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Nutrition and Epigenetics

Nutrition and Epigenetics

Emily Ho, Frederick Domann

October 16, 2014

Nutrition and Epigenetics presents new information on the action of diet and nutritional determinants in regulating the epigenetic control of gene expression in health and disease. Each chapter gives a unique perspective on a different nutritional or dietary component or group of components, and...

Neurodegenerative Disease and Micronutrients: Prevention and Treatment

Neurodegenerative Disease and Micronutrients: Prevention and Treatment

Kedar N. Prasad

October 13, 2014

The book proposes that a preparation of antioxidants and micronutrients, in combination with standard therapy, may reduce progression and improve management better than standard therapy alone for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s disease, as well as PTSD, traumatic brain injury,...

Clinical Aspects of Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals

Clinical Aspects of Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals

Dilip Ghosh, Debasis Bagchi, Tetsuya Konishi

August 29, 2014

In the last three decades, revolutionary achievements have taken place in nutraceutical and functional food research including the introduction of a number of cutting-edge dietary supplements supported by human clinical trials and strong patents. Novel manufacturing technologies including unique...

Nutrition-Infection Interactions and Impacts on Human Health

Nutrition-Infection Interactions and Impacts on Human Health

Mohan Pammi, Jesus G. Vallejo, Steven A. Abrams

August 26, 2014

Nutrition and infection are often at a crossroads, interacting with each other and influencing human health. Infection is a major health problem and nutritional deficiency plays a significant role in increasing the risk of infection. Nutrition–Infection Interactions and Impacts on Human Health...

Nutrition and Bariatric Surgery

Nutrition and Bariatric Surgery

Robert F. Kushner, Christopher D. Still

August 21, 2014

Bariatric surgery has led to improved health outcomes including significant weight loss and reduction in co-morbidities among patients with obesity. Clinical practice guidelines recommend that patients considering bariatric surgery undergo a comprehensive nutritional assessment. Nutrition and...

Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism: The Rhythm of Life

Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism: The Rhythm of Life

William Olds

August 04, 2014

Providing a nuanced study of the connections between sleep, circadian rhythms, and metabolis, this informative book examines how circadian actions affect the liver and adipose tissue, the brain, and metabolism. This important book introduces the reader to circadian rhythms in the body and the...

Carnitine Metabolism and Human Nutrition

Carnitine Metabolism and Human Nutrition

Benjamin Toby Wall, Craig Porter

June 26, 2014

Interest in carnitine and its potential health benefits has surged over the last decade. Carnitine serves a number of biological roles, such as stimulating the oxidation of fat and preventing the accumulation of lactic acid. It is also used as a supplement for weight loss and performance...

Polysaccharides: Natural Fibers in Food and Nutrition

Polysaccharides: Natural Fibers in Food and Nutrition

Noureddine Benkeblia

June 25, 2014

This book reviews the evidence supporting the influence of plant fibers on our daily life by either having impacts on our nutrition or improving processed foods for human and animal feeding. By bringing new information and updating existing scientific data, this book will also be a consistent...

Safe and Effective Exercise for Overweight Youth

Safe and Effective Exercise for Overweight Youth

Melinda S. Sothern

June 06, 2014

Based on decades of scientific research and clinical experience, Safe and Effective Exercise for Overweight Youth provides a scientifically supported and clinically relevant source of information that clinical health care providers, educators, public health, and fitness professionals may use to...

The Mediterranean Way of Eating: Evidence for Chronic Disease Prevention and Weight Management

The Mediterranean Way of Eating: Evidence for Chronic Disease Prevention and Weight Management

John J.B. Anderson, Marilyn C. Sparling

June 06, 2014

Scientific evidence accumulated over decades validates the idea that a plant-based dietary pattern, such as the traditional Mediterranean way of eating, promotes health and plays an important role in risk reduction and prevention of several chronic diseases. One of the great advantages of the...

The Physiological Basis of Metabolic Bone Disease

The Physiological Basis of Metabolic Bone Disease

Borje Edgar Christopher Nordin, Howard Arthur Morris, Paul Anderson

May 19, 2014

Research into metabolic bone disease has made remarkable progress over the last 20 years, with the identification of numerous new molecules and pathways regulating bone cells as well as their plasma milieu. Their activities are largely regulated by the physiological status of the body incorporating...

Perinatal Growth and Nutrition

Perinatal Growth and Nutrition

Ian J. Griffin

May 13, 2014

Preterm infants grow poorly after birth and very commonly develop ex utero growth restriction (EUGR). However, the risks and benefits of catch-up growth in preterm infants must be weighed, and evidence addressing this warrants examination. Perinatal Growth and Nutrition explores the reasons for...