Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Arthritis and Related Inflammatory Diseases - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128138205

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Arthritis and Related Inflammatory Diseases

2nd Edition

Editors: Ronald Watson Victor Preedy
Paperback ISBN: 9780128138205
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st February 2019
Page Count: 725
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While diet has long been recognized as having potential to alleviate symptoms of inflammatory diseases including arthritis, research indicates that specific foods have particular benefit in preventing or mitigating specific symptoms. Looking beyond traditional dietary controls may lead to more effective, cost-efficient, and flexible options for many patients. Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Arthritis and Inflammatory Diseases, Second Edition is a valuable scientific resource focused on exploring the latest advances in bioactive food research, and the potential benefit of bioactive food choice on arthritis. Written by experts from around the world, it 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 as well as leads to revised and updated treatment options for arthritis and related conditions
  • 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, effects of beef on inflammation, and ginger
  • Documents foods that can affect metabolic syndrome and ways the associated information could be used to understand other diseases, which 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


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About the Editor

Ronald Watson

Ronald Watson

Ronald Ross Watson, PhD, is a 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 USA 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 at 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, particularly in health, 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

Victor R. Preedy BSc, PhD, DSc, FRSB, FRSPH, FRCPath, FRSC is a senior member of King's College London. He is also Director of the Genomics Centre and a member of the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine.

Professor Preedy has longstanding academic interests in substance misuse especially in relation to health and well being. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Drug and Alcohol Dependence and a founding member of the Editorial Board of Addiction Biology. In his career Professor Preedy was Reader at the Addictive Behaviour Centre at The University of Roehampton, and also Reader at the School of Pharmacy (now part of University College London; UCL). Professor Preedy is Editor of the influential works The Handbook Of Alcohol Related Pathology, The Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse and The Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies (all published by Academic Press-Elsevier).

Professor Preedy graduated in 1974 with an Honours Degree in Biology and Physiology with Pharmacology. He gained his University of London PhD in 1981. In 1992, he received his Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists and in 1993 he gained his second doctoral degree (DSc). Professor Preedy was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Biology in 1995 and also as a Fellow to the Royal College of Pathologists in 2000. He was then elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (2004) and The Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene (2004). In 2009, Professor Preedy became a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health and in 2012 a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

To his credit, Professor Preedy has published over 600 articles, which includes peer-reviewed manuscripts based on original research, abstracts and symposium presentations, reviews and numerous books and volumes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King's College London, UK;

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