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Author International Phytochemical Conference (7th : 2008 : Buena Park, Calif.)

Title Phytochemicals : health promotion and therapeutic potential / editors, Colleen Carkeet [and others]
Published Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis/CRC Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 250 pages) : illustrations
Contents Ch. 1. Fruit, vegetables, and phytochemicals in human health and disease / Dawna Salter Venzon and Samantha M. Izzy -- ch. 2. Wine and cancer / Susan E. Ebeler -- ch. 3. Anthocyanins and heart disease / Janet A. Novotny -- ch. 4. Multidisciplinary studies of anti-inflammatory botanicals : ginger and turmeric / Barbara N. Timmermann and Janet L. Funk -- ch. 5. Novel approach for screening natural plant ingredients for development of nutraceutical bone health supplements / David Fast [and others] -- ch. 6. Comprehensive strategies for evaluating the adaptogenic properties of phytochemicals / Mary Ann Lila and Diana Cheng -- ch. 7. Prevention of obesity, diabetes, and cancer with lifestyle intervention strategies / Jacob J. Junco and Thomas J. Slaga -- ch. 8. Alterations in the adiposity and dyslipidemia of obesity by berries and berry phytochemicals / Ronald L. Prior -- ch. 9. Literature review on the ergogenic effects of quercetin / Alyson Mitchell, Jihyun Lee, and Valeria Acquarone -- ch. 10. Berry fruit and nuts : their role in reducing oxidative stress and inflammation in the aging brain / Marshall G. Miller, Barbara Shukitt-Hale, and James A. Joseph -- ch. 11. Brahmi : traditional botanical medicine for cognitive decline / Carlo Calabrese and Amala Soumyanath -- ch. 12. Bioavailability of dietary carotenoids in humans : a review of results from studies with momordica cochinchinensis spreng (Redmelon) and of [superscript 14]C-tracer studies using accelerator mass spectrometry / Le Thuy Vuong
Summary "An examination of foods, botanicals, and phytochemicals as they relate to the prevention of age-related chronic diseases, this book discusses herbs and spices in cancer prevention; wine, phenolics, and cancer; anthocyanins in cardiovascular health; anti-inflammatories; skin photoprotection; beny phytochemicals; green tea catechins; and cognitive function in the elderly. The book begins with an overview of phytonutrients in human health and disease, and covers chronic disease prevention, bone and joint health, skin health, obesity and metabolism, and brain health. The final chapter describes an analytical technique 'proving very powerful in phytonutrient research in humans"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Chronic diseases -- Prevention -- Congresses.
Herbs -- Therapeutic use -- Congresses.
Materia medica, Vegetable -- Congresses.
Older people -- Diseases -- Prevention -- Congresses.
Phytochemicals -- Congresses.
Chronic Disease -- prevention & control.
Phytotherapy -- methods.
Plant Extracts -- therapeutic use.
Genre/Form Congress.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Carkeet, Colleen.
ISBN 1306537681 (MyiLibrary)
1466551631 (electronic bk.)
9781306537681 (MyiLibrary)
9781466551633 (electronic bk.)