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Handbook of Antioxidants

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ISBN-10: 0824705475

ISBN-13: 9780824705473

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Enrique Cadenas, Lester Packer

List price: $294.00
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Offering over 4200 references, this book covers antioxidants in beverages and herbal products, nitric oxide and selenium. Including contributions from over 90 international experts, the book highlights research on food-derived antioxidants and biomarkers; vitamins E and C; coenzyme Q; carotenoids, flavoroids and other polyphenols; antioxidants in beverages and herbal products; the thiol antioxidants glutathione and lipoic acid; melatonin; selenium; and nitric oxide. The book helps readers understand the numerous conflicting health claims and the overabundance of epidemiological and clinical studies on nutrachemicals.
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Book details

List price: $294.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 10/26/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 732
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.894
Language: English

Series Introduction
Preface
Contributors
General Topics
Food-Derived Antioxidants: How to Evaluate Their Importance in Food and In Vivo
Measurement of Total Antioxidant Capacity in Nutritional and Clinical Studies
Quantification of Isoprostanes as Indicators of Oxidant Stress In Vivo
Vitamin E
Efficacy of Vitamin E in Human Health and Disease
Vitamin E Bioavailability, Biokinetics, and Metabolism
Biological Activity of Tocotrienols
Vitamin C
Vitamin C: From Molecular Actions to Optimum Intake
Vitamin C and Cardiovascular Diseases
Epidemiological and Clinical Aspects of Ascorbate and Cancer
Carotenoids
Carotenoids: Linking Chemistry, Absorption, and Metabolism to Potential Roles in Human Health and Disease
Antioxidant Effects of Carotenoids: Implication in Photoprotection in Humans
Oxidative Breakdown of Carotenoids and Biological Effects of Their Metabolites
Carotenoids in the Nutrition of Infants
Human Studies on Bioavailability and Serum Response of Carotenoids
Polyphenols and Flavonoids
Caffeic Acid and Related Antioxidant Compounds: Biochemical and Cellular Effects
Polyphenols and Flavonoids Protect LDL Against Atherogenic Modifications
Phytoestrogen Content in Foods and Their Role in Cancer
Peroxynitrite Scavenging by Mitochondrial Reductants and Plant Polyphenols
Antioxidants in Beverages and Herbal Products
Antioxidant and Other Properties of Green and Black Tea
The Phenolic Wine Antioxidants
French Maritime Pine Bark: Pycnogenol
Spices as Potent Antioxidants with Therapeutic Potential
Lipoic Acid and Glutathione
Lipoic Acid: Cellular Metabolism, Antioxidant Activity, and Clinical Relevance
Cellular Effects of Lipoic Acid and Its Role in Aging
Vascular Complications in Diabetes: Mechanisms and the Influence of Antioxidants
Therapeutic Effects of Lipoic Acid on Hyperglycemia and Insulin Resistance
Bioavailability of Glutathione
Melatonin
Antioxidant Capacity of Melatonin
Radical and Reactive Intermediate-Scavenging Properties of Melatonin in Pure Chemical Systems
Selenium
Selenium: An Antioxidant?
Selenium Status and Prevention of Chronic Diseases
Nitric Oxide
Antioxidant Properties of Nitric Oxide
Index