Functional Foods and Cardiovascular Disease / Edition 1

Functional Foods and Cardiovascular Disease / Edition 1

by Mohammed H. Moghadasian
     
 

ISBN-10: 1420071106

ISBN-13: 9781420071108

Pub. Date: 03/07/2012

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Cardiovascular disease remains the number one killer in North America and around the world. The staggering medical costs involved in treating patients suffering from this disease demand an alternative approach to prevent or minimize its development. In Functional Foods and Cardiovascular Disease, international researchers reveal essential

Overview

Cardiovascular disease remains the number one killer in North America and around the world. The staggering medical costs involved in treating patients suffering from this disease demand an alternative approach to prevent or minimize its development. In Functional Foods and Cardiovascular Disease, international researchers reveal essential up-to-date information on the role that functional foods and nutraceuticals play in preventing the development of heart disease.

Highlighting the physiological benefits of a host of functional foods, the book examines:

  • The pathogenesis of coronary artery disease
  • Genetic methods for enhancing bioactives in foods and new techniques for extracting bioactive components for developing functional foods
  • Clinical and experimental evidence of the cardiovascular benefits of fish oils and plant oils, particularly flaxseed oil
  • The importance of folic acid in homocysteine metabolism and its impact on cardiovascular disease
  • Clinical and experimental evidence for the cardiovascular benefits of plant sterols
  • The beneficial effects of wine,
    garlic products, eggs, fiber, cocoa and chocolate, and coffee and tea on cardiovascular health

While there have been great improvements in treating coronary heart disease through surgery and medications, prevention through diet and exercise should remain an essential priority in maintaining the health of the aging population. Nutritionists, food scientists, and those working in the health industry will find that this book enhances their understanding of the potential role of functional foods in combating cardiovascular disease before more aggressive treatment is needed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420071108
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/07/2012
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

The Pathophysiology of Coronary Artery Disease; Chantal M.C. Bassett, Richelle S. McCullough, Justin F. Deniset, Andrea L. Edel, Andrew Francis, Delfin Rodriguez-Leyva, Mirna N. Chahine, and Grant N. Pierce

Advances in Technology to Generate Cardiovascular-Friendly Functional Food Products; N. A. Michael Eskin, Curtis Rempel, and Michel Aliani

Clinical and Experimental Evidence on Cardiovascular Benefits of Fish Oil; Mohammed H. Moghadasian and Natalie D. Riediger

Alpha-Linolenic Acid and Cardiovascular Disease: Flaxseed Oil; Kelley C. Fitzpatrick

Folic Acid and Pathogenesis of Cardiovascular Disease; James D. House, Mingyan Jing, Sun-Young Hwang, and Karmin O

Experimental and Clinical Evidence of Cardiovascular Benefits of Plant Sterols; Rgia A. Othman and Mohammed H. Moghadasian

Wine and Cardiovascular Benefits; Giuseppe Mazza

Role of Garlic Products in Reducing Cardiovascular Risks; Atif B. Awad and Peter G. Bradford

Impact of Egg Consumption in Development or Prevention of Heart Disease; Donald J. McNamara

Fibers and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease; Amy Noto, Peter Zahradka, Tabitha Marshall, and Carla Taylor

Chocolate and Cocoa: A Comprehensive Review on Cardiovascular Benefits; Ayyappan Appukuttan Aachary, Usha Thiyam, and N. A. Michael Eskin

Tea and Coffee: A Concise Review of Effects on Cardiovascular Risk Factors; Ayyappan Appukuttan Aachary, Usha Thiyam, and N. A. Michael Eskin

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