Vitamin C in Health and Disease / Edition 1

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"Provides an up-to-the-minute, comprehensive analysis of the most recent theoretical and clinical developments in vitamin C research—integrating a wide variety of interdisciplinary studies into a single-source volume. Highlights the redox properties of vitamin C, including regeneration, participation in antioxidant networks, and influence on atherosclerosis."

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Australian Journal of Nutrition & Dietetics
...a mine of information.
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A wide range of perspectives the subject. Traces the history of scurvy and vitamin C from early sea voyages to the its isolation, characterization, and synthesis; discusses its chemistry, biochemistry, transport, and redox properties; the physiological and biomedical aspects, especially as they relate to aging but also in such areas as immunodeficiency diseases; and the effects of vitamin C at the level of health and disease, including such aspects as metabolism, nutrition, safety, and its effects on the consequences of alcohol consumption and exposure to cigarette smoke. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824793135
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 5/5/1997
  • Series: Antioxidants in Health and Disease Series , #4
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 10.25 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

History of vitamin C: a history of scurvy and vitamin C. Chemistry and biochemistry: an overview of ascorbic acid chemistry and biochemistry; antioxidant and prooxidant properties of vitamin C; the vitamin C radical and its reactions; vitamin C and redox cycling antioxidants; regeneration of vitamin C; protein glycation by the oxidation products of ascorbic acid; ascorbate membrane transport properties. Physiology and biomedical aspects: vitamin C as an antiatherogen - mechanisms of action; protection of human low-density lipoprotein from oxidative modification by vitamin C; diet and oxidative damage to DNA - the importance of ascorbate as an antioxidant; vitamin C, collagen biosynthesis and aging; oxidative stress and ascorbate in relation to risk for cataract and age-related maculopathy; antioxidant action of vitamin C in the lung; vitamin C and asthma; effect of vitamin C on leucocyte function and adhesion to endothelial cells. Nutrition and health: human metabolism and the requirement for vitamin C; vitamin C safety in human; vitamin C in prospective epidemiological studies; nitrogen oxides are important contributors to cigarette smoke-induced ascorbate oxidation; vitamin C and cigarette smoke exposure; vitamin C, smoking, and alcohol consumption. (Part contents).

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