Nutraceuticals in Health and Disease Prevention

Nutraceuticals in Health and Disease Prevention

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Summary

Promoting scientific support for the plethora of health benefits related to nutrition and medicine, Nutraceuticals in Health and Disease Prevention delivers a comprehensive and scientifically sound overview of the latest research findings in disease prevention, therapy, and enhanced body function in the revolutionary field of nutraceutical technology-with highlights from the Nutraceutical Conference held in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

Includes perspectives and reviews from recognized experts on nutraceuticals of scientific and public interest!

Recognizing the need to control the balance between environmental stressors and human health, Nutraceuticals in Health and Disease Prevention

  • presents developing areas of nutraceutical research with studies of effective examples
  • examines pathology treatments, including effects of S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) on inflammatory disease and polyphenols on cardiovascular disease
  • investigates the role and benefits of vitamin E in aging and the antioxidant network
  • discusses the potency, multiple uses, and metabolic aspects of lipoic (thioctic) acid
  • reviews the second generation of carotenoid research and the disease prevention properties of lycopene and lutein
  • considers how polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) contribute to a healthy diet, from clinical and molecular perspectives
  • profiles the efficacy, safety, and use of creatine as an anabolic nutraceutical by athletes
  • analyzes identification methods for optimum delivery of nutrients, illustrated by the example of methyltetrahydrofolate
  • and much more!
    Containing over 1100 valuable literature references, drawings, and tables, Nutraceuticals in Health and Disease Prevention functions as an indispensable reference in the libraries of nutritionists and dietitians, pharmacists, molecular and cell biologists and biochemists, oncologists, endocrinologists, dermatologists, physiologists, epidemiologists, neurochemists, pediatricians, and upper-level undergraduate, graduate, and medical school students in these disciplines.
  • Table of Contents

    Nutraceuticals: The Link Between Nutrition and Medicine
    Hans K. Biesalski
    The Role of Vitamin E in the Emerging Field of Nutraceuticals
    Lester Packer and Stefan U. Weber
    S-Adenosylmethionine (SAMe): Preclinical and Clinical Studies in Depression
    Teodoro Bottiglieri
    S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine: The Healthy Joint Product
    Giorgio Stramentinoli
    Methyltetrahydrofolate: The Superior Alternative to Folic Acid
    John Scott
    Lycopene and Lutein: The Next Steps to the Mixed Carotenoids
    Robert M. Russell
    n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids from Fish: Effects on Coronary Artery Disease
    Erik Berg Schmidt and Jorn Dyerberg
    Lipoic Acid: A Multifunctional Nutraceutical
    Aalt Bast and Guido R. M. M. Haenen
    R-alpha-Lipoic Acid
    Klaus Krämer and Lester Packer
    Creatine: Physiology and Exercise Performance
    Klaus Krämer, Michael Weiss, and Heinz Liesen
    Plant Phenols and Cardiovascular Disease: Antioxidants and Modulators of Cell Response
    Fabio Virgili, Cristina Scaccini, Peter-Paul Hoppe, Klaus Krämer, and Lester Packer
    L(-)-Carnitine and Its Precursor gButyrobetaine
    Hermann Seim, Knut Eichler, and Hans-Peter Kleber
    Conjugated Linoleic Acid
    Werner G. Siems, Tilman Grune, Oliver Hasselwander, and Klaus Krämer
    Contributions of Different Types of Evidence
    Charles Hennekens
    The Brave New World of Foods That Make Health-Related Claims
    Stephen H. McNamara

    Editorial Reviews

    "
    …provides useful information on a new approach to a healthy life….will be of interest to health practitioners and researchers….
    …will certainly be a valuable addition to the libraries and other institutions interested in nutrition and disease.
    "-Indian Journal of Toxicology

    "…a worthwhile purchase.
    "-Australian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics

    "…a comprehensive overview of current research in the field of nutraceuticals and health.
    "-International Food Information Service