1st Edition

Antioxidant-Based Therapies for Disease Prevention and Management

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ISBN 9781771889643
May 1, 2021 Forthcoming by Apple Academic Press
278 Pages 11 Color & 29 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume, Antioxidant-Based Therapies for Disease Prevention and Management, presents a valuable overview of the therapeutic aspects as well as applications of antioxidants.

This informative book discusses the basic mechanisms of therapy-based oxidative damage and categorization of nutritional antioxidants. It covers the sources of antioxidants as well as their extraction and quantification. The volume considers the controversies of the usefulness or disadvantages of antioxidant supplementation in relation to adaptation and performance and also looks at the effectiveness of bioactives and antioxidant-based therapies for specific health issues, such as anemia, infectious diseases, urinary tract infections, Parkinson’s diseases, and diabetes.

The book also discusses the sensing of oxidative stress and the effectiveness of antioxidant treatment, followed by an introduction to several biomarkers to estimate the bioefficacy of dietary/supplemental antioxidants in various forms. Also discussed are free radicals that can cause oxidative stress, a process that can trigger cell damage, and how antioxidant molecules have been shown to counteract oxidative stress in laboratory experiments (for example, in cells or animal studies). Several authors present studies that highlight that high-dose antioxidant supplements may be harmful in some cases. For example, the results of some studies have linked the use of high-dose beta-carotene supplements to an increased risk of lung cancer in smokers and use of high-dose vitamin E supplements to increased risks of hemorrhagic stroke (a type of stroke caused by bleeding in the brain) and prostate cancer.

With this book, sports nutrition scientists, nutritionists, food biochemists, advisors, physiologists, students, and research scholars as well as faculty will find factual information on antioxidative therapies.

Table of Contents

1. Nano-Antioxidants, a Next-Generation Therapeutic Strategy

Pallavi Singh Chauhan, Shivam Tayal, and Namrata Jha

2. Role of Phytomedicine in the Challenges to Combat Anemia

Sonia Johri

3. Role of Free Radicals during Infection and the Advancement of Antioxidants to Improve the Treatment of Infectious Diseases

Manitosh Pandey and Sonia Johri

4. Role of Antioxidants in Diabetes

Lalita Kushwah and Rupali Dutt

5. Extraction and Quantification of Antioxidants

Neha Chauhan and Surbhi Antarkar

6. Comparative Estimation of Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activity of Bioactive Components with Special Reference to Urinary Tract Infections

Pallavi Singh Chauhan, Anuj Dubey, and Sonia Johri

7. Citrus Fruits and Their By-Products, Power House of Remedial Antioxidants

Hradesh Rajput, Pratistha Srivastava, Rita Sharma

8. Antioxidative Defense System in Plants

Renu Yadav, Minerva Sharma, Portia Sharma, and Udita Tiwari

9. Bryophytes, an Extensive Source of Antioxidants

Prachi Dixit and Shivom Singh

10. Natural Antioxidant in the Management of Alzheimer’s Disease

Ekta Khare

11. Oxidative Stress and Parkinson’s Disease, a Role of Current Therapies

Kavita Singh, Aarshi Vashistha, and Gbks Prasad

12. Solanum Lycopersicum, a Reservoir of Antioxidants

Madhu Parmar, Hradesh Rajput, and Sonia Johri

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Pallavi Singh Chauhan, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior, India, as well as a researcher. Her research focuses on the synthesis, characterization, and multiple biomedical applications of nanoparticles. The major fields of science that are relevant to Dr. Chauhan’s work include nanotechnology, nanobioscience, biomedical application of nanotechnology, nanotoxicity, magnetic nanostructures, nanocatalysts, and nanoparticle systems of metals and metal oxides.

Sonia Johri, PhD, is Dean of Academics and an Associate Professor in the Department of Life Sciences at ITM University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India. She has over 40 papers to her credit in journals of national and international repute. She is an external member of the Board of Studies in Biochemistry at Jiwaji University, Gwalior. She is also a member of the Institutional Animal Ethical Committee at ITM University, Gwalior. She has authored a book entitled Practical Biochemistry, and she is a reviewer for various national and international journals. She is a life member of the Indian Science Congress Association. Dr. Johri has 23 years of research experience and has worked extensively in the diversified fields of metal toxicity, anemia, hepatoprotection, oxidative stress, and biofuels. Though there is vast diversification in her field, she holds expertise in toxicological evaluation of metal toxicants and their therapy in rat models, phytomedicine, oxidative stress, physicochemical characterization of natural products as well as in vitro and in vivo biochemical characterization. She has also worked on bioethanol production from agro wastes. Her field of specialization is diagnostic enzymology. She has attended and presented her work at various international conferences held at Munich, Germany, and Quebec City, Canada. Dr. Johri is a postgraduate in Biochemistry and was awarded her doctoral degree from Jiwaji University, Gwalior, India. Her postdoctoral research was sponsored by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi, India.


“A comprehensive overview of the current scientific knowledge on the health effects of dietary and supplemental antioxidants (such as vitamins C and E). Chapters integrate information from basic research and animal studies, epidemiologic studies, and clinical intervention trials.”
—From the Foreword by Kamal Kant Dwivedi, PhD, Vice Chancellor, ITM University Gwalior, India