Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Arthritis and Related Inflammatory Diseases

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Arthritis and Related Inflammatory Diseases

Bioactive Food in Chronic Disease States

2nd Edition - January 26, 2019

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  • Editors: Ronald Watson, Victor Preedy
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128138205
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128138212

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Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Arthritis and Inflammatory Diseases, Second Edition is a valuable scientific resource that focuses on the latest advances in bioactive food research and the potential benefit of bioactive food choice on arthritis. Written by experts from around the world, the book presents important information that can help improve the health of those at risk for arthritis and related conditions using food selection as its foundation.

Key Features

  • Serves as a starting point for in-depth discussions in academic settings
  • Offers detailed, well-documented reviews outlining the ability of bioactive foods to improve and treat arthritis
  • Includes updated research on the global epidemic of diabetes
  • Updated with current research on antioxidant flavonoids, anti-Inflammatory natural foods, ginger and the effects of beef on inflammation
  • Documents foods that can affect metabolic syndrome and ways the associated information could be used to understand other diseases that share common etiological pathways


Nutritionists, Dieticians, Health scientists/researchers whose focus is in identifying arthritis and other inflammatory diseases. Food scientists targeting health-related product development

Table of Contents

  • 1. Antioxidant Flavonoids for Arthritis Treatment: Human and Animal Models
    2. Inflammation in Arthritis
    3. Effects of Beef on Inflammation Affecting Arthritis
    4. Contribution of Bioactive Foods and Their Emerging Role in Immunomodulation, Inflammation, and Arthritis
    5. Curcumin and Joint Health: From Traditional Knowledge to Clinical Validation
    6. Dried Plum and Bone Health
    7. The Alkaline Way: Integrative Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Other Autoimmune Conditions
    8. Marine Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Rheumatoid Arthritis
    9. Diet Modulated Inflammation in Chronic Disease: An Overview
    11. Natural Antioxidants and Resistance to Infection
    13. Wheat Allergy
    15. Indian Medicinal Plants as Immunomodulators: Scientific Validation of the Ethnomedicinal Beliefs
    16. Probiotics and Eczema
    17. Immunomodulating Effect of Polysaccharide
    18. Bioactive Foods, Nutrients and Herbs in Infectious Diseases (DELETE)
    19. Probiotics and Prebiotics: Health Promotion by Immune Modulation in the Elderly
    20. Vitamin D-Binding Protein; Role in Osteoporosis
    21. Anti-Inflammatory Natural Foods
    22. Lycopene Modulation of Inflammation: Role in Disease Pathology
    23. Fruits and Vegetables as Functional Foods for Exercise and Inflammation
    24. Inflammation and Nutraceutical Modulation
    25. Modulatory Role of Unsaturated Fatty Acids in Immune Defense against Microorganisms
    26. Probiotics and Prebiotics in Immune Modulation
    27. The Role of Dark Chocolate on Inflammation: A Bitter Taste for a Better Life
    28. Polyphenols and Inflammation
    29. Fish Oil and C-Reactive Protein
    30. Pycnogenol® and Antioxidant Activity in Health Promotion
    31. Anti-Inflammatory Benefits of Pentacyclic Triterpenes
    32. Polyphenols, Promising Therapeutics for Inflammatory Diseases?
    33. Immune Alterations in Metabolic Syndrome: The Old Story of Chicken and Egg
    34. Immunomodulation by Food for Mitigating Allergic Disease
    35. Resveratrol and Inflammatory–Autoimmune Diseases
    36. Tart Cherry Fruits: Implications for Human Health
    37. Olive Oil and Infection
    38. Bioactive Foods and Nutrients: Role on Inflammation and Arthritis in Athletes
    39. Potassium and Arthritis
    40. Dietary Antioxidants and Rheumatoid Arthritis
    41. Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) in the Treatment and Prevention of Arthritis
    42. Mechanisms of Fish Oil-Modulated Inflammation and Health
    43. Flavonoids and Immunomodulation
    44. Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Genetically Modified Lactic Acid Bacteria
    45. Medicinal Efficacy of Indian Herbal Remedies for the Treatment of Arthritis
    46. Anti-Inflammatory Herbs for Arthritis
    47. Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Actions of Passion Fruit Peel Extract in Modifying Osteoarthritis, Hypertension, and Asthma

Product details

  • No. of pages: 628
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: January 26, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128138205
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128138212

About the Editors

Ronald Watson

Ronald Watson
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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and School of Medicine, Arizona Health Sciences Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

Victor Preedy

Professor Preedy has been elected as a Fellow to the following Royal Societies: The Royal Society of Biology, the Royal College of Pathologists, the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health, the Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene, the Royal Society for Public Health, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Royal Society of Medicine. He was founding Director of the Genomics Centre at King’s College London and held the post from 2006 to 2020. He is a leading expert on the science of health and has a long-standing interest in disease processes, biomarkers, and tissue pathology. He has lectured nationally and internationally. Professor Preedy has published over 750 articles, which includes peer-reviewed manuscripts based on original research, abstracts and symposium presentations, reviews and numerous books and volumes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry at King’s College Hospital, London, UK Emeritus Professor in Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine at King’s College London, UK Visiting Professor at the University of Hull, UK

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