Oncological Functional Nutrition

Oncological Functional Nutrition

Phytochemicals and Medicinal Plants

1st Edition - August 20, 2021

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  • Editors: Maira Campos, Armando Ortega
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128198292
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128198285

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Oncological Functional Nutrition: Phytochemicals and Medicinal Plants presents the anticancer activities, metabolism, mechanism of action, doses, and sources of various phytochemicals and medicinal plants. Broken into five parts, this book addresses cancer epidemiology, molecular and therapeutic bases of cancer, macro and micronutrients in cancer prevention and treatment, phytochemicals in the cancer treatment, and medical plants as potential functional foods or resources for the obtention of metabolites with anticancer activity. Written for nutritionists, food scientists, health professionals, oncologists, endocrinologists, natural product chemists, ethnobotanists, chemists, pharmacists, biochemists, and students studying relating fields, Oncological Functional Nutrition: Phytochemicals and Medicinal Plants will be a useful reference for those interested in learning more about functional nutrition and cancer.

Key Features

  • Discusses functional nutrition as alternative therapy
  • Provides recommendations and intervention strategies related to the consumption of phytochemicals, food, and medicinal plants
  • Addresses cancer epidemiology, the molecular and therapeutic bases of cancer, phytochemicals in the cancer treatment, and medical plants

Readership

Nutritionists, food scientists, health professionals, oncologists, endocrinologists, natural product chemists, ethnobotanists, chemists, pharmacists, biochemists, and students studying relating fields

Table of Contents

  • 1. Cancer epidemiology
    2. Molecular and therapeutic bases of cancer
    3. Macro and micronutrients in cancer prevention and treatment
    4. Phytochemicals in cancer treatment
    5. Medicinal plants as potential functional foods or resources for obtaining metabolites with anticancer activity

Product details

  • No. of pages: 208
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: August 20, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128198292
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128198285

About the Editors

Maira Campos

Maira Rubi Segura Campos is the lead research professor at the Faculty of Chemistry Engineering and the coordinator of the Institutional Postgraduate in Chemical and Biochemical Sciences at the Autonomous University of Yucatan, Mérida, Mexico. She has authored 115 articles in national and international journals, 61 book chapters, 12 books, and 41 memoirs. She has also taught more than 170 courses at the pre-and postgraduate level and has actively participated in 170 national and international academic events.

Affiliations and Expertise

Food Science Laboratory, Chemical Engineering Faculty, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatan, Mérida, Mexico

Armando Ortega

Armando Manuel Martín Ortega is a nutriologist at the Autonomous University of Yucatan (UADY), Mérida, Mexico. He is research assistant to Dr. Maira Rubi Segura Campos in Faculty of Chemical Engineering at UADY. He has contributed to multiple research projects and has co-authored a variety national and international articles as well as book chapters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Universidad Autónoma de Yucatan, Merida, Mexico

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