Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants

1st Edition - November 17, 2017

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  • Editors: Victor Preedy, Ronald Watson
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128098530
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128098547

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HIV/AIDS: Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants provides comprehensive coverage of oxidative stress in HIV/AIDS, focusing on both the pathological process around molecular and cellular metabolism and the complications that can arise due to nutritional imbalance. It provides a pathway for researchers and clinicians to gain an in-depth understanding of the role of oxidative stress, bridging the transdisciplinary divide between virologists, immunologists, physicians, clinical workers, food scientists and nutritionists to advance medical sciences and enable preventative treatment strategies. Very often oxidative stress is a feature of HIV/AIDs or of the treatment of HIV/AIDs. While immunologists, physicians and clinical workers understand the processes in HIV/AIDs, they may be less conversant in the science of nutrition and dietetics. Similarly, nutritionists and dietitians may be less conversant with the detailed clinical background and science of HIV/AIDs.

Key Features

  • Offers holistic coverage of HIV/AIDS and the role of oxidative stress
  • Written by a leading team of international experts
  • Provides a roadmap to therapeutic potential and crosses the trans- tissue or transdisciplinary divides


Graduate students, researchers, nutritionists, and clinicians with a focus on HIV/AIDS, virology and infectious disease

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: Oxidative Stress and HIV/AIDs
    1. Antioxidant status in HIV infection in different clinical conditions 
    2. Oxidative stress and TB-HIV co-infection
    3. Dysfunctional HDL in relation to oxidative stress and HIV
    4. Ageing with HIV and oxidative stress
    5. Antioxidant in breast in HIV lactating mothers
    6. Oxidative stress in HIV in relation to metals

    Section 2: Antioxidants and HIV/AIDs
    7. HIV and gender differences in diet: a focus on antioxidants
    8. Nutritional knowledge in HIV-positive individuals in India
    9. Antioxidants in HIV in Africa: supplements, local diet, and education
    10. Gene delivery of antioxidant enzymes in HIV
    11. Genistein as an antioxidant and use in HIV
    12. Glutathione supplementation, antioxidant effects and HIV
    13. Herbal remedy Plectranthus barbatus, antioxidant aspects and HIV
    14. Methyl gallate as an antioxidant and HIV
    15. Taurine and oxidative stress in HIV
    16. Magnesium and HAART-mediated oxidative stress
    17. Selenium Supplementation and Immune Restorative effects in HIV
    18. Vitamin D, oxidative stress and the antiretroviral tenofovir
    19. Vitamin E and testicular damage protection in highly active antiretroviral drugs (HAART)
    20. Assessing Antioxidant Capacity of Dietary Components
    21. Resources in HIV and Nutrition

Product details

  • No. of pages: 282
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
  • Published: November 17, 2017
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128098530
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128098547

About the Editors

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

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

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