Antioxidants in Food, Vitamins and Supplements

Antioxidants in Food, Vitamins and Supplements : Prevention and Treatment of Disease

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Antioxidants in Food, Vitamins and Supplements bridges the gap between books aimed at consumers and technical volumes written for investigators in antioxidant research. It explores the role of oxidative stress in the pathophysiology of various diseases as well as antioxidant foods, vitamins, and all antioxidant supplements, including herbal supplements. It offers healthcare professionals a rich resource of key clinical information and basic scientific explanations relevant to the development and prevention of specific diseases. The book is written at an intermediate level, and can be easily understood by readers with a college level chemistry and biology background.
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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 20.32mm | 750g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0128101040
  • 9780128101049

Table of contents

1. Introduction to Free Radicals and the Body's Antioxidant Defense
2. Methods for Measuring Oxidative Stress in the Laboratory
3. Oxidative Stress Induced by Air Pollution and Exposure to Sunlight
4. Oxidative Stress Caused by Cigarette Smoking, Alcohol Abuse, and Drug Abuse
5. Oxidative Stress Induced by Household Chemicals
6. Psychological Stress-Induced Oxidative Stress
7. Oxidative Stress and Cardiovascular Diseases
8. Oxidative Stress and Cancer
9. Diabetes and Oxidative Stress
10. Role of Oxidative Stress in Neurodegenerative Diseases and Other Diseases Related to Aging
11. Oxidative Stress Related to Other Diseases
12. Fruits, Vegetable, and Nuts
13. Tea, Coffee, and Chocolate: Rich Sources of Antioxidants
14. Alcoholic Beverages: Antioxidant and Other Health Benefits of Moderate Consumption
15. Antioxidant Vitamins and Minerals
16. Herbal and Other Dietary Supplements That Are Antioxidants
17. Combating Oxidative Stress with a Healthy Lifestyle
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About Kimberly Klein

Amitava Dasgupta received his PhD degree in Chemistry from Stanford University and his fellowship training in Clinical Chemistry from the Laboratory Medicine Department of the University of Washington School of Medicine at Seattle. He is a tenured Full Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center located at the Texas Medical Center at Houston. Dr. Dasgupta has published 210 scientific papers, written many invited review articles, and has edited, co-edited or written 15 books. He is on the Editorial Board of five major medical journals including American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, Clinica Chimica Acta and Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis. Kimberly Klein received her undergraduate degree in nutrition from the University of Florida and her Doctoral of Medicine degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in the department of pathology at University of Texas Health Sciences Center and her sub-specialization training in the field transfusion medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. She is an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center located at the Texas Medical Center at Houston. She has several published papers in field of pathology in the in Transfusion, surgical infection, disease of the month, and the Journal of Breast.
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