Antioxidants in Science, Technology, Medicine and Nutrition

Antioxidants in Science, Technology, Medicine and Nutrition

1st Edition - May 1, 1997
  • Author: G. Scott
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857099938

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Description

The use of antioxidants is widespread throughout the rubber, plastics, food, oil and pharmaceutical industries. This book brings together information generated from research in quite separate fields of biochemical science and technology, and integrates it on a basis of the common mechanisms of peroxidation and antioxidant action. It applies present knowledge of antioxidants to our understanding of their role in preventing and treating common diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, ischemia, pancreatitis, hemochromatosis, kwashiorkor, disorders of prematurity and disease of old age. Antioxidants deactivate certain harmful effects of free radicals in the human body due to biological peroxidation, and thus prevent protection against cell damage. The book is of considerable interest to scientists working in the materials and foodstuff industries, and to researchers seeking information on the connection between diet and health, and to those developing new drugs to combat diseases associated with oxidative stress. It is important also throughout the non-medical world, especially to the work force within the affected industries.

Key Features

  • Examines research in separate fields of biochemical science and technology and integrates it on a basis of the common mechanisms of peroxidation and antioxidant action
  • Applies present knowledge of antioxidants to our understanding of their role in preventing and treating common diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and others

Readership

Scientists working in the materials and foodstuff industries, researchers seeking information on the connection between diet and health, and those developing new drugs to combat diseases associated with oxidative stress

Table of Contents

  • Peroxidation in chemistry and chemical technology; The biological effects of peroxidation; Chain-breaking antioxidants; Preventative antioxidants, synergism and technological performance; Antioxidants in biology; Antioxidants in disease and oxidative stress; References and index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 348
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 1997
  • Published: May 1, 1997
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857099938

About the Author

G. Scott

Gerald Scott, Aston University, UK

Affiliations and Expertise

Aston University, Birmingham, UK