Micronutrients in Health and Disease, Second Edition: 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Micronutrients in Health and Disease, Second Edition

2nd Edition

By Kedar N. Prasad

CRC Press

536 pages | 12 B/W Illus.

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Description

Growing sentiments against using micronutrient supplements for improving health and preventing disease have created uncertainty in the minds of many health professionals. Following its predecessor, this new edition supports the use of multiple micronutrients combined with proper diet to prove successful in the prevention and management of chronic diseases. It provides basic information on micronutrients, oxidative stress, inflammation, and the immune system. The book goes further to explore use of multiple micronutrients in prevention and treatment of diseases including arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart diseases, traumatic brain injury, PTSD, prion diseases, and autism spectrum disorder.

Key Features

  • Proposes sevidence-based micronutrient supplementation strategies for healthy aging and disease management and prevention.
  • Contains three new chapters on Huntington’s Disease, prion diseases, and autism spectrum disorder.
  • All chapters include new studies on etiology, incidence, and mechanisms of several diseases.
  • Discusses role of microRNAs in the initiation and progression for each disease.

Table of Contents

Basic Facts about Antioxidants. Basic Facts about Oxidative Stress, Inflammation, and the Immune System. Scientific Rationale of Current Trends in Clinical Studies of Micronutrients for Prevention of Chronic Disease. Micronutrients in Healthy Aging. Role of Micronutrients in the Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease and Improvement of Standard Therapy. Micronutrients for the Prevention of Diabetes and Improvement of the Standard Therapy. Micronutrients in Cancer Prevention. Micronutrients for Improvement of the Standard Therapy in Cancer. Micronutrients in the Prevention and Improvement of the Standard Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease. Micronutrients for the Prevention and Improvement of the Standard Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease. Micronutrients in the Prevention and Improvement of the Standard Therapy in Hearing Disorders. Micronutrients in Improvement of the Standard Therapy in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Micronutrients in Improvement of the Standard Therapy in Traumatic Brain Injury. Micronutrients in Prevention and Improvement of the Standard Therapy in HIV/AIDS. Micronutrients in Protecting Against Late Adverse Health Effects of Diagnostic Radiation Doses. Micronutrients in Protecting Against Lethal Doses of Ionizing Radiation. Micronutrients in Prevention and Improvement of the Standard Therapy in Arthritis. Myths and Misconceptions about Antioxidants and Health. Dietary Reference Intakes of Selected Micronutrients. Micronutrients in Prevention and Improved Management of Huntington’s Disease. Micronutrients in Improved Management of Prion Diseases. Micronutrients in Improved Management of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

About the Author

Dr. Kedar N. Prasad obtained a Masters degree in Zoology from the University of Bihar, Ranchi, India, and a Ph.D. degree in Radiation Biology from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, in 1963. He received Post-doctoral training at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island. New York, and joined the Department of Radiology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center where he became Professor and Director for the Center for Vitamins and Cancer Research. He has published over 250 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and authored and edited 25 books in the area of radiation biology, nutrition and cancer, and nutrition and neurological diseases particularly Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. These articles were published in highly prestigious journals such as Science, Nature, and Proceedings of the National Academic of Sciences, USA. Dr Prasad has received several honors which include: Invitation by the Nobel Prize Committee to nominate a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Medicine for 1982; The 1999 Harold Harper Lecture at the meeting of the American College of Advancement in Medicine; An award for the best review of 1998-1999 on antioxidant and cancer; and 1999-2000 on antioxidants and Parkinson’s disease by the American College of Nutrition. He was a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and served as a President of the International Society of Nutrition and Cancer, 1992-2000. In 2017, he was invited to become the member of The Royal Society of Medicine, London. Currently, he is Chief Scientific Officer of the Engage Global.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED004000
MEDICAL / Alternative Medicine
MED060000
MEDICAL / Nutrition
TEC012000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Food Science