Antioxidants in Health and Disease

Antioxidants in Health and Disease

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ISBN-13: 9781466580039
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/19/2015
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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Antonis Zampelas is a professor at the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition of the Agricultural University of Athens in Greece and at the Department of Nutrition and Health of the United Arab Emirates University. He earned his master’s degree in food science from the University of Reading and a PhD in clinical nutrition from the University of Surrey in the UK. He worked as research fellow at the University of Surrey, as senior scientific officer at the Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food in the UK, as assistant professor at the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Harokopio University and as president of the Hellenic Food Authority in Greece. Professor Zampelas’s research interests are in the field of cardiovascular nutrition and include conducting intervention studies and developing nutritional educational programs for Greek school children to prevent childhood obesity. He is also the principal investigator of the Hellenic Nutrition and Health Examination Survey. He has held leadership positions at various professional associations and committees. He has written or contributed to more than 120 peer-reviewed publications in international scientific journals and is the coauthor of 20 textbook chapters.

Renata Micha is research assistant professor in the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University; and the director of the Hellenic National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (H-NHANES) in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Agricultural University of Athens. Dr. Micha is a registered clinical dietician, public health nutritionist, and epidemiologist whose research focuses on global diet assessment and surveillance, the effects of diet on chronic diseases, mainly cardiometabolic diseases, and on population strategies to improve diet. She received a degree in nutrition and dietetics from Harokopio University of Athens, Greece, a PhD in public health nutrition from King’s College London, UK, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard in Nutritional and Cardiovascular Epidemiology. Prior to being appointed Research Assistant Professor at the Friedman School, Dr. Micha was Research Associate in the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Micha has received several awards and honours, and is an ad hoc manuscript reviewer in international journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine. She has authored more than 40 publications on diet and cardiovascular health in high impact scientific journals, such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, British Medical Journal, Circulation, and PLoS Medicine.

Table of Contents

THE INTEREST IN ANTIOXIDANTS: WHY AND HOW?
Reactive Oxygen Species: Production, Regulation, and Essential Functions; Robert B. Rucker

Major Dietary Antioxidants and Their Food Sources; Moschos Polissiou and Dimitra Daferera

ANTIOXIDANTS IN HEALTH
In Pregnancy; Ung Lim Teo and Andrew Shennan

Role of Antioxidants in Children’s Growth and Development; Fátima Pérez de Heredia, Ligia Esperanza Díaz, Aurora Hernández, Ana María Veses, Sonia Gómez-Martínez, and Ascensión Marcos

Adulthood and Old Age; Antonios E. Koutelidakis and Maria Kapsokefalou

Smoking, Oxidative Stress, and Antioxidant Intake; Aristea Baschali and Dimitrios Karagiannis

Physical Exercise; Mustafa Atalay, Jani Lappalainen, Ayhan Korkmaz, and Chandan K. Sen

ANTIOXIDANTS IN DISEASE: CHRONIC DISEASES
Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke; Antonis Zampelas and Ioannis Dimakopoulos

Diabetes; Vaia Lambadiari, Foteini Kousathana, and George Dimitriadis

Cancer; Eleni Andreou

ANTIOXIDANTS IN DISEASE: NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES
Antioxidants in Neurodegeneration—Truth or Myth?; Francisco Capani, George Barreto, Eduardo Blanco Calvo, and Christopher Horst Lillig

ANTIOXIDANTS IN DISEASE: INFLAMMATORY DISORDERS
Gastrointestinal Disorders; Michael Georgoulis, Ioanna Kechribari, and Meropi D. Kontogianni

Antioxidants in Obesity and Inflammation; Chrysi Koliaki, Alexander Kokkinos, and Nicholas Katsilambros

ANTIOXIDANTS IN DISEASE: IMMUNE SYSTEM
Modulation of Immune Response by Antioxidants; Kathrin Becker, Florian Überall, Dietmar Fuchs, and Johanna M. Gostner

ANTIOXIDANTS IN DISEASE: HIV/AIDS
HIV/AIDS; Heike Englert and Germaine Nkengfack

ROLE OF HERBS
Role of Herbs and Spices—In Health and Longevity and in Disease; Krishnapura Srinivasan

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