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Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Cardiovascular Disease

Bioactive Foods in Chronic Disease States

One major example of the synergy of bioactive foods and extracts is their role as an antioxidant and the related remediation of cardiovascular disease. There is compelling evidence to suggest that oxidative stress is implicated in the physiology of several major cardiovascular diseases including heart failure and increased free radical formation and reduced antioxidant defences. Studies indicate bioactive foods reduce the incidence of these conditions, suggestive of a potential cardioprotective role of antioxidant nutrients.

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Cardiovascular Disease investigates the role of foods, herbs and novel extracts in moderating the pathology leading to cardiovascular disease. It reviews existing literature, and presents new hypotheses and conclusions on the effects of different bioactive components of the diet.


Nutritionists, dieticians, and biomedical researchers whose focus is on identifying cardiovascular and related diseases; food scientists targeting health-related product development.

Hardbound, 746 Pages

Published: October 2012

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-396485-4


  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Prevention of CVD in Humans: Intervention Trials, Healthy Heart Concept, Future Developments

    Herbal Supplements or Herbs in Heart Disease: History, herbal foods, coronary heart disease

    Plant statins and Heart Failure

    Bioactive Nutrients and Cardiovascular Disease

    Vitamins and Myocardial Infarction in diabetics

    Cardioprotective Nutrients

    Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease

    Diet and Homocysteinemia - A role in CVD?

    Phytosterols and Cardiovascular Disease

    Taurine Exposure on Arterial Pressure

    mouFISH Consumption and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease- Part 1

    Quercetin and its Metabolites in Heart Health

    Vitamin K, Coronary Calcification and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

    A Review of the Antioxidant Actions of Three Herbal Medicines (Crataegus monogyna, Ginkgo biloba and Aesculus hippocastanum) on the Treatment of Cardiovascular diseases

    Grape Poylphenols in Heart Health Promotion

    Cacao for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases

    Phytoestrogens and the Role in Cardiovascular Health: To Consume or Not to Consume?

    Probiotic Species on Cardiovascular Disease: The Use of Probiotics to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors

    Dairy Foods and Cardiovascular Disease

    Red Palm Oil Carotenoids: Potential Role in Disease Prevention

    Bioactive Compounds in Red Palm Oil Can Modulate Mechanisms of Actions in in vitro Anoxic Perfused Rat Hearts

    The Effect of L-carnitine and Its Derivatives in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

    Dietary Blueberry Supplementation as a Means of Lowering High Blood Pressure

    Vitamin D and Cardio-Metabolic Risks

    Phytosterols and Micronutrients for Heart Health

    Protection by Plant Flavonoids Against Myocardial Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury

    Bioactive Compounds In Heart Disease

    A Critical Appraisal of the Individual Constituents of Indian Diet in Modulating Cardiovascular Risk

    Omega 3 Fatty Acids in Prevention of CVD in Humans: Chemistry, Dyslipidemia

    Herbal Supplements or Herbs in Heart Disease: Herbiceutical formulation, clinical trials, futuristic developments

    Fish Proteins in Coronary Artery Disease Prevention: Amino Acid-Fatty Acid Concept

    Herbs Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine in Treatment of Heart Diseases

    Protective Effect of Garlic (Allium sativum L.) Against Atherosclerosis: A Review

    Potential of Soy Phytochemicals in Cardiomyocyte Regeneration and Risk Reduction of Coronary Heart Disease

    Fish Oil Fatty Acids and Vascular Reactivity

    Counteracting the Infammatory Response in the Atherosclerosis Bioactive Products

    Cardioprotective Efficacy of Alternative and Complementary Therapeutics

    Effect of Terminalia Arjuna on Cardiac Hypertrophy

    Fish Consumption and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease - Part 2

    Plant Sterols and Artery Disease


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