Carotenoids and Retinoids: Molecular Aspects and Health Issues, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Carotenoids and Retinoids

Molecular Aspects and Health Issues, 1st Edition

Edited by Lester Packer

AOCS Publishing

350 pages

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Hardback: 9781893997837
pub: 2005-05-30
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The presence of carotenoids in the diet and their role in human health has become a subject of unprecedented interest. The chapters in this book represent an account of the information presented at a recent workshop, combined with several additional invited contributions to cover topics more completely that are currently at the cutting edge of research. Some of the highlights of this book include a thorough review of the special role that vitamin A intake plays in the health status of developing countries, the essential role of vitamin A in cell signaling, the molecular targets involved in carotenoid action in smoke-induced lung pathology, and how carotenoids are beneficial in cardiovascular health.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED060000
MEDICAL / Nutrition
SCI049000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Molecular Biology