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 Ross Watson Robert J Collier Victor Preedy
eBook ISBN: 9780128097632
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128097625
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 21st 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 Editor

Ronald Ross Watson

Ronald Ross Watson

Ronald Ross Watson PhD is a professor of Health Promotion Sciences in the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. He was one of the founding members of this school serving the mountain west of the USA. He is a professor of Family and Community Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of Arizona. He 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 USA 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 at a Lt. Colonel. He published 450 papers, and presently directs or has directed several NIH funded biomedical grants relating to alcohol and disease particularly immune function and cardiovascular effects including studying complementary and alternative medicines. Professor Ronald Ross Watson was Director of a National Institutes of Health funded Alcohol Research Center for 5 years. The main goal of the Center was to understand the role of ethanol-induced immunosuppression on immune function and disease resistance in animals. He is an internationally recognized alcohol-researcher, nutritionist and immunologist. He also initiated and directed other NIH-associated work at The University of Arizona, College of Medicine. Dr. Watson has funding from companies and non-profit foundations to study bioactive foods’ components in health promotion. Professor Watson attended the University of Idaho, but graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, with a degree in Chemistry in 1966. He completed his Ph.D. degree in 1971 in Biochemistry from Michigan State University. His postdoctoral schooling was completed at the Harvard School of Public Health in Nutrition and Microbiology, including a two-year postdoctoral research experience in immunology. Professor Watson is a distinguished member of several national and international nutrition, immunology, and cancer societies. Overall his career has involved studying many foods for their uses in health promotion. He has edited 120 biomedical reference books, particularly in health and 450 papers and chapters. His teaching and research in foods, nutrition and bacterial disease also prepare him to edit this book. He has 4 edited works on nutrition in aging. He has extensive experience working with natural products, alcohol, exercise, functional foods and dietary extracts for health benefits and safety issues, including getting 12 patents. Dr. Watson has done laboratory studies in mice on immune functions that decline with aging and the role of supplements in delaying this process as modified by alcohol and drugs of abuse.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Arizona, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, and School of Medicine, Arizona Health Sciences Center, 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

Victor R. Preedy BSc, PhD, DSc, FRSB, FRSPH, FRCPath, FRSC is a senior member of King's College London. He is also 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. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Drug and Alcohol Dependence and a founding member of the Editorial Board of Addiction Biology. 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 Editor of the influential works The Handbook Of Alcohol Related Pathology, The Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse and The Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies (all published by Academic Press-Elsevier).

Professor Preedy graduated in 1974 with an Honours Degree in Biology and Physiology with Pharmacology. He gained his University of London PhD in 1981. In 1992, he received his Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists and in 1993 he gained his second doctoral degree (DSc). Professor Preedy was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Biology in 1995 and also as a Fellow to the Royal College of Pathologists in 2000. He was then elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (2004) and The Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene (2004). In 2009, Professor Preedy became a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health and in 2012 a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

To his credit, Professor Preedy has published over 600 articles, which includes peer-reviewed manuscripts based on original research, abstracts and symposium presentations, reviews and numerous books and volumes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Dietetics, King's College London, UK

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