Antioxidants in Food, Vitamins and Supplements

Prevention and Treatment of Disease


  • Amitava Dasgupta, Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, USA
  • Kimberly Klein, BS, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Texas – Houston Medical School, USA

Antioxidants in Food, Vitamins and Supplements bridges the gap between books aimed at consumers and technical volumes written for investigators in antioxidant research. It explores the role of oxidative stress in the pathophysiology of various diseases as well as antioxidant foods, vitamins, and all antioxidant supplements, including herbal supplements. It offers healthcare professionals a rich resource of key clinical information and basic scientific explanations relevant to the development and prevention of specific diseases. The book is written at an intermediate level, and can be easily understood by readers with a college level chemistry and biology background.
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Primary: health care professionals including practicing physicians, resident physicians, nurse practitioners and pharmacists; Secondary: pathologists, clinical chemists and toxicologists will also buy the book because these health care professionals are interested in developing laboratory tests.


Book information

  • Published: March 2014
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-405872-9

Table of Contents

1. The Chemistry of Free Radicals, Oxidative Stress, and the Body’s Natural Antioxidants

2. Oxidative Stress Induced by Air Pollution and Exposure to Sunlight

3. Oxidative Stress Caused by Cigarette Smoke, Passive Smoking, and other Sources of Exogenous Oxidative Stress

4. Oxidative Stress and Cardiovascular Disease

5. Oxidative Stress and Cancer

6. Oxidative Stress and Diabetes

7. Oxidative Stress, Neurodegenerative Diseases and Psychiatric Illnesses

8. Oxidative Stress Related to Other Diseases

9. The Role of Oxidative Stress in Aging

10. Fruits and Vegetables Rich in Antioxidants

11. Antioxidant Vitamins and Minerals

12. Antioxidants Present in Tea, Coffee and Chocolate

13. Red Wine as an Antioxidant

14. Antioxidant Herbal Supplements

15. Household Chemicals and Oxidative Stress

16. Combating Oxidative Stress through a Healthy Lifestyle