Dietary Interventions in Gastrointestinal Diseases: Foods, Nutrients and Dietary Supplements provides valuable insights into the agents that affect metabolism and other health-related conditions in the gastrointestinal system. It provides nutritional treatment options for those suffering from gastrointestinal diseases including Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and Allergies, among others. Information is presented on a variety of foods, including herbs, fruits, soy and olive oil, thus showing that changes in intake can change antioxidant and disease preventing non-nutrients and affect gastrointestinal health and/or disease promotion.
This book serves as a valuable resource for biomedical researchers who focus on identifying the causes of gastrointestinal diseases and food scientists targeting health-related product development.
- Provides information on agents that affect metabolism and other health-related conditions in the gastrointestinal tract
- Explores the impact of composition, including differences based on country of origin and processing techniques to highlight compositional differences and their effect on the gastrointestinal tract
- Addresses the most positive results from dietary interventions using bioactive foods to impact gastrointestinal diseases, including reduction of inflammation and improved function of organs
A. Background and overview of diet and GI tract health 1. Plant family, carvacrol and putative protection in gastric cancer 2. The Physics of Fiber in the Gastrointestinal Tract: Laxation, Antidiarrheal, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome 3. Dietary interventions and Inflammatory Bowel Disease 4. The Gastrointestinal system and obesity 5.Constipation: a symptom of chronic food intolerance? 6. Food, Nutrients and Dietary Supplements in Management of Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction (DBGIs), formerly Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FGIDs) 7. Vitamin D and Quality of Life of Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
B. Nutrition and GI tract 8. Sealing the leaky gut represents a beneficial mechanism of zinc intervention for alcoholic liver disease 9. Exclusive Enteral Nutrition in Children with Crohn Disease: A Focused Nutritional Intervention 10. Gut Microbes in liver diseases: Dietary intervention for promoting hepatic health
C. Probiotics, prebiotics, symbiotics in intestinal functions 11. Feasible options to control colonization of enteric pathogens with designed synbiotics 13. The Role of Prebiotics in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion 14. Probiotics from Food Products and Gastrointestinal Health 15. Prebiotics for gastrointestinal infections and acute diarrhea 16. Probiotics and applications to constipation
D. Microbes and GI tract 17. New functional properties of fermented rice bran (FRB) in food processing and intestinal bowel disease model mice 18. Zataria multiflora and gastrointestinal tract disorders
E. Foods and Macro dietary materials in GI function 19. Influence of the cocoa-enriched diet on the intestinal immune system and microbiota 20. High fiber diets in gastrointestinal tract diseases 21. Dietary interventions in fatty liver 22. Rice bran usage in diarrhea 23. Milk Bacteria and Gastrointestinal Tract: Microbial Composition of Milk 24. Polyphenols in the prevention of Ulcerative colitis: A revisit
Ronald Ross Watson, PhD, is a 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 USA 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 at 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, particularly in health, 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 senior member of King's College London. He is also Director of the Genomics Centre and a member of the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine.
Professor Preedy has longstanding academic interests in substance misuse especially in relation to health and well being. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Drug and Alcohol Dependence and a founding member of the Editorial Board of Addiction Biology. In his career Professor Preedy was Reader at the Addictive Behaviour Centre at The University of Roehampton, and also Reader at the School of Pharmacy (now part of University College London; UCL). Professor Preedy is Editor of the influential works The Handbook Of Alcohol Related Pathology, The Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse and The Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies (all published by Academic Press-Elsevier).
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 doctoral degree (DSc). Professor Preedy was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Biology in 1995 and also as a Fellow to the Royal College of Pathologists in 2000. He was then elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (2004) and The Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene (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.
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.