Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Arthritis and Related Inflammatory Diseases: Bioactive Food in Chronic Disease States

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Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy
Academic Press, Oct 22, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 680 pages
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While diet has long been recognized as having potential to alleviate symptoms of inflammatory diseases including arthritis, lupus and fibromyalgia, research indicates that specific foods offer particular benefits in preventing or mitigating specific symptoms. Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Arthritis and Inflammatory Diseases is the only available resource focused on exploring the latest advances in bioactive food research written for the scientist or professional audience.

  • The only single-volume resource for scientists and professionals seeking information on how bioactive foods may assist in the treatment of inflammatory disease
  • Includes coverage of probiotics, prebiotics, and polyphenols
  • Convenient, efficient and effective source that allows reader to identify potential uses of compounds – or indicate those compounds whose use may in fact be of little or no health benefit
  • Documents foods that can affect inflammatory disease and ways the associated information could be used to understand other diseases, which share common etiological pathways
 

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Contents

Probiotics and Prebiotics in Immune Modulation
357
The Role of Dark Chocolate on Inflammation A Bitter Taste for a Better Life
371
Polyphenols and Inflammation
379
Fish Oil and CReactive Protein
393
Pycnogenol and Antioxidant Activity in Health Promotion
405
AntiInflammatory Benefits of Pentacyclic Triterpenes
413
Polyphenols Promising Therapeutics for Inflammatory Diseases?
421
Immune Alterations in Metabolic Syndrome The Old Story of Chicken and Egg
431

Diet Modulated Inflammation in Chronic Disease An Overview
133
Food Supplements and Immune Function in Humans
145
Natural Antioxidants and Resistance to Infection
157
The Effects of Flavonoids on the Immune System
175
Wheat Allergy
189
Tomato Food Allergy
203
Indian Medicinal Plants as Immunomodulators Scientific Validation of the Ethnomedicinal Beliefs
215
Probiotics and Eczema
225
Immunomodulating Effect of Polysaccharide
241
Bioactive Foods Nutrients and Herbs in Infectious Diseases
251
Probiotics and Prebiotics Health Promotion by Immune Modulation in the Elderly
257
Vitamin DBinding Protein Role in Osteoporosis
271
AntiInflammatory Natural Foods
279
Lycopene Modulation of Inflammation Role in Disease Pathology
305
Fruits and Vegetables as Functional Foods for Exercise and Inflammation
319
Inflammation and Nutraceutical Modulation
337
Modulatory Role of Unsaturated Fatty Acids in Immune Defense against Microorganisms
347
Immunomodulation by Food for Mitigating Allergic Disease
451
Resveratrol and InflammatoryAutoimmune Diseases
461
Tart Cherry Fruits Implications for Human Health
473
Olive Oil and Infection
485
Bioactive Foods and Nutrients
499
Potassium and Arthritis
507
Dietary Antioxidants and Rheumatoid Arthritis
515
Ginger Zingiber officinale Roscoe in the Treatment and Prevention of Arthritis
529
Mechanisms of Fish OilModulated Inflammation and Health
545
Flavonoids and Immunomodulation
555
AntiInflammatory Properties of Genetically Modified Lactic Acid Bacteria
581
Medicinal Efficacy of Indian Herbal Remedies for the Treatment of Arthritis
601
AntiInflammatory Herbs for Arthritis
619
Antioxidant and AntiInflammatory Actions of Passion Fruit Peel Extract in Modifying Osteoarthritis Hypertens
633
Index
641
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Ronald Ross Watson, PhD, is Professor of Health Promotion Sciences at the University of Arizona, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. Dr. Watson began his research in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health as a Fellow in 1971 doing field work on vaccines in Saudi Arabia. He has done clinical studies in Colombia, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United States which provides a broad international view of public health. He has served in the military reserve hospital for 17 years with extensive training in medical responses to disasters as the chief biochemistry officer of a general hospital, retiring as a Lt. Colonel. He is a distinguished member of several national and international nutrition, immunology, and cancer societies. Dr. Watson’s career has involved studying many lifestyle aspects for their uses in health promotion. He has edited over 100 biomedical reference books and 450 papers and chapters. His teaching and research focuses on alcohol, tobacco, and drugs of abuse in heart function and disease in mouse models.

Victor R. Preedy, PhD, is Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, at the King's College in London. He is also a Professor of Clinical Biochemistry in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry. Dr. Preedy is also Director of the Genomics Centre, King's College London. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in 2000. In 1993, he gained a D.Sc. degree for his outstanding contribution to protein metabolism. He was elected as a Fellow to the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (2004) and The Royal Institute of Public Health (2004). In 2009, Dr. Preedy was also elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). He has written or edited over 550 articles, which includes over 160 peer-reviewed manuscripts based on original research and 85 reviews and 30 books. His interests pertain to matters concerning Public Health and how this is influenced by nutrition, addictions and other lifestyle factors. Professor Preedy is especially committed to bridging the person-public health divide.

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