Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants

Edited by

  • Victor Preedy, Department of Dietetics, King's College London, UK

Aging: Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants bridges the trans-disciplinary divide and covers in a single volume the science of oxidative stress in aging and the potentially therapeutic use of natural antioxidants in the diet or food matrix. The processes within the science of oxidative stress are described in concert with other processes, such as apoptosis, cell signaling, and receptor mediated responses. This approach recognizes that diseases are often multifactorial, and oxidative stress is a single component of this.

Gerontologists, geriatricians, nutritionists, and dieticians are separated by divergent skills and professional disciplines that need to be bridged in order to advance preventative as well as treatment strategies. While gerontologists and geriatricians may study the underlying processes of aging, they are less likely to be conversant in the science of nutrition and dietetics. On the other hand, nutritionists and dietitians are less conversant with the detailed clinical background and science of gerontology. This book addresses this gap and brings each of these disciplines to bear on the processes inherent in the oxidative stress of aging.

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Nutritionists, dieticians, gerontologists, and aging researchers


Book information

  • Published: March 2014
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-405933-7

Table of Contents

Oxidative Stress and Aging

  1. Skin aging and oxidative stress
    Prof. J.M. Starr, Centre for Cognitive Aging and Cognitive Epidemiology, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  2. Sarcopenia and aging: the role of oxidative stress
    Prof. G. Abellan van Kan, Gerontopole, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Toulouse University Hospital, Toulouse, France
  3. Ovarian aging and oxidative stress
    Prof. M. De La Fuente, Department of Physiology, Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Madrid, Spain
  4. The brain in aging and oxidative stress
    Prof. D.A. Camfield, National Institute of Complementary Medicine, Collaborative Research Centre in Neurocognition, Swinburne University of Technology, VIC, Australia
  5. Diseases of aging: Alzheimer’s disease and oxidative stress
    Prof. M.L. Daviglus, Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, United States
  6. The heart, aging and oxidative stress
    Prof. H. A. Idikio, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  7. Age-related changes in the cardiovascular system
    Prof. E. Fabian, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  8. The immune system in aging and role of oxidative stress
    Prof. P. Alonso-Fernandez, Geriatric Department, Hospital Infanta Leonor, Madrid, Spain
  9. The lung in aging and oxidative stress
    Prof. E. R. Neptune, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, United States
  10. Diseases of aging: Cancer and oxidative stress
    Prof. S. Loft, Section of Environmental Health, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  11. Antioxidants and Aging

  12. Skin aging and vitamin C
    Prof. T. Shimizu, Research Team for Molecular Biomarkers, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Tokyo, Japan
  13. Aging skin and natural estrogenic antioxidants Prof. R.L. Jackson, Ausio Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Cincinnati, OH, United States
  14. Nutricosmetics and skin aging
    Prof. V. Kefala, Division of Aesthetics and Cosmetology, School of Health and Caring Professions, Technological Educational Institution of Athens, Athens, Greece
  15. Antioxidant nutrition and sarcopenia
    Prof. D. Volkert, Institute for Biomedicine of Aging, University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Nurnberg, Germany
  16. Magnesium, oxidative stress and aging muscle
    Prof. M. Barbagallo, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
  17. Ascorbic acid in postmenopausal women and artery compliance
    Prof K.L. Moreau, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
  18. Effects of tocopherol supplements on menopausal disorders
    Prof O. Torring, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Denmark
  19. Antioxidant aspects of plum (Prunus domestica L) to treat menopausal symptoms and effects on body systems
    Prof. B.H. Arjmandi, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, United States
  20. Statins and reduction in oxidative stress in aged brain
    Prof. K. Abe, Department of Neurology, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University, Okayama, Japan
  21. Saffron and the aged brain: antioxidant aspects
    Prof. M. Margarity, Laboratory of Human and Animal Physiology, Department of Biology, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
  22. Green tea catechins and the aging brain: role of oxidative stress
    Prof. Y. Li, Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, School of Public Health, Peking University, Beijing, China
  23. Metals (Copper) and oxidative stress in Alzheimer disease
    Prof. A.I. Bush, Mental Health Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  24. Alzheimer's disease and plant derived melatonin
    Prof. S.A. Rosales-Corral, Centro de Investigacion Biomedica de Occidente, Instituto Mexicano Del Seguro Social, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  25. Mitochondria-targeted antioxidants in Alzheimer's disease
    Prof. V.P. Skulachev, A.N. Belozersky Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federation
  26. Antioxidant vitamins and cardiovascular disease
    Prof. H. Iso, Department of Social and Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Osaka-fu, Japan
  27. Oxidative stress, carotenoids and cardiovascular protection
    Prof. J.-M. Yuan, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States
  28. Hypertension, menopause and natural antioxidants in foods and the diet
    Prof. M. G. Modena, Department of Cardiology, Policlinic University of Modena, Modena, Italy
  29. Selenium and heart disease in aging
    Prof. C.B. Eaton, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (Epidemiology), Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Center for Primary Care and Prevention, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Pawtucket, RI, United States
  30. Vitamin C and heart failure
    Prof. R. Pfister, Epidemiology Unit, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  31. Immune function and coffee consumption in the aged
    Prof. N.M. Pham, Department of Preventive Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
  32. The Immune systems and food based strategies in aged subjects
    Prof. M. de la Fuente, Department of Physiology, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  33. Immune changes in aging and dietary sulphur-containing antioxidants
    Prof. M. De La Fuente, Department of Physiology, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  34. Minerals and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Prof. F. Hirayama, Department of Global Health Policy, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  35. Vitamin E and lung disease in the elderly
    Prof. P. A. Cassano, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States
  36. Vitamin supplements and breast cancer
    Prof. X. O. Shu, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, IMPH, Nashville, TN, United States
  37. Vitamin E and colorectal cancer Prof. M. A. Arain, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  38. Coffee consumption and cancer mortality
    Prof. A. Tamakoshi, Department of Public Health, Aichi Medical University School of Medicine, Aichi-gun, Japan
  39. Garlic extracts and gastric cancer
    Prof. Y.-S. Wang, Center of Non-Traumatic Treatment and Diagnosis of Tumor, Binzhou Medical College, Shandong, China
  40. Red wine consumption and prostate cancer
    Prof. C. Chao, Department of Research and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Pasadena, CA, United States