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Natural Substances for Cancer Prevention

Jun-Ping Xu
February 21, 2018

Natural Substances for Cancer Prevention explores in detail how numerous investigations in chemical biology and molecular biology have established strong scientific evidence demonstrating how the properties of naturally occurring bioactive chemicals hamper all stages of cancers (from initiation to...

Food By-Product Based Functional Food Powders

Özlem Tokuşoğlu
February 19, 2018

The by-products of food processing operations may still contain many valuable substances. Nowadays, the potential utilization of these major components has been the focus of increasing attention. Food by-products or food industry shelf-stable coproducts in liquid, pomace, or powder forms can be...

Fruit and Cereal Bioactives: Sources, Chemistry, and Applications

Özlem Tokuşoğlu, Clifford A Hall III
February 19, 2018

Presenting up-to-date data in an easy-to-use format, this comprehensive overview of the chemistry of bioactive components of fruits and cereals addresses the role of these compounds in determining taste, flavor, and color, as well as recent claims of anticarcinogenic, antimutagenic, and antioxidant...

Phenolic Compounds in Food: Characterization and Analysis

Leo M.L. Nollet, Janet Alejandra Gutierrez-Uribe
February 13, 2018

Phenolic compounds, one of the most widely distributed groups of secondary metabolites in plants, have received a lot of attention in the last few years since the consumption of vegetables and beverages with a high level of such compounds may reduce risks of the development of several diseases....

Measuring Elemental Impurities in Pharmaceuticals: A Practical Guide

Robert Thomas
February 02, 2018

Recent regulations on heavy metal testing have required the pharmaceutical industry to monitor a suite of elemental impurities in pharmaceutical raw materials, drug products and dietary supplements. These new directives s are described in the new United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Chapters <232>...

Therapeutic and Nutritional Uses of Algae

Leonel Pereira
February 01, 2018

Algae have been used since ancient times as food, fodder, fertilizer and as source of medicine. Nowadays seaweeds represent an unlimited source of the raw materials used in pharmaceutical, food industries, medicine and cosmetics. They are nutritionally valuable as fresh or dried vegetables, or as...

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis: Pathophysiology, Therapeutic Intervention, and Complementary Medicine

Siba P. Raychaudhuri, Smriti Raychaudhuri, Debasis Bagchi
January 08, 2018

Psoriasis is a life-long chronic autoimmune disease characterized by thick scaly skin lesions and often associated with severe arthritis. In psoriasis, lesions skin cells, keratinocytes, grow too quickly, resulting in thick, white, silvery or red patches on skin. Normal skin cells grow gradually...

Anthocyanins in Health and Disease

Taylor C. Wallace, M. Monica Giusti
November 15, 2017

Anthocyanins, polyphenolic compounds abundant in certain foods, are responsible for the orange-red to blue-violet hues evident in many fruits, vegetables, cereal grains, and flowers. Interest in these pigments has intensified due to their potential health-promoting properties as dietary...

Ethnobotany of India, 5-Volume Set

T. Pullaiah, K. V. Krishnamurthy, Bir Bahadur
October 18, 2017

This new 5-volume set, Ethnobotany of India, provides an informative overview of human-plant interrelationships in India, focusing on the regional plants and their medicinal properties and uses. Each volume focuses on a different significant region of India, including Volume 1: Eastern Ghats and...

Ethnobotany of India, Volume 5: The Indo-Gangetic Region and Central India

T. Pullaiah, K. V. Krishnamurthy, Bir Bahadur
October 05, 2017

Ethnobotany of India, Volume 5: The Indo-Gangetic Region and Central India is the fifth of a five-volume set on the ethnobotany of India. Bringing together in one place information on the ethnobotany of the Indo-Gangetic Region and Central India, this volume presents the valuable details of the...

Nutrigenomics and Nutraceuticals: Clinical Relevance and Disease Prevention

Yashwant V. Pathak, Ali M. Ardekani
October 04, 2017

Genomics and related areas of research have contributed greatly to the understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying diet–disease relationships. In the past decade, the evidence has become stronger for a direct link between genome/epigenome damage and increased risk for adverse...

Phytopharmaceuticals for Brain Health

Shahnaz Subhan, Manashi Bagchi
September 21, 2017

Research studies demonstrate diet and proper nutrition in conjunction with cognitive, mental, social, and physical activities can significantly help in improving brain health with advancing age, and potentially reduce the risk of cognitive decline. These studies of phytopharmaceuticals and...