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
S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine: The Healthy Joint Product
Methyltetrahydrofolate: The Superior Alternative to Folic Acid
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
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
The Brave New World of Foods That Make Health-Related Claims
Stephen H. McNamara
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