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Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals in Metabolic and Non-communicable Diseases

Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals in Metabolic and Non-communicable Diseases
  • Author : Ram B. Singh
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-08-15
  • Total pages :800
  • ISBN : 012819815X
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Summary : Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals in Metabolic and Non-communicable Diseases presents strategies for the prevention of non-communicable diseases and undernutrition through the use of functional foods and nutraceuticals. Research has shown that the use of certain functional foods and nutraceuticals, including spices, herbs, and millets, animal foods and plant foods can play a role in the treatment and prevention of various diseases and in health promotion. Finally, the book explores epigenetic modulation as a new method for the development of functional foods and functional farming. Intended for nutritionists, food scientists and those working in related health science professions, this book contributes to the discussions focused on nutritional transition, globalization, how to administer foods in the treatment of metabolic syndrome, hypertension, diabetes, heart attacks, neuropsychiatric disorders, bone and joint diseases, and carcinogenesis. Places emphasis on food diversity to provide perfect combinations of nutritional ingredients Presents the utility and necessity of functional food production for health promotion Offers suggestions to increase functional food production while simultaneously decreasing production costs

The Role of Functional Food Security in Global Health

The Role of Functional Food Security in Global Health
  • Author : Ronald Ross Watson,Ram B. Singh,Toru Takahashi
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-11-02
  • Total pages :792
  • ISBN : 9780128131497
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Summary : The Role of Functional Food Security in Global Health presents a collective approach to food security through the use of functional foods as a strategy to prevent under nutrition and related diseases. This approach reflects the views of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the World Heart Federation and the American Heart Association who advise Mediterranean, Paleolithic, plant food based diets, and European vegetarian diets for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. In addition, the book also emphasizes the inclusion of spices, herbs and millets, as well as animal foods. This book will be a great resource to the food industry as it presents the most efficient ways to use technology to manufacture slowly absorbed, micronutrient rich functional foods by blending foods that are rich in healthy nutrients. Provides greater knowledge on functional food security Highlights the necessary changes to the western diet that are needed to achieve food security Explains the utility and necessity of functional food security in the prevention of noncommunicable diseases Presents policy changes in food production for farmers and the larger food industry Offers suggestions on what can be done to enhance functional food production while simultaneously decreasing production costs

Functional Foods and Biotechnology

Functional Foods and Biotechnology
  • Author : Kalidas Shetty
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-12-23
  • Total pages :206
  • ISBN : 1003003834
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Summary : "The first of two related books that kick off the Food Biotechnology series, Functional Foods and Biotechnology: Sources of Functional Foods and Ingredients, focuses on the recent advances in the understanding of the role of cellular, metabolic, and biochemical concepts and processing that are important and relevant to improve functional foods and food ingredients targeting human health benefits. This volume explores sources of ecologically-based diversity of functional foods and food ingredients that are available to enhance diverse nutritional values and functional benefits of foods for better human health outcomes, especially focusing on emerging diet and lifestyle-linked non-communicable chronic disease (NCDs) challenges. The contributors with expertise in the field of Food Biotechnology and Functional Food Ingredients have integrated the recent advances in some common as well as novel sources of functional foods and ingredients from diverse ecological and cultural origins. Further, these chapters also highlight human health relevant bioactive profiles and associated functionalities of these health-promoting compounds, including preventative functional roles for common NCD-linked health benefits. FEATURES: Provides ecological and metabolic rational to integrate novel functional food and functional ingredient sources in wider health-focused food system innovations. Examines the value-added role of select functional foods and food ingredients to improve NCD-linked health benefits such as type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and human gut improvement Includes insights on system-based solutions to advance climate resilient and health focused food diversity based on diverse biotechnological approaches to design and integrate functional food and food ingredient sources Overall, the rationale of this book series is focused on Metabolic-Driven Rationale to Advance Biotechnological Approaches for Functional Foods, the synopsis of which is presented as the Introduction chapter, which is followed by a chapter on current understanding about regulatory guidelines for health claims of functional foods and food ingredients. Special topics on nonnutritive sweeteners, caroteneprotein from seafood waste, and Xylooligosaccharides as functional food ingredients for health-focused dietary applications are integrated in this book. Additionally, ecologically and metabolically-driven functional roles of common food sources such as corn, and barley and some novel food sources, such as ancient emmer wheat, black soybean, fava bean, herbs from Lamiaceae and functional protein ingredients and minerals from Lemnaceae are also highlighted in this volume. The overall goal is to provide insights on role of these functional food and ingredient sources for their integration in wider health-focused food systems, which will help food scientists, food industry personnel, nutritionists, crop science researchers, public health professionals, and policy makers to make appropriate decisions and to formulate strategies for improving health and well-being. A related book focuses on biological and metabolically driven mobilization of functional bioactives and ingredients and their analysis that is relevant in health and wellness"--

Handbook of Research on Food Science and Technology

Handbook of Research on Food Science and Technology
  • Author : Monica Lizeth Chavez-Gonzalez,Jose Juan Buenrostro-Figueroa,Cristobal N. Aguilar
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-12-18
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9780429947087
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Summary : The three volumes in this handbook highlight new research and current trends in food science and technology, looking at the most recent innovations, emerging technologies, and strategies focusing on taking food design to sustainable levels. In particular, the handbook focuses on modernization in the food industry, sustainable packaging, food bioprocesses, food fermentation, food microbiology, functional foods and nutraceuticals, natural products, nano- and microtechnology, healthy product composition, innovative processes and bioprocesses for utilization of by-products, development of novel preservation alternatives, extending the shelf life of fresh products, alternative processes requiring less energy or water, among other topics. Volume 3 of the 3-volume set focuses on functional foods and nutraceuticals. The chapters examine nutraceuticals as treatment for cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, trends in functional food in noncommunicable diseases, synergism in food trends, bioactive peptides, agave fructans as a functional component in foods, and more.

Nutraceutical and Functional Foods in Disease Prevention

Nutraceutical and Functional Foods in Disease Prevention
  • Author : Rajesh K. Kesharwani,Anil K. Sharma
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018
  • Total pages :600
  • ISBN : 1522532676
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Summary : Current research on health, nutrition, and preventative care will always be in demand. As the battles against ailments such as diabetes and heart disease continue, medical professionals are seeking to create a healthier society through nutrition and dietary-based tactics. Nutraceutical and Functional Foods in Disease Prevention is a comprehensive publication providing current research on the dynamic fields of pharmaceutical and biomedical science in relation to nutrition. This book examines the interactions and associations between nutritive value and its therapeutic applications in human health. Touching on topics such as the impact of probiotics in human health and disease treatment, recent trends in functional foods for obesity management, and the clinical role of antioxidants in the treatment of diseases, this title proves a valuable resource for academicians, healthcare practitioners, medical researchers, and higher education students preparing for careers as health professionals.

Clinical Aspects of Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals

Clinical Aspects of Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
  • Author : Dilip Ghosh,Debasis Bagchi,Tetsuya Konishi
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-08-29
  • Total pages :474
  • ISBN : 9781466569164
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Summary : In the last three decades, revolutionary achievements have taken place in nutraceutical and functional food research including the introduction of a number of cutting-edge dietary supplements supported by human clinical trials and strong patents. Novel manufacturing technologies including unique extraction processes, bioavailability improvements th

Dietary Antioxidants and Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases

Dietary Antioxidants and Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Author : Giuseppe Grosso
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-10-11
  • Total pages :216
  • ISBN : 9783038972266
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Summary : This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Dietary Antioxidants and Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases" that was published in Antioxidants

Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods in Human Health and Disease Prevention

Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods in Human Health and Disease Prevention
  • Author : Debasis Bagchi,Harry G. Preuss,Anand Swaroop
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-10-15
  • Total pages :700
  • ISBN : 9781482237221
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Summary : Functional foods and nutraceuticals, dietary supplements, and natural antioxidants have established their potential roles in the protection of human health against disease. Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods in Human Health and Disease Prevention examines the benefits, efficacy, and success of properly designed nutraceuticals and functional foods in human health and their possible application in disease prevention. The book demonstrates diverse disease pathophysiology and how nutraceuticals and functional food can be used to combat and prevent disease. The book discusses global food habits and trends, safety and toxicology, and how food addiction or overindulgence of food can lead to a variety of disease states. It then highlights how supplements help in disease prevention. Although a significant number of nutraceuticals and functional foods have demonstrated their efficacy, a large number of supplements are still surviving on false claims. Therefore, the editors underscore risks and benefits, and why government regulatory agencies are so critical of these nutraceutical supplements. With the global nutraceuticals market expected to reach $204.8 billion by 2017, what once seemed a very niche sector has become big business. An overview of nutraceuticals and functional foods and their application in human health, this book exhaustively covers antioxidants, functional foods, and nutraceuticals in human health and disease prevention. With contributions from experts and pioneers, the book gives insight into the role of functional foods in optimal diet and exercise.

Functional Foods and Biotechnology

Functional Foods and Biotechnology
  • Author : Kalidas Shetty,Dipayan Sarkar
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-04-13
  • Total pages :454
  • ISBN : 9781000760286
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Summary : The second book of the Food Biotechnology series, Functional Foods and Biotechnology: Biotransformation and Analysis of Functional Foods and Ingredients highlights two important and interrelated themes: biotransformation innovations and novel bio-based analytical tools for understanding and advancing functional foods and food ingredients for health-focused food and nutritional security solutions. The first section of this book provides novel examples of innovative biotransformation strategies based on ecological, biochemical, and metabolic rationale to target the improvement of human health relevant benefits of functional foods and food ingredients. The second section of the book focuses on novel host response based analytical tools and screening strategies to investigate and validate the human health and food safety relevant benefits of functional foods and food ingredients. Food biotechnology experts from around the world have contributed to this book to advance knowledge on bio-based innovations to improve wider health-focused applications of functional food and food ingredients, especially targeting non-communicable chronic disease (NCD) and food safety relevant solution strategies. Key Features: Provides system science-based food biotechnology innovations to design and advance functional foods and food ingredients for solutions to emerging global food and nutritional insecurity coupled public health challenges. Discusses biotransformation innovations to improve human health relevant nutritional qualities of functional foods and food ingredients. Includes novel host response-based food analytical models to optimize and improve wider health-focused application of functional foods and food ingredients. The overarching theme of this second book is to advance the knowledge on metabolically-driven food system innovations that can be targeted to enhance human health and food safety relevant nutritional qualities and antimicrobial properties of functional food and food ingredients. The examples of biotransformation innovations and food analytical models provide critical insights on current advances in food biotechnology to target, design and improve functional food and food ingredients with specific human health benefits. Such improved understanding will help to design more ecologically and metabolically relevant functional food and food ingredients across diverse global communities. The thematic structure of this second book is built from the related initial book, which is also available in the Food Biotechnology Series Functional Foods and Biotechnology: Sources of Functional Food and Ingredients, edited by Kalidas Shetty and Dipayan Sarkar (ISBN: 9780367435226) For a complete list of books in this series, please visit our website at: https://www.crcpress.com/Food-Biotechnology-Series/book-series/CRCFOOBIOTECH

Diet, Nutrition, and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases

Diet, Nutrition, and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases
  • Author : World Health Organization
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003-04-22
  • Total pages :149
  • ISBN : 9789241209168
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Summary : Trends such as shifting dietary patterns and an increasingly sedentary lifestyle combined with smoking and alcohol consumption are major risk factors for noncommunicable chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension and stroke, cancer dental diseases and osteoporosis. This report reviews the scientific evidence on the effects of diet, nutrition and physical activity on chronic diseases and makes recommendations for public health policies and programmes. Issues considered include the macro-economic implications of public health on agriculture and the global supply and demand for fresh and processed foods.

Seaweeds Secondary Metabolites

Seaweeds Secondary Metabolites
  • Author : Diana Cláudia Pinto
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-02-21
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9783039283002
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Summary : Seaweeds are recognized as highly nutritious, and their use in gastronomy is increasing. Their health benefits and their potential to prevent several diseases have also been established. In this Special Issue several health effects are discussed, with more emphasis on their antitumor activity and potential use to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The key bioactive metabolites, from which phlorotannins can be highlighted, are presented, as well as some important in vivo studies. Altogether, the chapters provide in-depth information about the biological activities of seaweed metabolites, contributing to elucidate the health effects of seaweed.

Handbook of Research on Food Science and Technology

Handbook of Research on Food Science and Technology
  • Author : Monica Chavez-Gonzalez,Jose Juan Buenrostro-Figueroa,Cristobal N. Aguilar
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-03-11
  • Total pages :915
  • ISBN : 9780429947063
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Summary : This Handbook of Research in Food Science and Technology consists of three volumes focusing on food technology and chemistry, food biotechnology and microbiology, and functional foods and nutraceuticals. The volumes highlight new research and current trends in food science and technology, looking at the most recent innovations, emerging technologies, and strategies focusing on taking food design to sustainable levels. In particular, the handbooks includes relevant information on the modernization in the food industry, sustainable packaging, food bioprocesses, food fermentation, food microbiology, functional foods and nutraceuticals, natural products, nano- and microtechnology, healthy product composition, innovative processes/bioprocesses for utilization of by-products, development of novel preservation alternatives, extending the shelf life of fresh products, alternative processes requiring less energy or water, among other topics.

Superfood and Functional Food

Superfood and Functional Food
  • Author : Naofumi Shiomi,Viduranga Waisundara
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-02-22
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9789535129417
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Summary : Superfoods and functional foods are receiving increasing attention because of their important roles in health. This book focuses on the production of superfoods and functional foods and their role as medicine. In the early chapters, prominent researchers introduce the roles and production of microalgae and functional fruits through metabolic engineering, the use of food waste, and effective cooking procedures. In the latter chapters, other prominent researchers introduce the medical effects of polyphenols, glutamine, and unsaturated fatty acids, which are contained in superfoods and functional foods. They suggest the importance of superfoods and functional foods in the treatment and prevention of many diseases. It is also recommended for readers to take a look at a related book, Superfood and Functional Food: An Overview of Their Processing and Utilization.

Functional and Medical Foods for Chronic Diseases

Functional and Medical Foods for Chronic Diseases
  • Author : Danik M. Martirosyan, Ph.d.
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-08-26
  • Total pages :216
  • ISBN : 1517076668
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Summary : The Functional Food Center has successfully held 18 International Conferences, including this one, since 2004. We take special interest in enabling the assimilation of scientific knowledge at our conferences under the series "Functional Foods for the Prevention and Management of Chronic Diseases." The 18th International Conference was held September 15th through the 16th, 2015, at Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, USA. This conference was titled "Functional and Medical Foods for Chronic Diseases: Bioactive Compounds and Biomarkers." Main conference topics include: 1.Functional food and obesity 2.Functional food and diabetes 3.Functional food and neurological diseases 4.Functional food and cardiovascular diseases 5.Functional foods and cancer 6.Functional foods/nutraceuticals and cancer 7.Bioactive polysaccharides: structure and functional properties 8.Functional foods and other non-communicable diseases 9.Medical foods with bioactive compound(s) for the management and prevention of non-communicable diseases 10.Safety of the bioactive compounds and functional food 11.Research and development of new functional food products for non-communicable diseases Functional Food's research has allowed modern society to evade the side effects of modern pharmaceuticals and the problems associated with treating chronic diseases through surgical procedures. Research scientists, food manufacturers, and consumers who are committed to functional food research have brought together ideas and research to treat chronic illnesses through the utilization of functional foods, which is presented in this book. This book presents the discovery, utilization, and control of bioactive components and functional foods, as well as the processes and scientific research, which lead to these inventive and modern treatment methods. This issue not only preserves the numerous ideas and contributions made in the field of functional food, but also lays the foundation for a field of science that will undoubtedly logarithmically expand in the coming years, changing modern society's relationship with medicine. Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD, President of Functional Food Center/ Functional Food Institute, Dallas, TX, USA Francine Welty, MD, PhD, Board-Certified Cardiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Jin-Rong Zhou, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Nutrition/ Metabolism Laboratory, Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, USA

Nutraceuticals for Prenatal, Maternal, and Offspring’s Nutritional Health

Nutraceuticals for Prenatal, Maternal, and Offspring’s Nutritional Health
  • Author : Priyanka Bhatt,Maryam Sadat Miraghajani,Sarvadaman Pathak,Yashwant Pathak
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-12-17
  • Total pages :318
  • ISBN : 9780429794629
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Summary : Although there is an increasing number of pregnant individuals taking nutraceuticals to maintain good health, many gaps exist in the knowledge base. These nutraceuticals might be involved in a wide variety of biological processes, and the biological and epidemiological findings of relevant studies should be examined and analyzed. Nutraceuticals for Prenatal, Maternal and Offspring’s Nutritional Health focuses on the role of nutraceuticals for prenatal, mothers, and offspring’s health. In recent years, new trends have been established in this area of prenatal nutrition, that is, mother and offspring health based on appropriate nutrition during pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and after pregnancy. Nutraceuticals and natural products have been used by many cultures and societies around the world. This book focuses on recent trends and potential clinical evaluations of such nutraceuticals and natural products. Features: Examines the role of Nutraceuticals on the mothers and offspring’s disease and health Focuses on human population-based research Discuses role of nutraceuticals in placental development, nutraceuticals for gestational weight pain and post-partum obesity Covers nutraceuticals impacting uterine growth, gestational age, and mortality rate Explores the question whether Nutraceuticals intake in pregnant women is safe as they might be involved a wide variety of biological processes With 19 chapters written by established lead authors in this field, Nutraceuticals for Prenatal, Maternal and Offspring’s Nutritional Health addresses important findings of the latest scientific research regarding the role of nutraceuticals intake before and during pregnancy.

Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals, and Degenerative Disease Prevention

Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals, and Degenerative Disease Prevention
  • Author : Gopinadhan Paliyath,Marica Bakovic,Kalidas Shetty
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-08-15
  • Total pages :424
  • ISBN : 9780470960820
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Summary : Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals and Degenerative Disease Prevention is a compilation of different segments of functional foods and nutraceuticals focusing on their mechanism of action in the human body leading to disease prevention. Numerous chapters deal with different functional foods in terms of their efficacy, highlighting the mechanism of action of their ingredients. The book focuses on the biochemistry and molecular biology of the disease prevention process rather than simply compiling the benefits of functional foods and nutraceuticals. Aimed primarily at an audience comprised of researchers, industry professionals, food scientists, medical professionals and graduate level students, Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals and Degenerative Disease Prevention offers a mechanism-based interpretation for the effect of nutraceuticals within the human body. Ultimately, the discussion of the biological effects of a variety of functional foods will provide a wholesome approach to the maintenance of health through judicious choice of functional foods.

Nutraceutical and Functional Foods in Disease Prevention

Nutraceutical and Functional Foods in Disease Prevention
  • Author : Keservani, Raj K.,Sharma, Anil K.,Kesharwani, Rajesh K.
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-07-13
  • Total pages :569
  • ISBN : 9781522532682
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Summary : Current research on health, nutrition, and preventative care will always be in demand. As the battles against ailments such as diabetes and heart disease continue, medical professionals are seeking to create a healthier society through nutrition and dietary-based tactics. Nutraceutical and Functional Foods in Disease Prevention is a comprehensive publication providing current research on the dynamic fields of pharmaceutical and biomedical science in relation to nutrition. This book examines the interactions and associations between nutritive value and its therapeutic applications in human health. Touching on topics such as the impact of probiotics in human health and disease treatment, recent trends in functional foods for obesity management, and the clinical role of antioxidants in the treatment of diseases, this title proves a valuable resource for academicians, healthcare practitioners, medical researchers, and higher education students preparing for careers as health professionals.

Dietary Fibre Functionality in Food and Nutraceuticals

Dietary Fibre Functionality in Food and Nutraceuticals
  • Author : Farah Hosseinian,B. Dave Oomah,Rocio Campos-Vega
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-12-09
  • Total pages :328
  • ISBN : 9781119138075
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Summary : Increasing fiber consumption can address, and even reverse the progression of pre-diabetes and other associated non-communicable diseases. Understanding the link between plant dietary fiber and gut health is a small step in reducing the heavy economic burden of metabolic disease risks for public health. This book provides an overview of the occurence, significance and factors affecting dietary fiber in plant foods in order to critically evaluate them with particular emphasis on evidence for their beneficial health effects.

Nutraceutical and Functional Food Components

Nutraceutical and Functional Food Components
  • Author : Charis Michel Galanakis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-12-16
  • Total pages :382
  • ISBN : 9780128096505
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Summary : Nutraceutical and Functional Food Components: Effects of Innovative Processing Techniques presents the latest information on the chemistry, biochemistry, toxicology, health effects, and nutrition characteristics of food components and the recent trends and practices that the food industry (e.g. the implementation of non-thermal technologies, nanoencapsulation, new extraction techniques, and new sources, like by-products, etc.) has adopted. This book fills the gap in knowledge by denoting the impact of recent food industry advances in different parameters of food components (e.g. nutritional value, physical and chemical properties, bioavailability and bioaccessibility characteristics) and final products (e.g. applications, shelf-life, sensory characteristics). Provides a holistic view of the interactions between novel processing techniques and food components Explains how innovative techniques, such as non-thermal, nano-encapsulation, waste recovery, and novel extraction and processing methods impact the nutritional value of ingredients commonly used in functional food and nutraceutical products Covers food applications, shelf-life, and sensory characteristics

Nutrition, Microbiota and Noncommunicable Diseases

Nutrition, Microbiota and Noncommunicable Diseases
  • Author : Julio Plaza-Díaz
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-01-20
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 9783039369164
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Summary : Health is defined as “the state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease”. Surprisingly, the words “microbes” or “microorganism” are missing in this definition. The regulation of gut microbiota is mediated by an enormous quantity of aspects, such as microbiological factors, host characteristics, diet patterns, and environmental variables. Some protective, structural, and metabolic functions have been reported for gut microbiota, and these functions are related to the regulation of homeostasis and host health. Host defense against pathogens is, in part, mediated through gut microbiota action and requires intimate interpretation of the current microenvironment and discrimination between commensal and occasional bacteria. The present Special Issue provides a summary of the progress on the topic of intestinal microbiota and its important role in human health in different populations. This Special Issue will be of great interest from a clinical and public health perspective. Nevertheless, more studies with more samples and comparable methods are necessary to understand the actual function of intestinal microbiota in disease development and health maintenance.

Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Non-communicable Diseases - Molecular Mechanisms and Perspectives in Therapeutics

Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Non-communicable Diseases - Molecular Mechanisms and Perspectives in Therapeutics
  • Author : Jordi Camps
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-07-19
  • Total pages :223
  • ISBN : 9783319073200
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Summary : Oxidative stress and inflammation underpin most diseases; their mechanisms are inextricably linked. For example, chronic inflammation is associated with oxidation, anti-inflammatory cascades are linked to decreased oxidation, increased oxidative stress triggers inflammation and redox balance inhibits the inflammatory cellular response. Whether or not oxidative stress and inflammation represent the causes or the consequences of cellular pathology, they contribute significantly to the pathogenesis of non-communicable diseases. The incidence of obesity and other related metabolic disturbances are rising, as are age-related diseases due to progressively aging populations. Interrelations between the mechanisms of oxidative stress and of inflammatory signaling and metabolism are, in the broad sense of energy transformation, being increasingly recognized as part of the problem in non-communicable diseases. The book Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Non-communicable Diseases: Molecular Mechanisms and Perspectives in Therapeutics is an update on the latest research on the molecular basis of non-communicable diseases and the search for possible therapeutic alternatives. The authors of this monograph are experts in their field and the book as a whole, provides an overview of the biochemical alterations underlying diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, renal disease, neurological diseases and diabetes, emphasizing those aspects that they share in common. We hope that this book will be useful for researchers in biomedicine and also for physicians interested in finding the root causes of the disease, as well as for post-graduate students in biochemistry, molecular biology, nutrition or medicine.