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Chronic Inflammation: Molecular Pathophysiology, Nutritional and Therapeutic Interventions

1st Edition

Sashwati Roy, Debasis Bagchi, Siba P. Raychaudhuri
November 16, 2016

Although acute inflammation is a healthy physiological response indicative of wound healing, chronic inflammation has been directly implicated in a wide range of degenerative human health disorders encompassing almost all present day non-communicable diseases including autoimmune diseases, obesity,...

Recent Advances in Endocrinology and Diabetes: 1

1st Edition

Amir Sam, Saira Hameed
October 31, 2016


Childhood Obesity: Causes, Consequences, and Intervention Approaches

1st Edition

Michael I. Goran
October 26, 2016

Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and continues to increase in prevalence in almost all countries in which it has been studied, including developed and developing countries around the globe. The causes of obesity are complex and multi-factorial. Childhood...

Obesity: Prevention and Treatment

1st Edition

James M. Rippe, Theodore J. Angelopoulos
October 14, 2016

The prevalence of obesity in the United States and the rest of the industrialized world has skyrocketed in the past 20 years. Linked to heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and metabolic syndrome, it is also the leading cause of osteoarthritis and the second leading cause of cancer. With...

Endocrinology in Clinical Practice

2nd Edition

Philip E. Harris, Pierre-Marc G. Bouloux
September 06, 2016

Endocrinology is a complex specialty that spans a wide range of diseases, disorders, and conditions. The field is now moving toward an increasingly personalized approach to patient management, with a greater focus on mechanisms of disease and biomarkers. Written by internationally renowned...

The Glycemic Index: Applications in Practice

1st Edition

Elena Philippou
August 25, 2016

In 1981, David Jenkins, Thomas Wolever, and colleagues introduced the concept of the glycemic index (GI) to differentiate carbohydrates based on the rate of blood glucose rise following their consumption. Although GI was first used in diet therapy for diabetes, research evidence has accumulated...

Obesity: Evaluation and Treatment Essentials, Second Edition

2nd Edition

G. Michael Steelman, Eric C. Westman
April 05, 2016

Obesity is considered a complex and multifactorial disease. Its treatment, therefore, must also be multimodal and tailored to meet the needs of each patient. Obesity: Evaluation and Treatment Essentials presents a wide spectrum of practical treatment protocols for obesity including exercise,...

Nutritional Intervention in Metabolic Syndrome

1st Edition

Isaias Dichi, Andrea Name Colado Simao
September 25, 2015

The prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) is rising in developing countries and developed countries at such high rates that it is now considered a worldwide public health problem of pandemic proportions. Yet its spread can usually be mitigated by diet and lifestyle behavior. Nutritional...

Cyclic Nucleotide Signaling

1st Edition

Xiaodong Cheng
May 12, 2015

Showcasing the recent progresses of the field, Cyclic Nucleotide Signaling covers the major tools and methodologies used in various areas of research. The majority of the chapters are protocol oriented, with the goal of providing clear directions for laboratory use. Students and investigators new...

Diabetes: A Comprehensive Treatise for Patients and Care Givers

1st Edition

Shamim I. Ahmad
March 17, 2015

Diabetes: A Comprehensive Treatise for Patients and Care Givers is written with the intention of keeping readers abreast of the latest advancements, understanding, emerging trends, and technology in the field of diabetes. Several tables help to facilitate understanding of the concepts presented....

Lipid Oxidation in Health and Disease

1st Edition

Corinne M. Spickett, Henry Jay Forman
March 03, 2015

Oxidative modification of lipids and phospholipids—including radical damage, halogenation, and nitration—result in significant changes to the chemical properties of the molecules, which in turn have a major effect on their biochemical functions. Lipid oxidation has long been regarded as a...

Dietary Sugars and Health

1st Edition

Michael I. Goran, Luc Tappy, Kim-Anne Lê
December 10, 2014

Sugar consumption is suspected to play an important role in the pathogenesis of diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, fatty liver disease, and some forms of cancers. Dietary sugars—fructose in particular—also have a potential role in obesity and metabolic diseases. Dietary Sugars and Health presents...