Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Diabetes - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128138229

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Diabetes

2nd Edition

Editors: Ronald Watson Victor Preedy
Paperback ISBN: 9780128138229
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 2019
Page Count: 700
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The role of diet in the prevention, control and treatment of diabetes continues to provide significant opportunity for non-pharmaceutical interventions for the estimated 220 million people worldwide affected by this disease. Looking beyond traditional dietary controls may lead to more effective, cost-efficient, and flexible options for many patients.

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Diabetes, 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 diabetic condition. Written by experts from around the world, it presents important information that can help improve the health of those at risk for diabetes and diabetes related conditions using food selection as its foundation.

An important resource for those involved in the dietary and nutritional care of diabetic patients as well as researchers seeking information on alternative bioactive food-based solutions.

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 diabetes
  • Offers detailed, well-documented reviews outlining the ability of bioactive foods to improve and treat diabetes and obesity
  • Includes updated research on the global epidemic of diabetes
  • Includes global perspectives and coverage of regional foods


Nutritionists, Dieticians, Health scientists/researchers whose focus is in identifying pre-diabetes symptoms, diabetes, and its relationship to obesity and weight issues. Food scientists targeting health-related product development

Table of Contents

1. Role of Oxidative Stress in the Pathogenesis of Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes
2. Diabetes and the Role of Dietary Supplements
3. Government Regulation of Dietary Supplements and Foods: Role in Diabetes
4. Diabetes as an Immune Dysfunction Syndrome
5. Antihyperglycemic Potential of Secoisolaricinol Diglucoside
6. Antidiabetic Potential of Trigonelline and 4-Hydroxyisoleucine in Fenugreek
7. Community Participation and Diabetes Control
8. Glycine max (Soybean) Treatment for Diabetes
9. Amino Acid Supplements and Diabetes
10. Reduction in Serum Glucose with Garlic Extracts
11. Dietary Supplements, Immune Modulation, and Diabetes Control
12. Dietary Supplements and Herbs in Diabetes and Its Prevention
13. Phytotherapeutics in Treating Diabetes
14. Plant-Derived Hydroxycinnamate Derivatives, Insulin Sensitivity, and Adiponectin: Implications for Diabetes Control
15. Antidiabetic Activity of Allium Sativum
16. Chromium and Diabetes
17. Dietary Calcium and Magnesium and the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
18. Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Insulin Resistance
19. Vitamin D and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
20. Pongamia pinnata: Treatment of Diabetes
21. Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus pulmonarius) and Diabetes Care
22. Traditional Medicinal Plants of Indigenous Peoples of Canada and Their Antioxidant Activity in Relation to Treatment of Diabetes
23. Indian Medicinal Plants with Hypoglycemic Potential
24. Plant Extracts and Alkaloids: Prevention of Diabetic Nephropathy
25. Lutein and Diabetic Cataracts
26. Compounds in Vegetables Including Okra and Fenugreek of Potential Value in the Treatment of Diabetes
27. Probiotics and Diabetes/Obesity: Health Implications
28. Tradition and Perspectives of Diabetes Treatment in Greco-Arab and Islamic Medicine
29. State of the Art of Diabetes Treatment in Greco-Arab and Islamic Medicine
30. Phytonutrients in Diabetes Management
31. Antidiabetic Effects of Punica granatum L (Pomegranate): A Review
32. Type II Diabetes Mellitus: 2011 Research Summary
33. Diabetes and Natural Products
34. l-Carnitine in Patients with Diabetes
35. Antioxidants and Inflammation in Obesity
36. Magnesium and Metabolic Syndrome: The Role of Magnesium in Health and Disease
37. Obesity in Ayurveda: Dietary, Lifestyle, and Herbal Considerations
38. The Effects of a Fermented Soy Product and Isoflavones in Metabolic Syndrome Control
39. Anti-Inflammatory Actions of Pycnogenol: Diabetes and Arthritis
40. Metabolic Syndrome: Diet, Obesity, and Chronic Inflammation
41. The Indian Medicinal Plant Aegle marmelos in the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus: Promise and Prospects
42. Antidiabetic and Hypoglycemic Effects of Syzygium cumini (Black Plum)
43. Human Milk as a Bioactive Food
44. Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) in the Treatment of Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Preclinical Observations
45. Antidiabetic and Cardioprotective Effects of Amla (Emblica officinalis Gaertn) and its Phytochemicals: Preclinical Observations
46. Prickly Pear Cactus (‘Nopal’) for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
47. Antioxidant Capacity of Honey: Potential Health Benefit


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About the Editor

Ronald Watson

Ronald Ross Watson PhD is a professor of Health Promotion Sciences in the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. He was one of the founding members of this school serving the mountain west of the USA. He is a professor of Family and Community Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of Arizona. He 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 published 450 papers, and presently directs or has directed several NIH funded biomedical grants relating to alcohol and disease particularly immune function and cardiovascular effects including studying complementary and alternative medicines. Professor Ronald Ross Watson was Director of a National Institutes of Health funded Alcohol Research Center for 5 years. The main goal of the Center was to understand the role of ethanol-induced immunosuppression on immune function and disease resistance in animals. He is an internationally recognized alcohol-researcher, nutritionist and immunologist. He also initiated and directed other NIH-associated work at The University of Arizona, College of Medicine. Dr. Watson has funding from companies and non-profit foundations to study bioactive foods’ components in health promotion. Professor Watson attended the University of Idaho, but graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, with a degree in Chemistry in 1966. He completed his Ph.D. degree in 1971 in Biochemistry from Michigan State University. His postdoctoral schooling was completed at the Harvard School of Public Health in Nutrition and Microbiology, including a two-year postdoctoral research experience in immunology. Professor Watson is a distinguished member of several national and international nutrition, immunology, and cancer societies. Overall his career has involved studying many foods for their uses in health promotion. He has edited 120 biomedical reference books, particularly in health and 450 papers and chapters. His teaching and research in foods, nutrition and bacterial disease also prepare him to edit this book. He has 4 edited works on nutrition in aging. He has extensive experience working with natural products, alcohol, exercise, functional foods and dietary extracts for health benefits and safety issues, including getting 12 patents. Dr. Watson has done laboratory studies in mice on immune functions that decline with aging and the role of supplements in delaying this process as modified by alcohol and drugs of abuse.

Affiliations and Expertise

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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