Nutrients in Dairy and Their Implications for Health and Disease

Nutrients in Dairy and Their Implications for Health and Disease

1st Edition - June 19, 2017

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  • Editors: Ronald Watson, Robert J Collier, Victor Preedy
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128097632
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128097625

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 490
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
  • Published: June 19, 2017
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128097632
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128097625

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

Professor Preedy has been elected as a Fellow to the following Royal Societies: The Royal Society of Biology, the Royal College of Pathologists, the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health, the Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene, the Royal Society for Public Health, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Royal Society of Medicine. He was founding Director of the Genomics Centre at King’s College London and held the post from 2006 to 2020. He is a leading expert on the science of health and has a long-standing interest in disease processes, biomarkers, and tissue pathology. He has lectured nationally and internationally. Professor Preedy has published over 750 articles, which includes peer-reviewed manuscripts based on original research, abstracts and symposium presentations, reviews and numerous books and volumes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry at King’s College Hospital, London, UK Emeritus Professor in Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine at King’s College London, UK Visiting Professor at the University of Hull, UK

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  • Shrikant K. Fri Aug 09 2019

    Nutrients in Dairy and Their Implications for Health and Disease

    This book updates knowledge about various dairy products and their impact on health and body functions. Also provides information about dietary supplements and their incorporation into dairy products.