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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...

The Intersection of Food and Public Health: Current Policy Challenges and Solutions

A. Bryce Hoflund, John C. Jones, Michelle C. Pautz
September 25, 2017

Presently, ideas about food are in flux from a variety of sources. Examples of this evolution include recognizing the importance of food on health by public health and medical professionals; changing consumer desires around the production methods and components of their food; a greater focus on...

Evidence-Based Proactive Nutrition to Slow Cellular Aging

Robert Fried, Lynn Nezin
September 25, 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....

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....

Recent Vitamin Research (1984)

Briggs H Michael
August 31, 2017

The book opens with a survey by Dr. Motron Cowan of biotin-responsive metabolic disorders of children. A group of Japanese researchers then present their latest data on the complex interactions between vitamin D and parathyroid hormone (PTH) in bone calcification. Dr. Maxine Briggs reviews the...

Vitamins In Human Biology and Medicine (1981)

Michael H Briggs
August 31, 2017

It is the purpose of this book to try to offer a modern perspective on the importance of vitamins in human biology and medicine. There have been recent revivals of attempts to use vitamins as therapeutic agents by administering doses many times the recommended allowance. This use or 'megavitamin...

Food Allergy: Molecular and Clinical Practice

Andreas L. Lopata
August 17, 2017

Food allergy is an adverse immunological reaction to allergens present in food. Up to 4% adults and 8% children are affected by food allergy. The increase in allergic diseases to food has led to the need for better diagnostics and more effective therapeutic approaches. This book describes the...

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....

Telomeres, Diet and Human Disease: Advances and Therapeutic Opportunities

Amelia Marti, Guillermo Zalba
August 16, 2017

The maintenance of telomeres—repetitive sequences at the end of chromosome—is essential to health. Dysfunction in telomere maintenance pathways plays a role in aging, cancer, atherosclerosis and other diseases. This has led to telomere maintenance as a prime target for patient therapies. This book...

Eating Disorders in Special Populations: Medical, Nutritional, and Psychological Treatments

Jonna Fries, Veronica Sullivan
July 14, 2017

Eating disorders are among the most complex disorders to treat, typically requiring medical, nutritional, and psychotherapeutic interventions. High relapse rates and the sense of urgency to save lives and minimize or prevent lifelong problems present challenges for even the most seasoned treatment...

Clinical Nutrition For The Health Scientist

Daphne A. Roe
July 14, 2017

Nutrition manuals and textbooks are usually written to meet the needs of nutritionists or would-be nutritionists. This manual has been written to  meet the needs of health professionals who are not nutritionists, including physicians, nurses and pharmacists. The aim is to acquaint readers in...

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