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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...

Recent Vitamin Research (1984)

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

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

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

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...

Vitamins In Human Biology and Medicine (1981)

Michael H Briggs
September 20, 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...

Evidence-Based Proactive Nutrition to Slow Cellular Aging

Robert Fried, Lynn Nezin
September 12, 2017

Recent research findings on the impact of nutrition on telomere length is unlocking the potential to combat premature aging at the cellular level. We have learned that while aging is a natural cellular process, premature aging is not and it can be positively impacted by an Evidence-Based Proactive...

Food Allergy: Molecular and Clinical Practice

Andreas L. Lopata
August 18, 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

Diet is a major factor in health and disease. Controlled, long-term studies in humans are impractical, and investigators have utilized long-term epidemiological investigations to study the contributions of diet to the human condition. Such studies, while valuable, have often been limited by...

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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