Phytochemicals in Nutrition and Health

Are soy isoflavones neuroprotective? Just how different is one species of Echinacea from another? Which phytochemicals will be effective as therapeutic agents in vivo?

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Author: Mark S. Meskin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420031690

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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Are soy isoflavones neuroprotective? Just how different is one species of Echinacea from another? Which phytochemicals will be effective as therapeutic agents in vivo? Supported by solid scientific research, Phytochemicals in Nutrition and Health helps provide answers to these and other probing questions concerning the mechanisms of action associated with beneficial phytochemical groups. It examines new areas such as the efficacy and safety of medicinal herbs, the use of biotechnology to manipulate and enhance the phytochemical profiles of various plants, and the pharmacokinetics of phytochemicals in humans. The editors also expand discussion presented in their previous books on phytochemicals. They explore new research on phytochemicals in the Vaccinium family (cranberries, blueberries and bilberries), wine, and oilseeds, and the biological activity of Echinacea in humans. Additional chapters present new information about isothiocyanates, lycopene, carotenoids other than beta-carotene, tocotrienols, and phytoestrogens. Highlighting phytochemicals that have significant potential for promoting health or preventing disease, Phytochemicals in Nutrition and Health expands discussions of appropriate research methodologies and new technologies in this exciting field.

Phytochemicals

This book is destined to stimulate increased interest in research regarding these compounds, their biological activities, and the application of these findings to therapeutic alternatives.

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Author: Colleen Carkeet

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466551626

Category: Medical

Page: 270

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Increasing knowledge of the various protective effects of phytochemicals has sparked interest in further understanding their role in human health. Phytochemicals: Health Promotion and Therapeutic Potential is the seventh in a series representing the emerging science with respect to plant-based chemicals. Drawn from the proceedings at the Seventh International Phytochemical Conference, Phytochemicals: Health Promotion and Therapeutic Potential, the book contains chapters written by conference presenters along with those of additional invited authors whose research focuses on the biological activities and clinical outcomes associated with phytochemical consumption. The book begins with a discussion of major research that has contributed to the widespread interest in phytochemicals and health promotion. This is followed by an exploration of the beneficial effects of polyphenols in healthy aging and against a host of illnesses and disorders, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, inflammation, and ulcers. The contributors also examine various aspects of phytochemicals related to bone and brain health, obesity, and metabolic disease. The book concludes by presenting methodologies for assessing the bioavailability of carotenoids and offers additional insight into Momordica cochichinensis Spreng, a fruit not commonly known in the Western world and a rich source of lycopene and beta-carotene. While promising advancements have been made in this field, opportunities for progress still exist concerning bioavailability, efficacy, genomics, and synergistic mechanisms. This book is destined to stimulate increased interest in research regarding these compounds, their biological activities, and the application of these findings to therapeutic alternatives.

Functional Foods

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the importance of functional foods and antioxidants and their scavenging activity for preventing various health-related disorders.

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Author: Muhammad Sajid Arshad

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9781839689321

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 432

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The phytochemicals present in functional foods play a vital role in boosting immunity and promoting health. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the importance of functional foods and antioxidants and their scavenging activity for preventing various health-related disorders. This book also covers the therapeutic and medicinal potential of various bioactive compounds for a healthy lifestyle, as well as examines different products containing functional ingredients that demonstrate health-promoting potential.

The Importance of Good Nutrition Herbs and Phytochemicals

Presents nutrition information with outstanding clarity and simplicity. It creats a nice balance between the science of physiology and nutritional principles.

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Author: Getty T. Ambau

Publisher: Falcon PressIntl

ISBN: 1884459021

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 462

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Presents nutrition information with outstanding clarity and simplicity. It creats a nice balance between the science of physiology and nutritional principles.

Nutrition and Health

Many new foods, often called functional foods, are “naturally” formulated to contain one or more nutrients or phytochemicals that have specific health benefits (structure-function relationships). Answer each of the following questions: ...

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Author: John Joseph Baxter Anderson

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:75911116

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 581

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Nutrition and Health focuses on the long-term dietary patterns and biological mechanisms that contribute to the health of North Americans. Topics include: Foods and Nutrition, Nutrients and Their Uses in the Body, Nutrition Through the Life Cycle, and Nutrition-Disease Relationships. Student exercises are provided for each chapter.By placing emphasis on the multi-factorial determinants of the health/ disease continuum, Nutrition and Health expands greatly on more traditional texts that focus on food grouping systems to promote good health. In addition to diet planning, this book examines the scientific research on genetic inheritance, normal bodily functions at physiological and biological levels, and environmental risks.Nutrition and Health is designed for students pursuing health careers, such as those in medicine, dentistry, or veterinary medicine, and for those planning to attend graduate programs in the biochemical and molecular biology fields.

Evidence Based Approach to Phytochemicals and Other Dietary Factors

Special features: All chapters revised and updated, with new sections on choline, coenzyme Q10, L-Carnitine, lipoic acid, and other dietary factors Logically structured for quick access to informationbegins with the evidence-based benefits ...

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Author: Jane Higdon

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 9783131697127

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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From Reviews of the First Edition: Dr. Higdonhas given the healthcare providers, especially dietitians, nurses, physicians, and researchers who seek to understand phytochemicals an authoritative yet easy to use book.-- Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy & Phytopharmacology I highly recommend this monograph for physicians, dietitians, and other health practitioners as well as the health-aware public. It captures what you need to know in a succinct but comprehensive fashion. -- American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine Now in a completely updated second edition, An Evidence-based Approach to Dietary Phytochemicals and Other Dietary Factors is a trusted resource for all health professionals who need to interpret the explosion of information on the role of a plant-based diet in health and disease. It consolidates a wealth of scientifically accurate, peer-reviewed data on plant foods, dietary phytochemicals, and dietary supplements, and includes information on essential intake recommendations, dietary sources, nutrient and drug interactions, phytochemicals in disease prevention, possible adverse effects, and much more. Special features: All chapters revised and updated, with new sections on choline, coenzyme Q10, L-Carnitine, lipoic acid, and other dietary factors Logically structured for quick access to informationbegins with the evidence-based benefits of fruits and vegetables, legumes, nuts, whole grains, coffee, and tea; and goes on to the scientific and clinical data on individual dietary phytochemicals and classes of phytochemicals, including carotenoids, flavonoids, fiber, and more Summaries at the end of each chapter for rapid review Peer-reviewed by experts in the field, ensuring that all material is accurate and up-to-date The well-constructed appendix includes not only a quick reference to diseases and foods and where to find them in the book; but also useful tables on phytochemical-drug interactions, phytochemical-nutrient interactions, and phytochemical-rich foods; a summary of the glycemic index of dietary carbohydrates; and a comprehensive glossary of terms Concisely synthesizing a huge amount of epidemiological and clinical researchand emphasizing the importance of a phytochemical-rich diet over dietary supplements, this book is ideal for nutritionists, dieticians, nurses, and other health care professionals who need to educate patients about sound food choices. Students in graduate programs in nutrition, food science, pharmacy, and allied health fields will also find the abundance of rigorous, scientifically accurate information essential in their studies.

Phytochemicals

... and growing body of research directed toward the science of healthy aging. A key component of this field of investigation is focused on elucidating the role of nutrition, plant-based diets, and phytochemicals in the aging process.

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Author: Mark S. Meskin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420061380

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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The fastest growing demographic in both developed and developing societies around the world, the elderly bring unique medical and financial health-care burdens. In response to this phenomenon, a large and growing body of research is directed toward the science of healthy aging. A substantial amount of observational data points to the consumption of a plant-based diet as a factor in lowering the risk of multiple chronic degenerative age-related diseases. The 6th International Phytochemical Conference, Phytochemicals: Aging and Health, focused on the particular concerns of nutrition in the aging population, as well as new aspects of research methodology, real-world applications, and updates or expansions of previously introduced topics. Drawn from the illustrious panel of scientists and researchers who spoke at the conference, Phytochemicals: Aging and Health begins by highlighting the prevailing theories on aging, including dietary manipulation and the role of phytochemical medicinals or supplements in health. Contributions present state-of-the-art methodologies for polyphenolic analysis, bioavailability, and metabolism—crucial tools that answer pressing questions such as “are there age related changes in flavonoid bioavailability?” The following chapters provide research results on botanicals and inflammation, green tea formulations and skin health, and the effects of phytochemicals on vision, brain function, and cardiovascular disease. The book concludes with forward-looking discussions on applying nutrient–gene interaction research findings to individual dietary recommendations, along with the step-by-step process to commercialize botanical products for allergy relief. Continuing to introduce the highest-quality, groundbreaking research, Phytochemicals: Aging and Health provides pragmatic information for food companies, supplement manufacturers, and researchers interested in developing functional foods and nutraceuticals for the aging population.

Fruit and Vegetable Phytochemicals

The book commences with a review of the beneficial effects of whole fruits and vegetables.

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Author: Laura A. de la Rosa

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0813809487

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 380

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Fruit and Vegetable Phytochemicals: Chemistry, Nutritional Value and Stability provides scientists in the areas of food technology and nutrition with accessible and up-to-date information about the chemical nature, classification and analysis of the main phytochemicals present in fruits and vegetables – polyphenols and carotenoids. Special care is taken to analyze the health benefits of these compounds, their interaction with fiber, antioxidant and other biological activities, as well as the degradation processes that occur after harvest and minimal processing.

Phytochemicals in Food and Health

This volume brings together information on the available and newly emerging technologies related to using plant compounds that have a beneficial role in food production.

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Author: Deepak Kumar Verma

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000164565

Category: Medical

Page: 318

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This volume brings together information on the available and newly emerging technologies related to using plant compounds that have a beneficial role in food production. It is divided into sections focusing on phytochemistry of cereals and legumes, phytochemistry of medicinal plants, and technological advances in phytochemical study. Topics include the role of anti-nutritional substances of legumes in human health and on the elimination of such through technological processing sorghum phytochemicals and their processing and use in the development of food products production of nutraceuticals and functional foods of pharmaceutical importance T. cordifolia in the development of its therapeutic use in the food, health, and pharmacology industries polyphenolic compounds of plants, including their biosynthesis process, their classification, function, and role as bioactive compounds

Phytochemicals and Phytopharmaceuticals

This is necessary for the category to mature beyond its present stage and to engage health professionals in encouraging functional food and phytochemical consumption to optimize personal and public health . Nutrition research and ...

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Author: Fereidoon Shahidi

Publisher: The American Oil Chemists Society

ISBN: 1893997057

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 431

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Shahidi (biochemistry, Memorial U. of Newfoundland) and Ho (food science, Rutgers U.) present a monograph from an international group of scientists that contains 37 papers discussing plant bioactives in a varied range of research areas. Specific topics include variables affecting the phytochemical contents of garlic and their health benefits, the role of flavonols and anthocyanins from fruits and vegetables in cancer prevention, and antioxidative and cytotoxic components of highbush blueberry. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR