Phytochemicals in Nutrition and Health

Phytochemicals in Nutrition and Health

by Mark S. Meskin
     
 

ISBN-10: 1587160838

ISBN-13: 9781587160837

Pub. Date: 03/19/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Are soy isoflavones neuroprotective? Just how different is one species of Echinacea from another? Which phytochemicals will be effective as therapeutic agents in vivo? Supported by solid scientific research, Phytochemicals in Nutrition and Health helps provide answers to these and other probing questions concerning the mechanisms of action associated with

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Are soy isoflavones neuroprotective? Just how different is one species of Echinacea from another? Which phytochemicals will be effective as therapeutic agents in vivo? Supported by solid scientific research, Phytochemicals in Nutrition and Health helps provide answers to these and other probing questions concerning the mechanisms of action associated with beneficial phytochemical groups. It examines new areas such as the efficacy and safety of medicinal herbs, the use of biotechnology to manipulate and enhance the phytochemical profiles of various plants, and the pharmacokinetics of phytochemicals in humans.

The editors also expand discussion presented in their previous books on phytochemicals. They explore new research on phytochemicals in the Vaccinium family (cranberries, blueberries and bilberries), wine, and oilseeds, and the biological activity of Echinacea in humans. Additional chapters present new information about isothiocyanates, lycopene, carotenoids other than beta-carotene, tocotrienols, and phytoestrogens. Highlighting phytochemicals that have significant potential for promoting health or preventing disease, Phytochemicals in Nutrition and Health expands discussions of appropriate research methodologies and new technologies in this exciting field.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587160837
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/19/2002
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Evidence-Based Herbalism, E. Ernst

Phytochemical Diversity and Biological Activity in Echinacea Phytomedicines: Challenges to Quality Control and Germplasm Improvement, J.T. Arnason, S.E. Binns, and B.R. Baum

Phytochemicals in the Vaccinium Family: Bilberries, Blueberries, and Cranberries, Mary Ellen Camire

Wine Polyphenols and Protection from Atherosclerosis and Ischemic Heart Disease: Drink to your Health, Michael A. Dubick

Beyond a-tocopherol: The Role of the Other Tocopherols and Tocotrienols, Andreas M. Papas

Phytochemical Pharmacokinetics, Harold L. Newmark and Chung S. Yang

Dietary Isothiocyanates: Roles in Cancer Prevention and Metabolism in Rodents and Humans, Fung-Lung Chung

Rationale for the use of Soy Phytoestrogens for Neuroprotection, Helen Kim

Bioengineering and Breeding Approaches for Improving Nutrient and Phytochemical Content of Plants, David W. Sill

Phytochemicals in Oilseeds, Fereidoon Shahidi

Lycopene and Human Health, Betty Jane Burri

Astaxanthin, b-Cryptoxanthin, Lutein and Zeaxanthin, J.T. Landrum, R.A. Bone, and C. Herrero

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