Food Quality: Balancing Health and Disease - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128114421

Food Quality: Balancing Health and Disease, Volume 13

1st Edition

Editors: Alexandru Grumezescu Alina Maria Holban
Paperback ISBN: 9780128114421
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 5th January 2018
Page Count: 472
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Table of Contents

  1. Relationship Between Food And Diseases
    2. Detection and Analysis Technology for Food Quality and Safety
    3. Marine-based toxins and their health risk
    4. Olive Oil Antioxidants And Aging
    5. Seafood quality and safety in a changing ocean
    6. Metabolomics in food quality and disease: A post-genomic approach that comes to stay
    7. The Bioavailability Of Nutrients Which Have A Health-Promoting Effect On The Nervous System Function
    8. Natural antioxidants & Animal products - A great alternative for improving food quality characteristics and preserving human health
    9. Development Of A Nutrient Rich Food Formulation For  Parents For Prevention Of  Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance Of Noncommunicable Diseases
    10. Heated oil and its effect on health
    11. Contribution of Infant Formula and Tea on Daily Fluoride Intake and Prevalence of Fluorosis among Infants and Children
    12. Micronutrients: Precious Components In Therapeutic Foods
    13. Role of high salt intake in the development and progression of diverse diseases
    14. Spices and herbs as therapeutic foods
    15. Consequences and Prevention of Vitamin D Deficiency in Children


Food Quality: Balancing Health and Disease, Volume Thirteen of the Handbook of Food Bioengineering series provides essential information for researchers, scientists and students on the relationship between the quality of foods and disease at the biological level. It presents different technological approaches to detect food properties and their capabilities for balancing health and disease to deliver high-quality products to consumers. This volume explores the dynamic potential of how food bioengineering can improve traditional foods through modern methods to make a positive impact on human health and foster innovation.

Key Features

  • Provides information on how bioavailability of nutrients and food formulation can be used to prevent or improve disease
  • Includes the most recent research methods of metabolomics and genomics to detect best outcomes
  • Includes innovative applications for anti-aging effects and curative properties in foods
  • Presents research examples on how both human gut microbiota and food components control the way certain organisms develop and react in different environmental conditions


Scientific researchers, academic staff, industry personnel in high quality food production, dietetics and nutrition; biotechnologist, microbiologist, nanotechnologist, geneticist and pharmaceutical. Graduate and postdoc students


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About the Editors

Alexandru Grumezescu Editor

Dr. Grumezescu is Assistant Professor at the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, in the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, with a second affiliation to the Faculty of Medical Engineering, at the Politehnica University of Bucharest in Romania. He is an experienced and oft-published researcher and editor in the field of nano and biomaterials, and he is the Editor-in-Chief of three journals: Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, Letters and Applied NanoBioScience, and Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Bulletin. He also serves as editor or guest editor for several notable journals. Dr. Grumezescu has published 150 peer-reviewed papers, 20 book chapters, 6 co-authored books and 11 edited books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science and Faculty of Medical Engineering, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

Alina Maria Holban Editor

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest; Department of Science and Engineering of Oxidic Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, University Politehnica of Bucharest

Qualifications and Experience: Assistant Professor – General Microbiology, Medical microbiology, Immunology, Immunopathology

Book Editor: Nanoarchitectonics for Smart Delivery and Drug Targeting (Elsevier) - in press - 2016

Assistant Editor - Letters in Applied NanoBioScience (

Guest Editor - Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (Bentham Science - Impact Factor 2014 = 2.511)

The contribution of Dr Holban on her research field is supported by the publication of 48 papers in peer-reviewed journals (35 in ‎ Web of Science / ISI indexed journals indexed journals), 34 conference/symposia proceedings (posters and oral presentations, from which 24 were presented in International scientific meetings), 1 book, 5 book chapters in international books and 2 GenBank original sequences (patents). More than 30 of the published papers are investigating the applications of nanomaterials on biomedical fields, focusing on their antimicrobial effect.

Affiliations and Expertise

Microbiology Department, Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania