Plant Phenolics and Human Health: Biochemistry, Nutrition, and Pharmacology

Plant Phenolics and Human Health: Biochemistry, Nutrition, and Pharmacology

Editor(s): Cesar G. Fraga

Published Online: 9 NOV 2009

Print ISBN: 9780470287217

Online ISBN: 9780470531792

DOI: 10.1002/9780470531792

About this Book

A collection of current knowledge of phytochemicals and health

Interest in phenolic phytochemicals has increased as scientific studies indicate these compounds exhibit potential health benefits. With contributions from world leaders in this research area, Plant Phenolics and Human Health: Biochemistry, Nutrition, and Pharmacology offers an essential survey of the current knowledge on the capacity of specific micronutrients present in ordinary diets to fight disease.

The coverage in this resource:

  • Explains the presence and biochemical properties of phenolics present in fruits and vegetables, as well as in foods derived from their plant sources

  • Provides biochemical explanations on how certain plant phenolics fight cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, and other widespread pathologies

  • Focuses on certain phenolics, e.g., flavonoids, stilbenes, and curcuminoids, and provides insights on the biochemical bases used to define their significance in the diet as well as their recommended consumption requirements and toxicity

Appropriate for graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses in human and animal nutrition, basic nutritional biology, physiology, pharmacology, and other health-related disciplines, Plant Phenolics and Human Health: Biochemistry, Nutrition, and Pharmacology serves as both an invaluable supplementary classroom text and a self-teaching guide for professionals interested in defining the association between diet and health from classical, alternative, and complementary biomedical perspectives.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 13

      Bioavailability and Metabolism of Resveratrol (pages 265–297)

      Cristina Andres-Lacueva, Mireia Urpi-Sarda, Raul Zamora-Ros and Rosa M. Lamuela-Raventos

    3. Chapter 18

      Phenolics in Aging and Neurodegenerative Disorders (pages 427–451)

      Vittorio Calabrese, Marzia Perluigi, Carolin Cornelius, Raffaella Coccia, Fabio Di Domenico, Giovanni Pennisi, Chiara Cini and Albena T. Dinkova-Kostova

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