Therapeutic Foods - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128112663

Therapeutic Foods

1st Edition

Editors: Alexandru Grumezescu Alina Maria Holban
Paperback ISBN: 9780128115176
Imprint: Academic Press
Page Count: 472
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Table of Contents

Section 1: State of the art and applications
1. Nutraceuticals: myths vs. realities
  Mian Kamran Sharif and Rabia Khalid
2. The Impact of Functional food and Nutraceuticals in Health
  Shubham Singh, Meerza Abdul Razak, Supraj Raja Sangam, Buddolla Viswanath, PathanShajahan Begum, Senthilkumar Rajagopal

Section 2: Nutrition
3. Lipids as nutraceuticals: A shift in paradigm
  Navneet Agnihotri
4. Plant nutrition and agronomic management to obtain crops with better nutritional and nutraceutical quality
  Cabrera-De la Fuente, M., S. González-Morales, A. Juárez-Maldonado, P. Leija-Martínez, A. Benavides-Mendoza
5. Mushrooms as a source of therapeutic foods
  Marina Soković, Jasmina Glamočlija, Ana Ćirić, Jovana Petrović, Dejan Stojković
6. Oregano: a feed additive with functional properties
  I. Giannenas, E. Bonos, E. Christaki, P. Florou-Paneri
7. Potential of chokeberry (aronia melanocarpa l.) as a therapeutic food
  Nada Ćujić, Nevena Kardum, Katarina Šavikin, Gordana Zdunić, Teodora Janković, Nebojša Menković
8. Beta-Glucan as therapeutic food
  Vetvicka Vaclav, Sima Petr, Vannucci Luca
9. Nutritionally enhanced foods incorporating chia seed
  J. Rodolfo Rendón-Villalobos; Amanda Ortíz-Sánchez, Emmanuel Flores-Huicochea

Section 3: Medical impact
10. Perspective therapeutic effects of immunomodulating acidic herbal heteropolysaccharides and their complexes in functional and dietary nutrition
  Yordan Nikolaev Georgiev, Manol Hristov Ognyanov, Petko Nedyalkov Denev, Maria Georgieva Kratchanova
11. Soybeans, flaxseeds and fish oil in the treatment of renal disease
  Danijela Ristic-Medic, Marija Takic, Slavica Radjen  
12. Maca, a nutraceutical from the Andean Highlands
  Gustavo F. Gonzales, Dulce E. Alarcón-Yaquetto
13. Phytochemical and pharmacological properties of secondary metabolites in berries
 Sandra Neli Jimenez-Garcia, Moises Alejandro Vazquez-Cruz, Lina Garcia-Mier, Luis Miguel Contreras-Medina, Ramon Gerardo Guevara-González, Juan Fernando Garcia-Trejo, Ana Angelica Feregrino-Perez

Section 4: Cancer therapy
14. Functional Foods and Chemoprevention in Cancer
  Edwin E. Martínez Leo, Tania Villavicencio Altamirano, Maira R. Segura Campos
15. Epigenetic Nutraceuticals in Cancer Treatment
  Gordana Supic, Katarina Zeljic, Zvonko Magic


 


Description

Therapeutic Foods, Volume 8 in The Handbook of Food Bioengineering series, is an essential resource for investigating existing research of foods that may be utilized as therapeutic agents to foster new research solutions this field. Plants and animal products have been utilized since ancient times as  medicine to treat diseases and the properties within foods and ingredients are still investigated for food therapy and prophylaxis.

The book is a comprehensive resource for researchers and scientists already in the field or those just entering. It covers many spices, plant extracts, essential oils, vegetal mixtures that have a great immune-stimulatory effect and can be efficiently utilized in the treatment of infections, as well as many others that have proved their ability to be efficient in the treatment of cancer.

Key Features

  • Presents introductory chapters for background and practical examples of therapeutic foods used in different diseases to aid in research
  • Provides scientific methods to help eliminate the food spoilage and bacterial contamination in food packaging
  • Includes benefits of the applications of functional properties of food and food ingredients to benefit health and well-being

Readership

Food science researchers, academic societies (researchers, academic staff, postdocs, undergraduate and postgraduate students), professional organizations, food industry sector, ecological domain, pharmaceutical companies, engineering and innovative companies, technological sector and medical domain


Details

No. of pages:
472
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2018
Imprint:
Academic Press
Paperback ISBN:
9780128115176

About the Editors

Alexandru Grumezescu Editor

Dr. Grumezescu is Assistant Professor at the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, in the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, with a second affiliation to the Faculty of Medical Engineering, at the Politehnica University of Bucharest in Romania. He is an experienced and oft-published researcher and editor in the field of nano and biomaterials, and he is the Editor-in-Chief of three journals: Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, Letters and Applied NanoBioScience, and Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Bulletin. He also serves as editor or guest editor for several notable journals. Dr. Grumezescu has published 150 peer-reviewed papers, 20 book chapters, 6 co-authored books and 11 edited books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science and Faculty of Medical Engineering, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

Alina Maria Holban Editor

Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest; Department of Science and Engineering of Oxidic Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, University Politehnica of Bucharest

Contact details: alina_m_h@yahoo.com, http://alina.amgtranscend.org/

Qualifications and Experience: Assistant Professor – General Microbiology, Medical microbiology, Immunology, Immunopathology

Book Editor: Nanoarchitectonics for Smart Delivery and Drug Targeting (Elsevier) - in press - 2016

Assistant Editor - Letters in Applied NanoBioScience (http://nanobioletters.com/)

Guest Editor - Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (Bentham Science - Impact Factor 2014 = 2.511)

The contribution of Dr Holban on her research field is supported by the publication of 48 papers in peer-reviewed journals (35 in ‎ Web of Science / ISI indexed journals indexed journals), 34 conference/symposia proceedings (posters and oral presentations, from which 24 were presented in International scientific meetings), 1 book, 5 book chapters in international books and 2 GenBank original sequences (patents). More than 30 of the published papers are investigating the applications of nanomaterials on biomedical fields, focusing on their antimicrobial effect.

Affiliations and Expertise

Microbiology Department, Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania