Beer in Health and Disease Prevention

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Beer in Health and Disease Prevention is the single comprehensive volume needed to understand beer and beer-related science. Presenting both the concerns and problems of beer consumption as well as the emerging evidence of benefit, this book offers a balanced view of today's findings and the potential of tomorrow's research.

Just as wine in moderation has been proposed to promote health, research is showing that beer - and the ingredients in beer - can have similar impact on improving health, and in some instances preventing disease. This book addresses the impact of beer and beer ingredients on cancers, cardiovascular disease, anti-oxidant benefits, and other health related concerns. It offers a holistic view from beer brewing to the isolation of beer-related compounds. It contains self-contained chapters written by subject matter experts.

This book is recommended for scientists and researchers from a variety of fields and industries from beer production to health-care professionals.
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  • Hardback | 1248 pages
  • 218.44 x 281.94 x 48.26mm | 2,630.82g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0123738911
  • 9780123738912
  • 1,795,773

Table of contents



Foreword by Professor Jonathon Powell

Part 1: General Aspects of Beer and Constituents

(i) Beer Making, Hops and Yeast

Overview of Manufacturing Beer: Ingredients, Processes and Quality Criteria
Sascha Wunderlich and Werner Back

NON Lager Beer
Andrea Pavsler and Stefano Buiatti

Lager Beer
Andrea Pavsler and Stefano Buiatti

Traditional and Modern Japanese Beers: Methods of Production and Composition
Masato Kawasaki and Shuso Sakuma

Sorghum Beer: Fabrication, Nutritional Value and Impact Upon Human Health
Maoura Nanadoum and Jacques Pourquie

Production of Alcohol-free Beer
Luigi Montanari, Ombretta Marconi, Heidi Mayer, and Paolo Fantozzi

Yeast Diversity in the Brewing Industry
Linda Hellborg and Jure Piskur

The Brewer's Yeast Genome: From its Origins to our Current Knowledge
Sandra Rainieri

Flocculation in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae
Eduardo V. Soares

Use of Amylolytic Enzymes in Brewing
N.P. Guerra, A. Torrado-Agrasar, C. Lopez-Macias, E. Martinez-Carballo, S. Garcia-Falcon, J. Simal-Gandara, and L.M. Pastrana-Castro

(ii) Beer Drinking

Trends of Beer Drinking in Europe
Pedro Marques-Vidal

Trends in Beer Drinking: Rest of the World
Qiao Qiao Chen and Pedro Marques-Vidal

Beer Consumption Patterns in Northern Ireland
Adele Mc Kinney and Kieran Coyle

Beer Consumption in Teenagers in Brazzaville (Congo)
Jean Robert Mabiala Babela, Alphonse Massamba, Senga Prosper, and Rajaventhan Srirajaskanthan

Personality Characteristics Associated with Drinking and Beverage Preference
Colin R. Martin

Beer and Current Mood State
Ralf Demmel and Jennifer Nicolai

Female Beer Drinking and the Morning After
L. Darren Kruisselbrink and Rene J.L. Murphy

Beer Consumption During Pregnancy
Brittany B. Rayburn and William F. Rayburn

Beer and other Alcoholic Beverages: Implications for Dependence, Craving and Relapse
Thomas Hillemacher and Stefan Bleich

(iii) Beer Composition and Properties

Beer Composition: An Overview
Stefano Buiatti

Identification of Taste and Aroma-Active Components of Beer
Paul Hughes

Hop Essential Oil: Analysis, Chemical Composition and Odor Characteristics
Graham Eyres and Jean-Pierre Dufour*

Ethanol Content of Beer Sold in the US: Variation Over Time, Across States and by Individual Drinks
William C. Kerr

Soluble Proteins of Beer
Marion Didier and Bakan Benedicte

Amino Acids in Beer
Marta Fontana and Stefano Buiatti

Purines in Beer
Tetsuya Yamamoto and Yuji Moriwaki

Beer Carbohydrates
Isabel M.P.L.V.O. Ferreira

Dietary Fiber in Beer: Content, Composition, Colonic Fermentability and Contribution to the Diet

Goni, M.E. Diaz-Rubio, F. Saura-Calixto

Beer and Arabinoxylan
Glen P. Fox

Histamine in Beer
Susanne Diel, Maria Herwald, Hannelore Borck, and Friedhelm Diel

Terpenoids in Beer
J. Richard Dickinson

Proanthocyanidins in Hops
Hui-Jing Li and Max L. Deinzer

Metals in Beer
Pawel Pohl

Minerals in Beer
Luigi Montanari, Heidi Mayer, Ombretta Marconi, and Paolo Fantozzi

Silicon in Beer: Origin and Concentration
Caroline Walker, Gary Freeman, Ravin Jugdaohsingh, and Jonathan J. Powell

(iv) Beer Stability and Spoilage

The Chemistry of Ageing Beer
D.P. De Schutter, D. Saison, F. Delvaux, G. Derdelinckx, F.R. Delvaux

Trans-2-nonenal During Model Mashing
Jose da Cruz Francisco and Estera Szwajcer Dey

E-2-nonenal and Beta-damascenone in Beer
Jose Rodrigues and Paulo Almeida

Pathogens in Beer
Garry Menz, Peter Aldred, and Frank Vriesekoop

Fate of Pesticide Residues in Brewing
Simon Navarro and Nuria Vela

Part 2: General Effects on Metabolism and Body Systems

(i) General Metabolism and Organ Systems

Ethanol in Beer: Production, Absorption and Metabolism
Rajkumar Rajendram and Victor R. Preedy

What Contribution is Beer to the Intake of Antioxidants in Diet?
Fulgencio Saura-Calixto, Jose Serrano, and Jara Perez-Jimenez

Antioxidant Activity of Beer's Maillard Reaction Products: Features and Health Aspects
Franco Tubaro

Beer Affects Oxidative Stress Due to Ethanol: A Preclinical and Clinical Study
Giovanni Addolorato, Lorenzo Leggio, Anna Ferrulli, Giovanni Gasbarrini, Antonio Gasbarrini, and Alcohol Related Diseases Study Group

Antioxidant Capacity of Hops
C. Proestos and M. Komaitis

The Antioxidant Capacities of Beers: Relationship between Assays of Antioxidant Capacity, Colour and other Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Justin A. Fegredo, Rachel Meynell, Alan K.H. Lai, Max C.Y. Wong, Colin R. Martin, Helen Wiseman, Victor R. Preedy

Biological Properties of Beer and its Components Compared to Wine
Giuseppe Iacomino, Idolo Tedesco, and Gian Luigi Russo

The Absorption and Metabolism of Phenolic Acids from Beer in Man
Mirella Nardini, Fausta Natella, Andrea Ghiselli, and Cristina Scaccini

Caloric Compensation in Response to Beer Consumption
Neil E. Rowland

Beer and Adiposity
S. Goya Wannamethee

The Relationship between Exercise and Beer Ingestion in Regards to Metabolism
Tetsuya Yamamoto and Yuji Moriwaki

Estrogenicity of Beer: The Role of Intestinal Bacteria in the Activation of Beer Flavonoid
Sam Possemiers, Willy Verstraete, and Tom Van de Wiele

Effects of Beer Ingestion on Body Purine Bases
Yuji Moriwaki and Tetsuya Yamamoto

Neuropharmaological Activity of Humulus Lupulus L
Paola Zanoli and Manuela Zavatti

Beer: Effects on Saliva Secretion and Composition
H.S. Brand, M.L. Bruins, E.C.I. Veerman, and A.V. Nieuw Amerongen

Beer and Coeliac Disease
Glen P. Fox

The Effect of Beer and other Alcoholic Beverages on the Esophagus with Special Reference to Gastroesophageal Reflux
H. Seidl and C. Pehl

Effects of Beer on the Gastric Mucosa as Determined by Endoscopy
Andreas Franke and Manfred V. Singer

The Effect of Beer and its Non-alcoholic Ingredients on Secretory and Motoric Function of the Stomach
Andreas Franke and Manfred V. Singer

The Effect of Beer and its Non-alcoholic Constituents on the Exocrine and Endocrine Pancreas as well as on Gastrointestinal Hormones
Peter Feick, Andreas Gerloff, and Manfred V. Singer

Beer and the Liver
Rajaventhan SriRajaskanthan and Victor R. Preedy

(ii) Cardiovascular and Cancer

Beer Consumption and Homocysteine
D.A. De Luis and R. Aller

Alcohol, Beer and Ischemic Stroke
Kenneth Mukamal

Beer: Is it Alcohol, Antioxidants, or both? Animal Models of Atherosclerosis
Joe A. Vinson

Beer Inhibition of Heterocyclic Amines-induced Carcinogenesis
Hajime Nozawa and Keiji Kondo

Maize Beer and Carcinogenesis
Zodwa Dlamini, Zukile Mbita, and Lindiwe Skhosana

The Relationship between Beer Consumption and Lung Cancer
Douglas E. Paull and Alex G. Little

Phenolic Beer Compounds to Prevent Cancer
Clarissa Gerhauser

Beer Inhibition of Azoxymethane-induced Colonic Carcinogenesis
Hajime Nozawa and Keiji Kondo

Part 3: Specific Effects of Selective Beer Related Components

(i) General Metabolism and Organ Systems

Biological Activities of Humulone
Hiroyasu Tobe

Desmethylxanthohumol from Hops, Chemistry and Biological Effects
Reinhard A. Diller, Herbert M. Riepl, Oliver Rose, Corazon Frias, Gunter Henze, and Aram Prokop

Reproductive and Estrogenic Effects of 8-prenylnaringenin in Hops
Stuart R. Milligan

Regulation of Gene Expression by Hop-derived 8-prenylnaringenin
Oliver Zierau and Gunter Vollmer

Hop-derived Phytoestrogens Alter Osteoblastic Phenotype and Gene Expression
Katharina E. Effenberger and Johannes Westendorf

Antimalarials from Prenylated Chalcone Derivatives of Hops
Sonja Froelich, Carola Schubert, and Kristina Jenett-Siems

Acylphloroglucinol Derivatives from Hops as Anti-inflammatory Agents
Hans Becker, Clarissa Gerhauser, and Gregor Bohr

Hops derived Inhibitors of Nitric Oxide
Hajime Nozawa, Feng Zhao, and Keiji Kondo

Non-specific Hydroxyl Radical Scavenging Properties of Melanoidins from Beer
Francisco J. Morales

Anti-obesity Effects of Dietary Isomerized Hop Extract Containing Isohumulones Generated via Peroxisome Proliferators-activated Receptors

Hiroaki Yajima

80. Moderate Beer Consumption: Effects on Silcon Intake and Bone Health

Ravin Jugdaohsingh and Jonathan J. Powell

81. Biolabelling of Xanthohumol in Hop Cones (Humulus Lupulus L., Cannabaceae) with Stable and Radioactive Precursors for Biosynthetic and Metabolic Studies

Hans Becker, Stefanie Berwanger, and Norbert Frank

(ii) Cardiovascular and Cancer

82. Epicatechin and its Role in Protection of LDL and of Vascular Endothelium

Tankred Schewe and Helmut Sies

83. Isohumulones from Beer Modulate Blood Lipid Status

Aruto Yoshida

84. Flavonoids in Beer and their Potential Benefit on the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Chung-Yen Chen and Jeffrey B. Blumberg

85. Vasoactivity of Flavonols, Flavones and Catechins

Owen L. Woodman

86. The Anti-invasive and Proapoptotic Effect of Xanthohumol: Potential use in Cancer

Barbara Vanhoecke, Jerina Boelens, Sofie Lust, Fritz Offner, and Marc Bracke

87. Anti-cancer Property of Epicatechin Gallate in Colon Cancer Cells

Seung Joon Baek and Seong-Ho Lee

88. Use of Quercetin in Prostate Cancer Cells

Charles Y.F. Young

89. Beer and Prevention of Heterocyclic Amine-induced DNA Adducts and O6-methlyguanine

Sakae Arimoto-Kobayashi

90. Techniques for Assessing Anti-cancer Effects of Beer

Clarissa Gerhauser

Part 4: Assay Methods and Techniques Used for Investigating Beer and Related Compounds

91. The Evaluation of Beer Ageing

Maria Purificacion Hernandez-Artiga and Dolores Bellido Milla

92. Use of Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry to Fingerprint Beer

Rodrigo R. Catharino, Alexandra C.H.F. Sawaya, and Marcos N. Eberlin

93. Methods for the Characterization of Beer by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)

A.M. Gil and J. Rodrigues

94. Methods for the Vibrational Spectroscopy Analysis of Beer

Salvador Garrigues and Miguel de la Guardia

95. Fluorecence Methods for the Analysis of Beer

Ewa Sikorska, Igor Khmelinskii, and Marek Sikorski

96. Capillary Electrophoresis Methods used for Beer Analysis

Antonio Segura-Carretero, Sonia Cortacero-Ramirez, and Alberto Fernandez-Gutierrez

97. Manual and Robotic Methods for Measuring the Total Antioxidant Capacity of Beers

Justin A. Fegredo, Max C.Y. Wong, Helen Wiseman, and Victor R. Preedy

98. Methods for the HPLC Analysis of Phenolic Compounds and Flavonoids of Beer

Pavel Jandera

99. Methods for the Assay of Iso-alpha-acids and Reduced iso-alpha-acids in Beer

Gerd Vanhoenacker and Pat Sandra

100. Methods for Determining Biogenic Amines in Beer

Anastasia Zotou and Zacharenia Loukou

101. Beer and ESR Spin Trapping

Kevin Huvaere and Mogens L. Anderson

102. Method for Determining Ethanol in Beer

Domenica Tonelli

103. Quantification of Beer Carbohydrates by HPLC

Isabel M.P.L.V.O. Ferreira
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Review Text

"Beer in Health and Disease Prevention serves an important function by righting the bias toward wine as the only healthy alcoholic beverage. The book is a massive 1,100 page compendium with 103 chapters by many international distinguished contributors. There are too many excellent entries to cite them individually. Suffice it to say that the book is packed with data in readable form. A strong and useful feature is the inclusion at the end of each chapter of a detailed list of summary points. Overall, this volume splendidly fulfils the stated mission. Dr. Preedy deserves congratulations for undertaking and completing a monumental undertaking. It will be of interest and value to scientists in a number of disciplines and to interested nonscientists." -- Arthur L. Klatsky, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN BIOLOGY

"Each chapter is well laid out with an abstract summarizing the chapter, a list of abbreviations and at the end of each chapter there are succinct summary points. This reviewer highly recommends this reference book and believes that it is very good value for the price." -- Inge Russell, Ph.D., D.Sc., FIBiol, FIBD, JOURNAL OF THE INSTITUTE OF BREWING

"Although a large part of the book is dedicated to 'beer in terms of health and disease prevention' as the title states, the content also encompasses areas such as beer analysis methodology, beer drinking patterns and beer production.. This reviewer highly recommends this reference book and believes that it is very good value for the price." -- The Journal of the Institute of Brewing
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"There are too many excellent entries to cite them individually. Suffice it to say that the book is packed with data in readable form. Dr. Preedy deserves congratulations for undertaking and completing a monumental undertaking. It will be of interest and value to scientists in a number of disciplines and to interested nonscientists."
- Arthur L. Klatsky, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN BIOLOGY
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About Victor R. Preedy

Victor R. Preedy BSc, PhD, DSc, FRSB, FRSPH, FRCPath, FRSC is a senior member of King's College London. He is also Director of the Genomics Centre and a member of the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine. Professor Preedy has longstanding academic interests in substance misuse especially in relation to health and well being. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Drug and Alcohol Dependence and a founding member of the Editorial Board of Addiction Biology. In his career Professor Preedy was Reader at the Addictive Behaviour Centre at The University of Roehampton, and also Reader at the School of Pharmacy (now part of University College London; UCL). Professor Preedy is Editor of the influential works The Handbook Of Alcohol Related Pathology, The Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse and The Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies (all published by Academic Press-Elsevier). Professor Preedy graduated in 1974 with an Honours Degree in Biology and Physiology with Pharmacology. He gained his University of London PhD in 1981. In 1992, he received his Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists and in 1993 he gained his second doctoral degree (DSc). Professor Preedy was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Biology in 1995 and also as a Fellow to the Royal College of Pathologists in 2000. He was then elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (2004) and The Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene (2004). In 2009, Professor Preedy became a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health and in 2012 a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. To his credit, Professor Preedy has published over 600 articles, which includes peer-reviewed manuscripts based on original research, abstracts and symposium presentations, reviews and numerous books and volumes.
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