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Pocket Antioxidants
     

Pocket Antioxidants

by Amitava Dasgupta
 

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We've all heard the word "antioxidants" and we all have some vague idea of what they are and what they do. Now, with Pocket Antioxidants, medical-level knowledge of this topic is available to a general audience. Prestigious researcher Dr. Amitava Dasgupta takes the latest antioxidant research from peer-reviewed medical journals and makes it accessible to anyone in

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We've all heard the word "antioxidants" and we all have some vague idea of what they are and what they do. Now, with Pocket Antioxidants, medical-level knowledge of this topic is available to a general audience. Prestigious researcher Dr. Amitava Dasgupta takes the latest antioxidant research from peer-reviewed medical journals and makes it accessible to anyone in this handy little book.
Dasgupta explains what oxidative stress really means, the danger of "free radicals," and the benefits of antioxidants. He explains that the best way to combat free radicals is by eating antioxidant-rich foods and supplements. Readers will learn which foods are highest in which antioxidants. Readers also learn that antioxidants sometimes come from surprising sources, such as coffee or alcohol.
With the tips in this book, readers can avoid the risks of following the false information and pseudoscience found on various web sites, and become empowered to pick their favorite fruits, vegetables, and herbal supplements - with the goal of living a healthier life!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897936354
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/19/2013
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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Dr. Amitava Dasgupta received his Ph.D in 1986 in Chemistry from Stanford University and completed his postdoctoral training in Clinical Chemistry from the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the University of Washington at Seattle. He is board-certified in both Toxicology and Clinical Chemistry by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry and a member of AACC since 1987. Currently, he is a tenured Full Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston and the Director of Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology Laboratory of Memorial-Hermann Laboratory Services, the teaching hospital of University of Texas-Houston medical school. Dr. Dasgupta has published 190 scientific papers and has written many invited review articles and abstracts. He has also written five books and edited another seven books. He is on the Editorial Board of five major journals including American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Clinica Chimica Acta and Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis. He is the recipient of 2009 Irvine Sunshine Award from the International Association for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology (IATDMCT) for outstanding contribution in clinical toxicology. In 2010 he received AACC (American Association for Clinical Chemistry) Outstanding Contribution to Education Award.

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