Polyphenols in Prevention and Treatment of Human Disease, Second Edition authoritatively covers evidence of the powerful health benefits of polyphenols, touching on cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, diabetes and osteoporosis. This collection represents the contributions of an international group of experts in polyphenol research who share their expertise in endocrinology, public health, cardiology, pharmacology, agriculture and veterinary science. Researchers from diverse backgrounds will gain insight into how clinical observations and practices can feed back into the research cycle, thus allowing them to develop more targeted insights into the mechanisms of disease.
This reference fills a void in research where nutritionists and alternative therapies may be applicable.
- Describes polyphenol modulation of blood flow and oxygenation as a potential mechanism of protection against vascular atherosclerosis
- Describes how polyphenols and antioxidants frequently change immune defenses and actions
- Focuses on the most important areas of research and provides insights into their relationships and translational opportunities
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2. Folate Production by Lactic Acid Bacteria
3. A Triterpenoid Commonly Found in Human Diet: Ursolic Acid
4. The Major Flavonoid of Grapefruit: Naringin
5. Structural Evaluation and Toxicological Study of a Bitter Masking Bioactive Flavanone, 'Eriodictyol'
6. Postprandial Effects of Wine Consumption Along with a Meal on the Main Pathophysiological Systems
7. Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Polyphenol-Induced Beneficial Effects on Cardiac Remodeling
8. Effect of Cranberry Polyphenols and Metabolites on Microbial Activity and Impact on Urinary Tract Health
9. Cranberry Polyphenols: Effects on Cardiovascular Risk Factors
10. An Insight of Polyphenols in Lung Cancer Chemoprevention
11. Mushroom Polyphenols as Chemopreventive Agents
12. Pleiotropic Molecular Effects of Dietary Polyphenols Resveratrol and Apigeninin Leukemia
13. The Polyphenolic Compound Apigenin and Applications to Cervical Cancer
14. An Outside-In and a Reciprocal Inside-Out Hypothesis Combining Resveratrol and Its High Affinity Protein NQO2 to Target iASPP for Reinstating the Activation and Stabilization of Dysfunctional WTp53 as a Melanoma Chemopreventive Approach
15. Counteracting Resistance to BRAF V600E Mutation in Melanoma Using Dietary Polyphenols
16. Role of Natural Compounds in Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
17. Polyphenols and Breast Cancer Prevention-A Summary of the Epidemiologic Evidence
18. Resveratrol Inhibitory Effects Against a Malignant Tumor: A Molecular Insight
19. Biological Activity of Resveratrol on an Ovarian Cancer Cell 231
20. Antiarthritic Effects of Turmeric and Curcumin: A Revisit
21. Effects of Polyphenols on Inflammatory-Allergic Conditions: Experimental and Clinical Evidences
22. Polyphenols and Immune System
23. Antioxidants and Polyphenols in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn Disease
24. Red Propolis: Phenolics, Polyphenolics, and Applications to Microbiological Health and Disease
25. Viral Disease and Use of Polyphenolic Compounds
26. Hepatoprotective Effects of Curcumin in Alcohol-Induced Hepatotoxicity: A Memoir on the Preclinical Studies
27. Turmeric and Its Principal Polyphenol Curcumin as a Nontoxic Gastroprotective Agent: Recent Update
28. Anti-inflammatory, Immunomodulatory, and Prebiotic Properties of Dietary Flavonoids
29. Polyphenols and Polyphenol-Derived Compounds from Plants and Contact Dermatitis 349
30. Plant Polyphenols: The Futuristic Bioactive Therapeutics for Skin Care
31. Antiinflammatory Activity of Polyphenols on Dendritic Cells
32. Effects and Usage of a Citrus Compound, Limonene
33. A Phytoestrogen Puerarin and Its Health Effects
34. Galangin as a Plant Phenolic and Usage in Health and Disease
35. Can Green Tea Polyphenols Improve Phenotypes Associated with Down Syndrome?
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, PhD, is Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, at the King's College in London. He is also a Professor of Clinical Biochemistry in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry. Dr. Preedy is also Director of the Genomics Centre, King's College London. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in 2000. In 1993, he gained a D.Sc. degree for his outstanding contribution to protein metabolism. He was elected as a Fellow to the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (2004) and The Royal Institute of Public Health (2004). In 2009, Dr. Preedy was also elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). He has written or edited over 550 articles, which includes over 160 peer-reviewed manuscripts based on original research and 85 reviews and 30 books. His interests pertain to matters concerning Public Health and how this is influenced by nutrition, addictions and other lifestyle factors. Professor Preedy is especially committed to bridging the person-public health divide.
Dr. Sherma Zibadi received her Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Arizona. Her medical degree and training were done at the Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. She then completed her post-doctoral research fellowship awarded by the American Heart Association where her research involved cardiology and complementary medicine studies. Her research has involved maladaptive cardiac remodeling process, which helps to identify new targets for treatment of heart failure. Dr. Zibadi's research interest also extends into foods as medicines, exploring the preventive and therapeutic effects of dietary supplements on heart failure and its major risk factors in both basic animal and clinical studies, translating lab research findings into clinical practice. Dr. Zibadi is an author of more than 35 research papers in peer reviewed journals. She has been an editor on 8 scientific books like this one being proposed. She has edited on a variety of clinical topics: breast milk, bottle feeding, wheat and rice in health, polyphenols and health, omega 3 fatty acids, dietary supplements in immune modulation, and dietary fat and health. She and Dr. Watson have collaborated extensively on both laboratory research and editing.