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

A) Overview of Food, Diet and Diabetes

1. Role of oxidative stress in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes

2. Hydrogenated vegetable oils and Trans Fatty Acids: profile and application to diabetes

3. A Protocol Outline of Dietary Intervention to Contrast Diabetic Nephropathy

4. Bioactive foods as dietary intervention for diabetes from the perspective of Persian Medicine

5. Dietary Manipulations for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

6. Avocado oil and diabetic complications related to mitochondrial dysfunction

7. Whey Protein and the Metabolic Syndrome

8. The effects of soy products and isoflavones in Metabolic Syndrome and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

9. The genus Allium (Amaryllidaceae: Alloideae): Features, phytoconstituents and mechanisms of antidiabetic potential of Allium cepa and Allium sativum

B) Micronutrients and Diabetes

10. The role of vitamin D in the prevention and treatment of diabetes mellitus

11. Vitamin D3 in the Type 1 Diabetes and Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, its use for prevention and treatment

12. Role of Omegs-3-Fatty Acids in Management of Diabetes and Associated Complications

13. n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Type2 Diabetes

14. Oleic acid in the diet and what it does: implications for diabetes and its complications

15. Micronutrient deficiencies and dysfunctional endothelial phenotype in obesity

16. Magnesium and relationship with diabetes

17. Plasma levels of tryptophan metabolites in patients of type 2 diabetes mellitus

18. Effect of magnesium supplementation on lipid profile: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials

C) Macronutrients and Diabetes

19. Nutritional management of diabetes – A critical review

20. Phytotherapeutics in diabetes and diabetic complications

21. The Mediterranean diet for an effective management of metabolic syndrome in both men and women

22. Antidiabetic efficacy of citrus fruits with special allusion to flavone glycosides

D) Functional Food and Diabetes

23. Nutritional and Therapeutic Applications of Prickly Pear Cacti

24. Cardioprotective Potential of Flaxseeds in Diabetes

25. May Achillea species be a Source of Treatment for Diabetes Mellitus?

26. Zingiberaceae family effects on alpha -glucosidase activity: implications for diabetes

27. Spondias pinnata (L. F.) Kurz. (Anacardiaceae), profiles and applications to diabetes

28. Synergy among dietary spices in exerting antidiabetic influences

29. Human milk as a bioactive food

30. Juniperus species: features, profile and applications to diabetes

31. Honey: Profile and Features: Applications to Diabetes

32. Citrullus colocynthis and its potential role against diabetes and its complications

33. Red sour cherry for the treatment of diabetes mellitus

34. A review of the effects of Citrus paradisi (grapefruit) and its flavonoids, naringin and naringenin in metabolic syndrome

35. Diabetes Care And Wound Healing Using Nauclea Latifolia, Manihot Esculenta And Other Natural Products

36. Intervention of prediabetes by flavonoids from Oroxylum indicum

37. The Effects of Traditional Chinese Medicine Herb Tangluoning in diabetic peripheral neuropathy

38. The anti-diabetes effect and efficacy of Rosa rugosa Thunb

39. Beneficial role of chickpea (Cicerarietinum L.) functional factors in the intervention of metabolic syndrome and diabetes mellitus

40. Nigella sativa: a medicinal and edible plant that ameliorates diabetes

41. Application of pomegranate flower in diabetes mellitus

42. Traditional herbal products used for the management of diabetes in Croatia: linking traditional use with pharmacological activity


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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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