Nutritional Toxicology, Volume III is a compilation of reviews and research regarding nutrition and toxicology, specifically the issues that affect public health and regulation. This volume further develops understanding of the basic concepts significant to protect and promote public health and provide a credible scientific basis for public health and regulatory decisions.
Composed of seven chapters, this volume further extends the discussion of the topics included in Volume I and Volume II of this series. The first two chapters deal with the topic of food safety. The first one discusses safety of food packaging materials and their health implications. The second chapter tackles the relation between neurotoxicology and food safety assessment. The next section of this book includes more detailed discussion regarding proteins (amino acids), phosphorylated derivatives, and vitamin B6 interactions. The discussion of these topics generally covers their chemical aspects, metabolism, bioavailability, and distribution in foods. The last two chapters give recommendations regarding toxicological experiments and vitamin supplement. Chapter 6 presents considerations in the designing of standardized diets in toxicological experiments. Chapter 7 gives an analysis of the risk/benefit of vitamin supplements.
As with the other volumes, this book proves helpful to students, professionals, and researchers in the field of nutritional sciences, pharmacology, and biology.
Contributors Preface Contents of Previous Volumes 1 Food Packaging Materials: Health Implications I. Introduction II. Current Trends in Packaging III. Potential Migrants from Plastics IV. Assessment of Dietary Exposure V. Migrants of Potential Concern VI. Regulatory Control Measures in Various Countries VII. International Initiatives References 2 Neurotoxicology and Food Safety Assessment I. Introduction II. Special Nature of the Nervous System: Overview of the Sites and Mechanisms of Neurotoxicity III. Strategies for Evaluating Neurotoxicity of Foods IV. Predicting Neurotoxicity: Illustrative Examples V. Conclusions References 3 Nutritional and Safety Implications of Oxidized Sulfur-Containing Amino Acids I. Introduction II. Chemistry, Occurrence, and Formation during Food Processing III. Bioavailability IV. Safety Implications of Oxidized Sulfur-Containing Amino Acids References 4 Antinutritive Effects of Phytate and Other Phosphorylated Derivatives I. Chemical Aspects II. Distribution in Foods III. Biological Effects IV. Implications for Human Nutrition V. Summary and Conclusions References 5 Interactions of Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) and Xenobiotics I. Introduction II. Metabolism of Vitamin B6 III. Interaction of Vitamin B6 with Drugs IV. Vitamin B6 and Environmental Toxicants V. Vitamin B6 and Nutrients VI. Concluding Remarks References 6 Considerations in Designing and Using Standardized Diets in Toxicological Experiments I. Introduction II. General Considerations III. Conclusions References 7 Risk/Benefit Analysis for Vitamin Supplements I. Introduction II. Standard Types of Risk and Benefit III. Quantitative/Statistical Aspects IV. Risk/Benefit Evaluation of Vitamin A Intakes
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