1st Edition

Healthcare Using Marine Organisms

Edited By Se-Kwon Kim Copyright 2018
    292 Pages
    by CRC Press

    292 Pages 100 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    "The chapters are organized well, and the preface explains how the concept of food is changing over time and how marine organisms are considered as healthy food."
    —P.N. Sudha, DKM College for Women, Tamil Nadu, India

    The relationship between food and health has been a growing concern in modern society, and the importance of information on their connection has elevated accordingly. People are becoming prone to diseases due to the deterioration of the environment. Despite a growing interest in preventative medicine in the healthcare sector, few medications can be called preventative drugs. Foods may exhibit completely different functions in a living body, depending on whether their components are simple substances providing energy and nutrition, or valid "functional entities."

    This book covers all aspects of healthcare solutions through marine-derived materials, with twenty-six chapters exploring an array of topics pertaining to human health in everyday life.

    Beginning with an introduction to food functionality and disease presentation, Chapters Two to Nine discuss chitin, chitosan, and the production and application of chitosan oligosaccharides regarding anti-cancer, anti-aging, and antioxidant activity. Furthermore, utilization of these cationic polysaccharides in artificial skin development, the prevention of alcohol consumption, dentistry, systemic diseases prevention and Alzheimer dementia are discussed in subsequent chapters. In Chapters Ten and Thirteen, I discuss obesity, osteoporosis, sexual dysfunction and sleep disorders using fisheries products.

    Additionally, Chapters Fourteen to Eighteen detail the use of marine algae to treat diabetics, allergy, asthma, AIDS and hair loss, as well as the use of fisheries products for hypertension and athlete’s foot. Chapters Twenty-Two through Twenty-Six then shed light on the anti-aging effects of fish, the abundance of taurine in shellfish, antifreeze protein, food shortages through fish breeding, and cosmeceutical product development using marine organisms.

    Functional Food and Prevention of Diseases. What Is Chitin, Chitosan and Chitooligosaccharides. Production of Chitin, Chitosan, and Chitooligosaccharides. Biological Activities of Chitin, Chitosan and Chitooligosaccharides. Biological Acitivites of Glucosamine. Artificial Skin Develoopment Using Chitin. Prevention of Stomach System Damage Using Chitooligosaccharides. Chitooligosaccharides in Relationship Between Oral Hygiene and Diseases. Role of Chitooligosaccharides in Alzheimer's Disease Treatments. Marine Products and Obesity Treatment. Water Soluble Calcium of Fish Bone for Osteoporotic Treatment. Sleep Sickness and Scallops. Effects of Antibiotics of Algae Extracts. Allergy Treatment Using Marine Algae Compounds. Asthma Treatment Using Marine Algae Compounds. Hair Loss Treatment Using Marine Algae Compounds. AIDS Prevention of Diechol Compounds from Marine Algae. Hypertension and Marine Natural Products. Adult Diseases Prevention of Fish Oil. Tinea Pedia Drugs from Sea Cucumbers. Antiaging Foods and Supplements. Effects of Drugs in Taurine in Shell Fish. Antifreeze Fish Protein and Utilizations. Fish Breeding to Overcome Food Shortages. Development of Cosmeceuticals from Marine Organisms.


    Se-Kwon Kim, Ph.D., is presently working as a Distinguished Professor within the Department of Marine Life Science, College of Ocean Sciences and Technology, Korea Maritime and Ocean University, Busan, South Korea. Previously, he worked as a Distinguished Professor within the Department of Marine Bio Convergence Science and Technology and Director Marine Bioprocess Research Center at Pukyong Nantional University, Busan, South Korea. He has served as President of the Korean Society of Marine Biotechnology from 2006 to 2007. His major research interests are the investigation and development of bioactive substances for marine resources. To date, he has authored approximately 800 research papers, authored or edited 70 books and holds 120 patents. He is universally considered one of the world's foremost experts in marine biotechnology and bioprocessing.