuss which two nutrients in breastmilk vary according to the mother’s food intake.

13. Compare and contrast the following parenting styles: authoritative and authoritarian.

14. Identify how much caloric intake must be reduced to maintain the same weight when a person ages from 25 to 75 years old.

15. Identify the health issues associated with a deficiency of the following: lutein, vitamin A, and iron.

16. Describe the effect of chocolate on blood pressure.

17. Explain why folate may be beneficial to people who drink alcohol.

18. Identify the maximum temperature allowed for heating food on the raw food diet.

19. Discuss two reasons only 3% of physicians say they would succeed in weight management counseling of their patients.

20. Identify the Medicare weight loss criteria used to qualify physicians for more patient office visits after 6 months in the Intensive Behavior Therapy program.

Recommended For...

Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
Dietetics Technician Registered (DTR/NDTR)
Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (CDCES)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional

Why We Chose This Book

Last edition was very popular. Each year we get requests from dietitians who want the latest clinical research or who have been out of the workforce for multiple years and want a refresher clinical course. This book is comprehensive and looks at nutrition therapy from the physician’s point of view—it can help us work together better for the benefit of our patients.

About the Author

Dr. David Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP is Director, Prevention Research Center, Yale University School of Public Health; Director of the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital; and President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Edited along with Drs. Kofi D. Essel, Rachel S.C. Friedman, Shivam Joshi, Joshua Levitt, and Ming-Chin Yeh, Nutrition in Clinical Practice is a must-have resource for practicing clinicians who want to provide well-informed, compassionate, and effective nutritional counseling to patients.