Nutraceuticals in Health and Disease Prevention

Klaus Kramer, Peter-Paul Hoppe, Lester Packer

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May 15, 2001 by CRC Press
Professional - 318 Pages
ISBN 9780824704926 - CAT# DK1745

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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.