The book begins with a number of introductory chapters which discuss the regulation of functional foods in the EU, the role of diet generally in preventing degenerative disease. Part one then examines bone and oral health with chapters on the use of diet to control osteoporosis, the use of functional ingredients to improve bone strength, and ways of maintaining dental health. Part two discusses how obesity can be controlled, whilst part three looks at gut health and maintaining the immune function using functional ingredients such as probiotics and prebiotics. The final part of the book reviews research on functional foods and cancer with chapters on synbiotics, anti-angiogenic functional foods, glucosinolates, dietary fibre and phytoestrogens.
Functional foods, ageing and degenerative disease is a standard reference for all those concerned with the role of functional foods in the prevention and control of degenerative disease.
- Explores diet strategies for preventing diseases including osteoporosis
- Summarises key management techniques for obesity, irritable bowel syndrome and oral health
- Presents the role of functional foods in promoting good health
Reusens, BDr Brigitte Reusens is a senior scientist at the internationally-renowned Université Catholique de Louvain, and is noted for his research in functional foods and degenerative disease.