Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Arthritis and Inflammatory Diseases, Second Edition is a valuable scientific resource that focuses on the latest advances in bioactive food research and the potential benefit of bioactive food choice on arthritis. Written by experts from around the world, the book presents important information that can help improve the health of those at risk for arthritis and related conditions using food selection as its foundation.
- Serves as a starting point for in-depth discussions in academic settings
- Offers detailed, well-documented reviews outlining the ability of bioactive foods to improve and treat arthritis
- Includes updated research on the global epidemic of diabetes
- Updated with current research on antioxidant flavonoids, anti-Inflammatory natural foods, ginger and the effects of beef on inflammation
- Documents foods that can affect metabolic syndrome and ways the associated information could be used to understand other diseases that share common etiological pathways
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A. Overview and background on diet and arthritis/inflammation modifications 1. Foods and Arthritis: An overview 2. Probiotics for the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis 3. Integrative and Complementary Medicine Use in Adults with Chronic Lower Back Pain, Neck Pain, and Arthritis/Musculoskeletal Diseases 4. Anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic activities of some foods and spices 5. Improvement of Standard Anti-Rheumatic Therapy by Phytochemicals
B. Nutrients and inflammation modification during arthritis 6. Nutrients and dietary supplements for osteoarthritis 7. Dietary Short Chain Fatty Acids: An Effective Approach to Tackle Inflammation and Autoimmune Diseases 8. Vitamin K and Rheumatoid Arthritis 9. Regulation of immune cell function by short chain fatty acids and their impact on arthritis 10. Effects of 25-hydroxyvitamin D on Bone Mineral Density and Disease Activity in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis 11. Vitamin D and Autoimmunity
C. Foods in arthritis 12. Prebiotic fibers and their potential effects on knee osteoarthritis and related pain 13. Zingiber officinale: Anti-inflammatory actions and potential usage for arthritic conditions 14. Garlic and its role in Arthritis management 15. Cinnamon and arthritic care 16. Biochemistry and Biology of Avocado and Soy Unsaponifiables in Osteoarthritis 17. Current review on mangosteen usages in anti-inflammation and other related disorders
D. Nutraceuticals and herbs in modifications of arthritis 18. Role of flavonoids in management of inflammatory disorders 19. Nawarathne Kalka: anti-inflammatory actions and potential usage for arthritic conditions 20. Naringenin: A Promising Flavonoid for Herbal Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Associated Inflammatory Disorders 21. Endophytic fungi as a new source of anti-rheumatoid metabolites 22. Herbal formulations and their bioactive components as dietary supplements for treating rheumatoid arthritis 23. The potential of plants of the genus Syzygium (Myrtaceae) for the prevention and treatment of arthritic and autoimmune diseases 24. Curcumin: An anti-inflammatory compound from turmeric and its role in alleviating arthiritis 25. Nuclear factor kappa B Inhibition as a therapeutic target of Nutraceuticals in arthritis, osteoarthritis and related inflammation
E. Plants extracts and compounds in arthritis 26. The beneficial role of Rutin: A naturally occurring flavonoids in health promotion and disease prevention: A systematic review and update 27. Ocimum basilicum L. anti-inflammatory actions and potential usage for arthritic conditions 28. Anti-inflammatory properties of Schinus Terebinthifolius and its use in arthritic conditions 29. Hemidesmus indicus and usage for arthritic conditions 30. Phyllanthus spp. as a potential alternative treatment of arthritic conditions 31. Purple willow (Salix purpurea L.) and its potential uses for the treatment of arthritis and rheumatism 32. Methylsulfonylmethane: anti-inflammatory actions and usage for arthritic conditions 33. Therapeutic Potential of Thymoquinone in Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Related Autoimmune Diseases
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.
Preedy, Victor R.
Victor R. Preedy BSc, PhD, DSc, FRSB, FRSPH, FRCPath, FRSC is a staff member of the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine within King's College London. He is also a member of the Division of Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences (research) and the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics (teaching). Professor Preedy is also Director of the Genomics Centre of King's College London.
Professor Preedy graduated in 1974 with an Honours Degree in Biology and Physiology with Pharmacology. He gained his University of London PhD in 1981. In 1992, he received his Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists and in 1993 he gained his second doctorate (DSc), for his outstanding contribution to protein metabolism in health and disease. Professor Preedy was elected as a Fellow to the Institute of Biology in 1995 and to the Royal College of Pathologists in 2000. Since then he has been elected as a Fellow to the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (2004) and The Royal Institute of Public Health (2004). In 2009, Professor Preedy became a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health and in 2012 a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Professor Preedy has carried out research when attached to Imperial College London, The School of Pharmacy (now part of University College London) and the MRC Centre at Northwick Park Hospital. He has collaborated with research groups in Finland, Japan, Australia, USA and Germany. Prof Preedy is a leading expert on the science of health and has a long standing interest in neurological disease and tissue pathology. He has lectured nationally and internationally. To his credit, Professor Preedy has published over 600 articles, which includes peer-reviewed manuscripts based on original research, abstracts and symposium presentations, reviews and numerous books and volumes.