Vegetables, Fruits, And Herbs In Health Promotion / Edition 1

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Overview

The use of dietary vegetables and medicinal herbs to improve health is a phenomenon that is taking society by storm. Herbal products are now a multi-billion dollar business. Even more important, this business is built upon extremely little research data. The FDA is pushing the industry-with Congress' help- to base their claims and products on scientific phenomena.

Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs in Health Promotion discusses the most effective ways of conducting research geared toward deriving maximum nutritional benefit from vegetables, fruits, and herbs. The book addresses such questions as:

o How much vegetables and herbs should be consumed?
•Can extracts or components be useful replacements for vegetable consumption?
•Does red wine reduce the risk of heart disease, and if so, what are the active agents and mechanisms?

Increased consumption of vegetables and herbs promotes health, increases longevity, and reduces the risk of cancer and heart disease. Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs in Health Promotion is an invaluable reference for providing you with the knowledge necessary for fostering positive changes in dietary habits.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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"Eat your (recommended intake of) vegetables" is heeded by only 18% of US adults, according to the National Cancer Institute. In light of Food and Drug Administration pressure on the multi-billion dollar herbal products industry for better empirical support of its claims, these 20 contributed chapters by international academic and industry scientists comprise a timely examination of the effects of dietary phytochemicals in the form of vegetables, fruits, herbs, supplements, and special diets on disease prevention and optimal health promotion. The volume concludes with a review of US legal developments in marketing foods with health claims. Watson is affiliated with the U. of Arizona's College of Public Health and department of family and community medicine. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849300387
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Series: Modern Nutrition Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Plants and Animal Estrogens in Menopause
Coenzyme Q10 and Heart Disease and Health Promotion
Japanese Vegetable Juice, Aojiru, and Health Promotion
The Immunomodulatory Potential of Phytochemicals
Nutrients in Cognitive Disorder
Antioxidants as Therapies of Diseases of Old Age
Nutrition and Stress in Cause and Prevention of Eye Diseases of Old Age
Fruits and Vegetables and Cancer Risk of the Aged
Vegetable Extract Supplements: Nutritional and Biomedical Effects
Nutrients and Vegetables: Protection from Sun Damage
Vegetables and Their Antioxidants in Reducing Tobacco Smoke Toxicity
Functional Medicine Diets to Attenuate Neurodegenerative Diseases
Cranberries and Disease Prevention
Taste and Vegetable and Fruit Intake in the Aged
Gastrointestinal Nutritional Problems in the Aged: Role in Vegetable and Fruit Use
Foods That Reduce Stress: Immune Management
Tomatoes and Their Extract in Health Promotion
Role of Fruits and Vegetables and Their Extracts in Preventing Osteoporosis
Soybean and Soybean Phytochemicals: Prospects for Cancer and Disease Prevention
Garlic and Health Promotion
Wine and Grapes
Herbal and Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine From a European Perspective
Dietary Intervention Strategy

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