Phytochemicals: A new Paradigm

Phytochemicals: A new Paradigm

by Wayne R. Bidlack
     
 

The phytochemical industry has entered a rapid growth phase internationally. Market demands are driving product development, while science tries to identify specific components that contribute health giving properties at physiological exposure levels. This book presents the findings of multidisciplinary research on the identification of active components in plant

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The phytochemical industry has entered a rapid growth phase internationally. Market demands are driving product development, while science tries to identify specific components that contribute health giving properties at physiological exposure levels. This book presents the findings of multidisciplinary research on the identification of active components in plant products and their possible physiologic benefits in the management or prevention of disease. Findings include: the latest epidemiological evidence on the association of fruits and vegetables and reduced risk of a variety of tumors; the role of tocotrienols in atherosclerosis and cancer prevention; the balance between known benefits and risks of free radical oxidation chemistry; metabolic pathways of carotenoids and their potential role in the prevention of cancer and age-related macular degeneration; a model for viewing interactions between phytochemicals. Also discussed are the potential applications for fungal components as food ingredients and supplement products and components of garlic and onions, including changes caused by processing of garlic nutritional supplements. A final chapter discusses developing claims for new phytochemical products.

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The once alternative but increasingly mainstream new diet-health paradigm extols the natural compounds in foods for disease prevention and treatment. Ten papers address the role of phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables in relation to cancer risk and chronic disease (with garlic and onions meriting their own chapter); their specific actions in metabolism; interactions; a case study of algal-derived beta-carotene; emerging applications of fungi; and issues in developing claims for conventional foods, medical food products, and dietary supplements. Based on a 1996 conference co-sponsored by the Rehnborg Center for Nutrition Wellness, Amway Corp., and the College of Agriculture, California State Polytechnic U., Ponoma. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781566766845
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/14/1998
Pages:
179
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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