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Nutrients in Dairy and Their Implications for Health and Disease - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128097625, 9780128097632

Nutrients in Dairy and Their Implications for Health and Disease

1st Edition

Editors: Ronald Watson Robert J Collier Victor Preedy
eBook ISBN: 9780128097632
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128097625
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 19th June 2017
Page Count: 490
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Nutrients in Dairy and Their Implications for Health and Disease addresses various dairy products and their impact on health. This comprehensive book is divided into three sections and presents a balanced overview of the health benefits of milk and milk products. Summaries capture the most salient points of each chapter, and the importance of milk and its products as functional foods is addressed throughout.

Key Features

  • Presents various dairy products and their impact on health
  • Provides information on dairy milk as an important source of micro-and macronutrients that impact body functions
  • Addresses dietary supplements and their incorporation into dairy products


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

Table of Contents

Section A. Dairy Milk in Context: The Dairy Cow, Milk Production and Yield
1. Regulation of factors affecting milk yield
2. Dairy cow breeding and feeding on the milk fatty acid pattern
3. Milk, cheese and other food intake as measured by mobile apps and how that changes consumption
4. The health benefits of bovine colostrum
5. Pathogenic Bacteria in Cheese, their Implications for Human Health and Prevention Strategies
6. Immune system in undernourished host. Probiotics as strategy to improve immunity
7. Milk immunoglobulins and their implications for health promotion
8. Milk Production and Composition in Ruminants under Heat Stress
9. Effects of direct-fed microbials (DFM) on feed intake, milk yield, milk composition, feed conversion, and health condition of dairy cows
10. Processing of dairy products for flavour formation and their health benefits

Section B. Ingestion, Nutrients in milk and its products on Health
11. Dairy’s Inadvertent Contribution to Sustaining Optimal Iodine Nutrition
12. Dairy product (calcium) consumption and iron nutrition
13. Milk nutritive role and potential benefits in human health
14. Nutrients in Cheese and Their Effect on Health and Disease
15. Increasing B vitamins in foods to prevent intestinal inflammation and cancer
16. Lactose intolerance

Section C. Contaminants in Dairy Milk and their implications for Health
17. Milk Adulteration: a growing health hazard in Pakistan
18. Effect of synbiotic-assisted modulation of gastrointestinal microbiota on human health
19. Aflatoxin M1 contamination in milk and dairy products: Implications for human health
20. Contribution of dairy to nutrient intake in the Western diet

Section D. Preclinical Studies of Dairy Milk and Dairy Components on Health
21. Overview. Preclinical studies of dairy milk and products on health
22. Macro components in dairy and their effect on inflammation parameters: preclinical studies
23. Efficacy of milk derived bioactive peptides on health by cellular and animal models
24. Dairy as a functional food in cardiovascular disease
25. Effect of the fat component of dairy products in cardiovascular health, vascular structure and function
26. Beneficial and toxic compounds released by starter and secondary microbiota in dairy products

Section E. Milk as a Functional Food from Non-Bovine Sources
27. Minerals in sheep milk
28. Nutritional value of deer milk
29. Bioactive Components in Camel Milk: Their Nutritive Value and Therapeutic Application
30. Camel milk as a potential nutritional therapy in Autism
31. Nutritional value and potential health benefits of donkey milk
32. Influence of goat milk on bone and mineral metabolism during iron-deficiency recovery
33. Goat milk and oxidative stress during iron-deficiency anemia recovery
34. Role of Milk from Small Ruminant Species on Human Health
35. The Nutritional Value and Health Benefits of Goat Milk Components
36. Nutraceutical properties of Camel milk


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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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