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Nutrition, Immunity, and Infection

Philip C. Calder, Anil D. Kulkarni
October 05, 2017

This book focuses on the influence of diet on the immune system and how altering one’s diet helps prevent and treat infections and chronic diseases. It reviews basic immunology and discusses changes in immune function throughout the lifecycle....

Nutrigenomics and Nutraceuticals: Clinical Relevance and Disease Prevention

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

The evidence is becoming stronger for a direct link between increased genome/epigenome damage and increased risk for adverse health outcomes. It is clear micronutrients are critical as cofactors for many cellular functions such as DNA repair enzymes or DNA oxidation. The field of Nutrigenomics has...

Dietary Fiber and Health

Susan Cho, Nelson Almeida
September 30, 2017

Adequate fiber in the diet is essential for maintaining gastrointestinal and cardiovascular health and for weight management and glycemic control. But a majority of people in developed countries fall short of their recommended daily intake. Designed for product developers, nutritionists, dietitians...

Fruit and Cereal Bioactives: Sources, Chemistry, and Applications

Özlem Tokuşoğlu, Clifford A Hall III
September 30, 2017

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...

Phytopharmaceuticals for Brain Health

Shahnaz Subhan, Manashi Bagchi
September 21, 2017

The complexity of the pathophysiology of cognitive dysfunction has led to the use of therapeutic strategies to combat the disease. Proper diet, cognitive activity, and regular physical exercise can significantly help in improving brain health with advancing age and potentially reduce the risk of...

Dietary Phosphorus: Health, Nutrition, and Regulatory Aspects

Jaime Uribarri, Mona S Calvo
September 20, 2017

Phosphorus is an essential element occurring in most foods. In typical Western diets, it is not harmful but does adversely affect tissues in the body when given in excess or paucity. This book provides a comprehensive review of various aspects of phosphorus in relation to human nutrition....

Evidence-Based Proactive Nutrition to Slow Cellular Aging

Robert Fried, Lynn Nezin
September 12, 2017

Research studies involving antioxidants, free radicals, and human health are increasingly important global concerns. Free radicals and oxidative stress are responsible for various diseases including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, and pulmonary dysfunctions....

Advances in the Assessment of Dietary Intake

Dale A. Schoeller, M. Westerterp
August 16, 2017

Considerable evidence proves that self-reported dietary intake using written diaries or recalls are subject to bias resulting in poor accuracy. While dietary intake data are needed to drive many nutritional policies, the obesity epidemic has increased the need to assess diet with absolute accuracy....

Health Benefits of Fermented Foods and Beverages

Jyoti Prakash Tamang
July 01, 2017

Health Benefits of Fermented Foods and Beverages discusses the functionality and myriad health benefits of fermented foods and beverages of the world. It examines health-promoting and therapeutic properties, covering the molecular process of fermentation and the resulting benefit to nutritional...

Marine Nutraceuticals: Prospects and Perspectives

Se-Kwon Kim
June 30, 2017

There is a great deal of consumer interest in natural bioactive substances due to their health benefits. Offering the potential to provide valuable nutraceuticals and functional food ingredients, marine-derived compounds are an abundant source of nutritionally and pharmacologically active agents,...

Fetal and Early Postnatal Programming and its Influence on Adult Health

Mulchand S. Patel, Jens H. Nielsen
June 16, 2017

There is a documented link between fetal nutrition and the development of disease risk in adult life. Including the early postnatal period, during which a newborn continues to grow rapidly influenced by environmental factors, suggests that individuals are subject to risks for more than just the...

Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Health in Early Life, Second Edition

Jana Parizkova
June 14, 2017

During the past decade since the first edition of this practical work was published, global prevalence of obesity has increased by epic proportions, and physical fitness levels have continued to decline. Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Health in Early Life, Second Edition analyzes cutting-edge...

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