Dairy in Human Health and Disease across the Lifespan - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128098684, 9780128098691

Dairy in Human Health and Disease across the Lifespan

1st Edition

Editors: Ronald Watson Robert J Collier Victor Preedy
eBook ISBN: 9780128098691
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128098684
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 21st June 2017
Page Count: 490
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Dairy in Human Health and Disease across the Lifespan addresses the contribution of milk to the human diet and health throughout the life span. This comprehensive book is divided into three sections and presents a balanced overview of dairy’s impact on nutrition from infancy to adulthood. Summaries capture the most salient points of each chapter, and the book provides coverage of dairy as a functional food in health and disease.

Key Features

  • Presents various dairy products and their impact on health specific to various stages in the lifespan
  • Provides information to identify which food and diet constituents should be used as dietary supplements based on modification of health and nutrition
  • Incorporates contributions from an international team of authors with varying areas of expertise related to dairy and nutrition


Nutrition researchers, dairy and food scientists, graduate students, and health professionals (including nutritionists and dieticians)

Table of Contents

A. Milk and its components in infant and childhood nutrition for improved health

1. Health benefits of bovine colostrum in children and adults

2. The role of mfg-e8 in neonatal inflammation

3. Impact of bovine milk whey proteins and peptides on gastrointestinal, immune, and other systems

4. The role of fats in milk and dairy products in nutrition and health from infancy to adulthood

5. Human milk oligosaccharides and health promotion through the gut microbiome

6. Dairy products and obesity in children and adolescents

7. World milk production and socio-economic factors effecting its consumption

8. The benefits of alpha-lactalbumin in early childhood

9. Foodborne pathogens in milk and dairy products: genetic characterization and rapid diagnostic approach for food safety of public health importance

10. Using fortified milk as a vehicle for nutrients: from infancy to senescence

11. Cow’s milk consumption and child growth

B. Macro components and nutrients in dairy and their implications for human health and disease in young adults

12. The relevance of biogenic amines in dairy products

13. Benefits of lactobacillus helveticus fermented milk in sports and health

14. Whey protein and diabetes

15. B vitamins in cow milk: their relevance to human health special issue

16. Fermented dairy foods and cardiovascular risk

C. Milk and its products in human senior health and disease post menopause and seniors

17. Bioactive lipids in dairy fat

18. Effect of milk and dairy products on the components of the metabolic syndrome

19. Recent advances in dairy ingredients and cardiovascular diseases with special reference to milk fat components

20. Does dairy food have effects on cardiovascular disease and cardiometabolic risk?

21. Dairy consumption and age-related vascular dysfunction

22. Milk and fermented milk products in alleviation of aging pathophysiology

23. Emotional and sensory evaluation of cheese: the effect of health labels

24. Milk proteins: precursors of antioxidative peptides and their health benefits

25. Nutraceutical properties of dairy bioactive peptides

26. Fermented milks and cancer

27. Mold-ripened and raw milk cheeses: production, risks and benefits to human health

28. Benefits of whey proteins on human health

29. Kefir as a functional dairy product

30. Milk and chronic-degenerative diseases: main components and potential mechanisms

31. Lactase persistence, milk intake, and risk of ischemic heart disease and type 2 diabetes

32. The influence of dairy consumption on the risk of type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and impaired glucose tolerance or insulin resistance: a review of cohort and intervention studies.

33. Dairy products and chronic diseases – evidence from population studies

34. Dairy intake during the adolescence period and risk of prostate- and breast cancer

35. Nutritional properties of milk lipids: specific function of the milk fat globule


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About the Editor

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

Robert J Collier

Robert J. Collier received his B.S. degree in Zoology from Eastern Illinois University in 1969. After service in the Army Medical Corps he obtained his Master’s Degree in Zoology from Eastern Illinois University in 1973 and his Ph.D. in Dairy Science from the University of Illinois in 1976. His dissertation research was on the endocrine regulation of lactogenesis in the dairy cow. In 1976, Dr. Collier accepted an NIH post-doctorate at the Dairy Science Department of Michigan State University in the laboratory of Dr. Allen Tucker. His research was on the regulation of cortisol uptake in mammary tissue of cattle. In September, 1976, Dr. Collier joined the Dairy Science Department at the University of Florida as an Assistant Professor and continued his research on the endocrine regulation of lactation in cattle . . In 1985, Dr. Collier joined the Monsanto Company as a Science Fellow and initiated a discovery program in lactation and growth regulation. Dr. Collier was responsible for all pre-clinical and clinical research in North America required for the commercialization of Bovine Somatotropin as well as research on novel factors regulating growth, development and lactation of domestic animals.. In 1999, Dr. Collier joined the faculty of the Animal Sciences Department, University of Arizona as Professor of Environmental Physiology and later was Head of the Animal Sciences Department. He is presently Professor Environmental Physiology and Director of the Agricultural Research Complex in the Animal Sciences Department. in 2008 was awarded the Land O Lakes Award from the American Dairy Science Association for his contributions to the field of Dairy Research. He has also served on the Biotechnology Advisory Board for the European Economic Community as well as the University of Iowa. He has also served on both the Nutritional Sciences Advisory Committee and the Animal Sciences Advisory Board for the University of Illinois and the College of Life Sciences at Eastern Illinois University. In 2009, Dr. Collier and Dr. Nelson Horseman of the University of Cincinnati cofounded Amelgo Corporation in Covington, Kentucky. Amelgo provides patented discovery and innovation for the dairy industry. Dr. Collier is author or coauthor of 210 journal articles, chapters and reviews, 1 book, 170 abstracts, 60 popular articles and 9 U.S. Patents. His areas of expertise include environmental and lactation physiology, endocrinology and molecular biology.

Affiliations and Expertise

William Packer Agricultural Research Complex, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Victor Preedy

Victor R. Preedy, PhD, is Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, at the King's College in London. He is also a Professor of Clinical Biochemistry in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry. Dr. Preedy is also Director of the Genomics Centre, King's College London. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in 2000. In 1993, he gained a D.Sc. degree for his outstanding contribution to protein metabolism. He was elected as a Fellow to the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (2004) and The Royal Institute of Public Health (2004). In 2009, Dr. Preedy was also elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). He has written or edited over 550 articles, which includes over 160 peer-reviewed manuscripts based on original research and 85 reviews and 30 books. His interests pertain to matters concerning Public Health and how this is influenced by nutrition, addictions and other lifestyle factors. Professor Preedy is especially committed to bridging the person-public health divide.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Professor of Clinical Biochemistry in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry Director of the Genomics Centre King’s College, London

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