Nutrition

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Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Health

1st Edition

Nathalie Bergeron, Patty W. Siri-Tarino, George A. Bray, Ronald M. Krauss
November 08, 2017

Nutrition plays a key role in prevention of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death worldwide. Diet influences a broad spectrum of cardiometabolic risk factors, notably a cluster including excess adiposity, dyslipidemia, impaired glucose metabolism and high blood pressure. In the face of...

Dietary AGEs and Their Role in Health and Disease

1st Edition

Jaime Uribarri
October 27, 2017

Of the many dietary factors associated with inflammation and oxidative stress, a specific group are food-derived pro-inflammatory and pro-oxidant compounds, so-called advanced glycation end products (AGEs). While AGEs have been recognized as factors in the pathogenesis of diabetic complications,...

Dietary Fiber and Health

1st Edition

Susan Cho, Nelson Almeida
October 23, 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...

The Physiological Basis of Metabolic Bone Disease

1st Edition

Borje Edgar Christopher Nordin, Howard Arthur Morris, Paul Anderson
October 23, 2017

Research into metabolic bone disease has made remarkable progress over the last 20 years, with the identification of numerous new molecules and pathways regulating bone cells as well as their plasma milieu. Their activities are largely regulated by the physiological status of the body incorporating...

Perinatal Growth and Nutrition

1st Edition

Ian J. Griffin
October 23, 2017

Preterm infants grow poorly after birth and very commonly develop ex utero growth restriction (EUGR). However, the risks and benefits of catch-up growth in preterm infants must be weighed, and evidence addressing this warrants examination. Perinatal Growth and Nutrition explores the reasons for...

Polysaccharides: Natural Fibers in Food and Nutrition

1st Edition

Noureddine Benkeblia
October 23, 2017

This book reviews the evidence supporting the influence of plant fibers on our daily life by either having impacts on our nutrition or improving processed foods for human and animal feeding. By bringing new information and updating existing scientific data, this book will also be a consistent...

Nutrition, Immunity, and Infection

1st Edition

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

Both nutrition deficiency and overnutrition can have a significant effect on the risk of infection. Nutrition, Immunity, and Infection focuses on the influence of diet on the immune system and how altering one’s diet helps prevent and treat infections and chronic diseases. This book reviews basic...

Nutrigenomics and Nutraceuticals: Clinical Relevance and Disease Prevention

1st Edition

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...

Recent Vitamin Research (1984)

1st Edition

Briggs H Michael
September 28, 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...

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

1st Edition

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...

Phytopharmaceuticals for Brain Health

1st Edition

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...

Dietary Phosphorus: Health, Nutrition, and Regulatory Aspects

1st Edition

Jaime Uribarri, Mona S Calvo
September 20, 2017

Phosphorus is an essential nutrient that occurs in almost all foods and is important for many normal physiological functions. In a typical Western diet, it is not harmful, but does adversely affect tissues in the body when consumed in excess or deficiency. This book provides a comprehensive review...

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