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Phytochemicals : health promotion and therapeutic potential /
editors, Colleen Carkeet ... [et al.].
imprint
Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis/CRC Press, c2013.
description
xx, 250 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1466551623 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9781466551626 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis/CRC Press, c2013.
isbn
1466551623 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781466551626 (hardcover : alk. paper)
abstract
"An examination of foods, botanicals, and phytochemicals as they relate to the prevention of age-related chronic diseases, this book discusses herbs and spices in cancer prevention; wine, phenolics, and cancer; anthocyanins in cardiovascular health; anti-inflammatories; skin photoprotection; beny phytochemicals; green tea catechins; and cognitive function in the elderly. The book begins with an overview of phytonutrients in human health and disease, and covers chronic disease prevention, bone and joint health, skin health, obesity and metabolism, and brain health. The final chapter describes an analytical technique 'proving very powerful in phytonutrient research in humans"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
8758222
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Main Description
An examination of foods, botanicals, and phytochemicals as they relate to the prevention of age-related chronic diseases, this book discusses herbs and spices in cancer prevention; wine, phenolics, and cancer; anthocyanins in cardiovascular health; anti-inflammatories; skin photoprotection; beny phytochemicals; green tea catechins; and cognitive function in the elderly. The book begins with an overview of phytonutrients in human health and disease, and covers chronic disease prevention, bone and joint health, skin health, obesity and metabolism, and brain health. The final chapter describes an analytical technique 'proving very powerful in phytonutrient research in humans.
Library of Congress Summary
"An examination of foods, botanicals, and phytochemicals as they relate to the prevention of age-related chronic diseases, this book discusses herbs and spices in cancer prevention; wine, phenolics, and cancer; anthocyanins in cardiovascular health; anti-inflammatories; skin photoprotection; beny phytochemicals; green tea catechins; and cognitive function in the elderly. The book begins with an overview of phytonutrients in human health and disease, and covers chronic disease prevention, bone and joint health, skin health, obesity and metabolism, and brain health. The final chapter describes an analytical technique 'proving very powerful in phytonutrient research in humans"--Provided by publisher.
Main Description
An examination of foods, botanicals, and phytochemicals as they relate to the prevention of age-related chronic diseases, this book discusses herbs and spices in cancer prevention; wine, phenolics, and cancer; anthocyanins in cardiovascular health; anti-inflammatories; skin photoprotection; beny phytochemicals; green tea catechins; and cognitive function in the elderly. The book begins with an overview of phytonutrients in human health and disease, covers chronic disease prevention, bone and joint health, skin health, obesity and metabolism, and brain health. The final chapter describes an analytical technique 'proving very powerful in phytonutrient research in humans.
Bowker Data Service Summary
An examination of foods, botanicals, and phytochemicals as they relate to the prevention of age-related chronic diseases, this book discusses herbs and spices in cancer prevention; wine, phenolics, and cancer; anthocyanins in cardiovascular health; anti-inflammatories; skin photoprotection; beny phytochemicals; and more.
Main Description
Increasing knowledge of the various protective effects of phytochemicals has sparked interest in further understanding their role in human health. Phytochemicals: Health Promotion and Therapeutic Potentialis the seventh in a series representing the emerging science with respect to plant-based chemicals. Drawn from the proceedings at the Seventh International Phytochemical Conference, Phytochemicals: Health Promotion and Therapeutic Potential, the book contains chapters written by conference presenters along with those of additional invited authors whose research focuses on the biological activities and clinical outcomes associated with phytochemical consumption. The book begins with a discussion of major research that has contributed to the widespread interest in phytochemicals and health promotion. This is followed by an exploration of the beneficial effects of polyphenols in healthy aging and against a host of illnesses and disorders, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, inflammation, and ulcers. The contributors also examine various aspects of phytochemicals related to bone and brain health, obesity, and metabolic disease. The book concludes by presenting methodologies for assessing the bioavailability of carotenoids and offers additional insight into Momordica cochichinensis Spreng, a fruit not commonly known in the Western world and a rich source of lycopene and beta-carotene. While promising advancements have been made in this field, opportunities for progress still exist concerning bioavailability, efficacy, genomics, and synergistic mechanisms. This book is destined to stimulate increased interest in research regarding these compounds, their biological activities, and the application of these findings to therapeutic alternatives.
Table of Contents
Fruit, Vegetables, and Phytochemicals in Human Health and Disease
Wine and Cancer
Anthocyanins and Heart Disease
Multidisciplinary Studies of Anti-Inflammatory Botanicals: Ginger and Turmeric
Novel Approach for Screening Natural Plant Ingredients for Development of Nutraceutical Bone Health Supplements
Comprehensive Strategies for Evaluating the Adaptogenic Properties of Phytochemicals
Prevention of Obesity, Diabetes, and Cancer with Lifestyle Intervention Strategies
Alterations in the Adiposity and Dyslipidemia of Obesity by Berries and Berry Phytochemicals
Literature Review on the Ergogenic Effects of Quercetin
Berry Fruit and Nuts: Their Role in Reducing Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in the Aging Brain
Brahmi: Traditional Botanical Medicine for Cognitive Decline
Bioavailability of Dietary Carotenoids in Humans: A Review of Results from Studies with Momordica cochinchinensis Spreng (Redmelonâäó) and of 14C-Tracer Studies Using Accelerator Mass Spectrometry
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