Book Cover
Author Owusu-Apenten, R. K

Title Bioactive peptides : applications for improving nutrition and health / Richard Owusu-Apenten
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (xix, 394 pages) : illustrations
Contents Chapter 1. Nutrition and the Host Response to Infection and Injury -- Chapter 2. Bioactive Peptides for Nutrition and Health -- Chapter 3. Dietary Protein Requirements for Health -- Chapter 4. Protein Turnover and Economics within the Body -- Chapter 5. Major Processes for Muscle Gain and Loss -- Chapter 6. Inflammation and Innate Immune Response -- Chapter 7. Infection and Sepsis -- Chapter 8. Anabolic Dysfunction -- Chapter 9. Bioactive Peptides for Alleviating Illness Anorexia
Summary "Presenting data from human studies and trials, along with recent research findings, this work summarizes the applications, and benefits of bioactive peptides used to mitigate major metabolic derangements arising from chronic illnesses and resulting in unwanted weight loss. Recent studies show bioactive peptides to enhance the body's antioxidant status, antisepsis capacity, immune function, anti-inflammatory capacity, mineral absorption, and appetite. This book covers general principles, such as host response, quality factors, protein economics, and muscle loss. It includes case studies on ageing, AIDS, COPD, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, kidney failure, and tuberculosis."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Peptide drugs.
Dietary supplements.
Proteins -- Metabolism.
Proteins in human nutrition.
Appetite stimulants.
Peptides -- therapeutic use
Dietary Supplements
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Peptides -- pharmacology
Wasting Syndrome -- diet therapy
Wasting Syndrome -- etiology
Appetite Stimulants
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biochemistry.
Appetite stimulants
Dietary supplements
Peptide drugs
Proteins in human nutrition
Proteins -- Metabolism
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781439813638