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Nutraceuticals in Health and Disease Prevention

1st Edition

Edited by Klaus Kramer, Peter-Paul Hoppe, Lester Packer

CRC Press

318 pages

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Promoting scientific support for the plethora of health benefits related to nutrition and medicine, Nutraceuticals in Health and Disease Prevention delivers a comprehensive and scientifically sound overview of the latest research findings in disease prevention, therapy, and enhanced body function in the revolutionary field of nutraceutical technology-with highlights from the Nutraceutical Conference held in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

Includes perspectives and reviews from recognized experts on nutraceuticals of scientific and public interest!

Recognizing the need to control the balance between environmental stressors and human health, Nutraceuticals in Health and Disease Prevention

  • presents developing areas of nutraceutical research with studies of effective examples

  • examines pathology treatments, including effects of S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) on inflammatory disease and polyphenols on cardiovascular disease

  • investigates the role and benefits of vitamin E in aging and the antioxidant network

  • discusses the potency, multiple uses, and metabolic aspects of lipoic (thioctic) acid

  • reviews the second generation of carotenoid research and the disease prevention properties of lycopene and lutein

  • considers how polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) contribute to a healthy diet, from clinical and molecular perspectives

  • profiles the efficacy, safety, and use of creatine as an anabolic nutraceutical by athletes

  • analyzes identification methods for optimum delivery of nutrients, illustrated by the example of methyltetrahydrofolate

  • and much more!

    Containing over 1100 valuable literature references, drawings, and tables, Nutraceuticals in Health and Disease Prevention functions as an indispensable reference in the libraries of nutritionists and dietitians, pharmacists, molecular and cell biologists and biochemists, oncologists, endocrinologists, dermatologists,

  • Table of Contents

    Nutraceuticals: The Link Between Nutrition and Medicine

    Hans K. Biesalski

    The Role of Vitamin E in the Emerging Field of Nutraceuticals

    Lester Packer and Stefan U. Weber

    S-Adenosylmethionine (SAMe): Preclinical and Clinical Studies in Depression

    Teodoro Bottiglieri

    S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine: The Healthy Joint Product

    Giorgio Stramentinoli

    Methyltetrahydrofolate: The Superior Alternative to Folic Acid

    John Scott

    Lycopene and Lutein: The Next Steps to the Mixed Carotenoids

    Robert M. Russell

    n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids from Fish: Effects on Coronary Artery Disease

    Erik Berg Schmidt and Jorn Dyerberg

    Lipoic Acid: A Multifunctional Nutraceutical

    Aalt Bast and Guido R. M. M. Haenen

    R-alpha-Lipoic Acid

    Klaus Krämer and Lester Packer

    Creatine: Physiology and Exercise Performance

    Klaus Krämer, Michael Weiss, and Heinz Liesen

    Plant Phenols and Cardiovascular Disease: Antioxidants and Modulators of Cell Response

    Fabio Virgili, Cristina Scaccini, Peter-Paul Hoppe, Klaus Krämer, and Lester Packer

    L(-)-Carnitine and Its Precursor gButyrobetaine

    Hermann Seim, Knut Eichler, and Hans-Peter Kleber

    Conjugated Linoleic Acid

    Werner G. Siems, Tilman Grune, Oliver Hasselwander, and Klaus Krämer

    Contributions of Different Types of Evidence

    Charles Hennekens

    The Brave New World of Foods That Make Health-Related Claims

    Stephen H. McNamara

    About the Editors

    Klaus Krämer, Peter-Paul Hoppe, Lester Packer

    Subject Categories

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