1st Edition

Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals for Chronic Diseases Two Volume Set

    856 Pages 72 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    While disease is inevitable in humankind, the current century has been burdened with many chronic diseases, most of which are lifestyle mediated and, which in part can be controlled by consuming foods with specific functions. Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals for Chronic Diseases: Two Volume Set explores the role functional foods and nutraceuticals have in the development and maintenance of health, and how these can assist the body in its battle against inflammation and chronic illnesses.

    Volume I focuses on the clinical evidence of functional foods and nutraceuticals and chronic diseases; and Volume II discusses the molecular mechanisms, and the researches on the role of functional foods/nutraceuticals in preventing and treating chronic diseases through epigenetic modulation.

    Contributors hail from different geographical locations around the world and have many years of research and scholarly experience in functional foods, nutraceuticals, and biology. These volumes are a great reference for practitioners, scientists, and clinicians in the management of chronic diseases.

    VOLUME I. 1. Global trends in growth of Chronic diseases 2. Importance of Integrative Health Sciences in the therapy of chronic diseases 3. Safety and Efficacy Determination in functional foods and nutraceuticals 4. Global burden of disease, the heavy cost of sun deprivation: implications for mass food fortification with vitamin D 5. Functional vegetables and medicinal uses: Cure and Curse 6. Dietary supplements and functional foods in the management of endocrine disorders 7. Changes in the regulation of energy metabolism in chronic diseases using functional foods and Nutraceuticals 8. Functional foods for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases including hypertension 9.  Functional Foods and Natural Products for Obesity Management 10. Non-commercial Plant-based Edible Oil for Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Diseases 11. Oral health challenges during chronic diseases: prevention and treatment using functional foods and Nutraceuticals 12. Urogenital system disorders and functional foods and Nutraceuticals 13. Functional foods and Nutraceutical and Respiratory Diseases 14. Strategies using functional food and nutraceutical to prevent and treat arthritis 15. Functional foods of Polyphenolics for Alzheimer’s Disease. VOLUME II. 1. Role of Epigenetics in Human Diseases: Bioactive Food Peptides for the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Diseases through Modulation of the Epigenome 2. The Interactions between Functional Foods, Epigenetics, and Chronic Diseases 3. Immunological Compromises in Chronic Diseases and Use of Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals 4. Molecular Mechanisms to understand chronic diseases and Immune Function: application of functional foods and Nutraceutical Interventions 5. Functional food and obesity and metabolic syndrome 6. Epigenetics and chronic diseases, role of functional foods in preventing tumorigenesis 7. Curcumin as a functional food in cancer 8. Integration of Biotechnology & Nanotechnology in chronic diseases: Interventions with functional foods and Nutraceuticals 9. Nanodelivery Of Bioactive Food Components in Chronic Diseases 10. Understanding the mechanistic pathways against neurodegenerations with focus on Ayurvedic point of view use of rasayanas (Ayurvedic functional foods and Nutraceuticals) 11. Inflammatory diseases and prevention and treatment using functional foods and nutraceuticals 12. Role of functional food in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease: A hope of neuroprotection
    13. Gastrointestinal Tract and Digestion challenges in chronic diseases and applications of functional foods and nutraceuticals 14. Benefits of Nuts in the Management of Chronic Diseases


    Dr. Syam Mohan is Associate professor in Jazan University. Before joining Jazan University, he was affiliated with University Malaya, the oldest and premier public university in Malaysia which was established in 1949. He graduated from TN DR MGR Medical University, India in 2003 and, after a period in pharmacy teaching he has joined for MS Pharmacology. His research outcomes were so outstanding that his Master degree was upgraded to PhD with fellowship, both awarded from University Putra Malaysia. He undertook a year of senior research fellowship (Postdoctoral) at University of Malaya, later joined the Department of Pharmacy as Associate Professor, where he established the Pharmaceutical biology research group in the Pharmacology Unit. Owing to his research and academic excellence, he has been employed at University Malaya for two years. His specific expertise is focused in pharmacology with regards to cancer and inflammation. He acquired an overall H-index of 19 with his high number of research publications (75) in ISI cited journals. Dr. Syam, being an author of one book also hold two patents (under process). He was also one amongst the two selected participants from Asia who received fellowship to attend the FEBS Advanced Lecture Course on Translational Cancer Research at Portugal organized by Federation of European Biochemical Society, UK and was a member of European Association of Cancer Research (EACR) and is an active member of Malaysian Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Society (MBMBS). He has organized several workshops and seminars in and has attracted over US$ 250 000 as research funding during this time, which includes the prestigious High Impact Research grant from Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia. He also plays his role as being member of several international scientific organizations, editorial board and reviewer for many international peer reviewed journals. So far 3 PhD and 2 MS students have been graduated from his supervision.

    Shima Abdollahi, PhD, is currently assistant professor in North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences, Bojnurd, Iran. She earned her BS, MS and PhD degrees in nutrition sciences from Tabriz, Tehran, and Shahid Sadoughi universities of medical sciences, respectively. She received a research grant from Iran national science foundation (INSF) for her doctoral thesis on the effect of resveratrol supplementation in patients with diabetes. Shima has experience in gene expression studies, as well as systematic review and meta-analysis studies.

    Yashwant Pathak, PhD, is currently the associate dean for faculty affairs at College of Pharmacy, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. Pathak earned his MS and PhD degrees in pharmaceutical technology from Nagpur University, Nagpur, India, and EMBA and MS degrees in conflict management from Sullivan University, Louisville, Kentucky. With extensive experience in academia and industry, Pathak has over 150 publications, research papers, abstracts, book chapters, and reviews to his credit. He has presented over 180 presentations, posters, and lectures worldwide in the field of pharmaceuticals, drug delivery systems, and other related topics. He has received several national and international awards including Fulbright Senior Scholar fellowship for Indonesia, Endeavour executive fellowship from Australian Government, CNPQ research award from Brazil Government and also was recognized by USF as outstanding faculty award and global engagement achievement award.