Dairy in Human Health and Disease across the Lifespan

Dairy in Human Health and Disease across the Lifespan

1st Edition - June 19, 2017

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  • Editors: Ronald Watson, Robert J Collier, Victor Preedy
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128098684
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128098691

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 490
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
  • Published: June 19, 2017
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128098684
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128098691

About the Editors

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

Dr. Preedy is a senior member of King's College London and 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. 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 an extremely experienced book editor, having edited influential works including but not limited to The Handbook of Alcohol Related Pathology, The Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse, The Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies, The Neuroscience of Cocaine, and upcoming titles The Neuroscience of Alcohol, The Neuroscience of Nicotine, and more (all Elsevier).

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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