Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for the Aging Population

1st Edition

Bioactive Foods in Chronic Disease States

Editors: Ronald Ross Watson Victor Preedy
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123971555
eBook ISBN: 9780123977618
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 20th October 2012
Page Count: 514
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Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for the Aging Population presents scientific evidence of the impact bioactive foods can have in the prevention and mediation of age related diseases. Written by experts from around the world, this volume provides important information that will not only assist in treatment therapies, but inspire research and new work related to this area.

Key Features

  • Focuses on the role of bioactive foods in addressing chronic conditions associated with aging and senescence
  • Important information for developing research on this rapidly growing population representing an increasingly significant financial burden
  • 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, biomedical researchers whose focus is addressing the dietary needs of the aging population; food scientists targeting health-related product development.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments for Bioactive Foods in Chronic Disease States

Preface: Aging Bioactive Foods


Chapter 1. Antioxidant Supplementation in Health Promotion and Modulation of Aging: An Overview

1. Oxygen and Oxidative Stress

2. Antioxidant Defenses

3. Oxidative Stress and Aging

4. Dietary Antioxidants in Health Promotion and Chronic Disease



Further Reading

Chapter 2. Dietary Effects on Epigenetics with Aging


1. Introduction

2. Epigenetics

3. SAM and Methyl Metabolism

4. Acetyl-Coa and Energy Metabolism

5. Age-Related Disease and Aging

6. Foods, Metabolism, and Epigenetics

7. Foods, Supplements, and Methyl Metabolism

8. Foods, Supplements, and Acetyl Metabolism

9. Carbohydrates Versus Fats

10. Mitochondrial Health

11. Additional Nutritional Factors in Epigenetics

12. Conclusions and Future Directions


Relevant Websites

Chapter 3. Bioactive Foods in Aging: The Role in Cancer Prevention and Treatment

1. The Burden of Cancer

2. Bioactive Foods

3. The Processes of Aging

4. Free Radicals, Aging, and Cancer

5. Cancer

6. Bioactive Foods in Cancer Treatment

7. Conclusion


Chapter 4. Vitamins and Older Adults

1. Introduction

2. Vitamins

3. Dietary Supplements

4. Conclusion


Chapter 5. Food and Longevity Genes


1. Introduction

2. Historical View of DR

3. Neuroendocrine Hypothesis of DR

4. Longevity Genes and Relevance to the Effect of DR

5. Conclusion



Chapter 6. Diet, Social Inequalities, and Physical Capability in Older People

1. Diet and Nutrition in Older Age<


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About the Editor

Ronald Ross 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 Micro

Affiliations and Expertise

Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, School of Medicine, 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

Department of Dietetics, King's College London, UK