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Title Anthocyanins in health and disease / editors, Taylor C. Wallace, M. Monica Giusti
Published Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, 2014
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Contents Ch. 1. Anthocyanins in health and disease prevention / Maria Fernanda Nunez and Bernadene A. Magnuson -- ch. 2. Basic anthocyanin chemistry and dietary sources -- ch. 3. Bioavailability and bioabsorption of anthocyanins / Tony K. McGhie and David E. Stevenson -- ch. 4. Analysis of anthocyanins in biological samples / Pu Jing and M. Monica Giusti -- ch. 5. Antioxidant activities of anthocyanins / Xianli Wu -- ch. 6. Anthocyanins in cardiovascular disease prevention / Taylor C. Wallace -- ch. 7. Anthocyanins and metabolic syndrome / Diana E. Roopchand, Leonel E. Rojo, David Ribnicky, and Ilya Raskin -- ch. 8. Anthocyanins, anthocyanin derivatives, and colorectal cancer / Li-Shu Wang, Chieh-Ti Kuo, Dan Peiffer, Claire Seguin, Kristen Stoner, Yi-Wen Huang, Tim H.-M. Huang, Nita Salzman, Zhongfa Liu, Daniel Rosenberg, Guang-Yu Yang, Wencai Yang, Xiuli Bi, Steven Carmella, Stephen Hecht, and Gary Stoner -- ch. 9. Anthocyanins in visual performance and ocular diseases / Francois Tremblay and Wilhelmina Kalt -- ch. 10. Effects of anthocyanins on neuronal and cognitive brain functions / Erika K. Ross, Aimee N. Winter, and Daniel A. Linseman -- ch. 11. Role of anthocyanins in skin aging and UV-induced skin damage / Leonel E. Rojo, Diana E. Roopchand, Brittany Graf, Diana M. Cheng, David Ribnicky, Bertold Fridlender, and Ilya Raskin -- ch. 12. Anthocyanins, innate immunity, and exercise / Suzanne Maria Hurst and Roger Donald Hurst
Summary Anthocyanins, polyphenolic compounds abundant in certain foods, are responsible for the orange-red to blue-violet hues evident in many fruits, vegetables, cereal grains, and flowers. Interest in these pigments has intensified due to their potential health-promoting properties as dietary antioxidants, as well as their use as natural dyes in a variety of products. Mechanistic studies from in vitro experiments as well as in vivo clinical trials demonstrate wide-ranging efficacy and biological activity of anthocyanins. Anthocyanins in Health and Disease presents the first comprehensive review of modern-day research on the relationship of anthocyanins to human health and disease. Written by an interdisciplinary group of distinguished scientists, this book examines the bioavailability, chemistry, metabolism, and efficacy of anthocyanins, as well as their role in protecting the body from several age- and obesity-related chronic diseases. Chapters cover the absorption, digestion, metabolism, and excretion of anthocyanins; current methodology for the assessment of anthocyanins in the blood, plasma, urine, and tissues; and anthocyanins as potent antioxidants. The book discusses health-related topics such as anthocyanins and protection against disease, including cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, type-2 diabetes, and cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. It also addresses health-promoting effects of anthocyanins, namely, maintenance of normal vision and prevention of ocular pathologies, protective effects against skin aging, and their role in innate immunity and exercise. Covering a wide array of specialized knowledge, this book provides an authoritative source of information on the role of anthocyanins in health and disease, an important step toward advancing research and enhancing communication on these functional ingredients. Book jacket
Notes "A CRC title."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Anthocyanins -- pharmacology.
Anthocyanins -- therapeutic use.
Diet Therapy.
Vegetarianism -- Health aspects
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Healthy Living.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Reference.
MEDICAL -- Preventive Medicine.
Vegetarianism -- Health aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Giusti, M. Monica, editor.
Wallace, Taylor C., editor.
ISBN 1439894760