Nuts and Seeds in Health and Disease Prevention

Nuts and Seeds in Health and Disease Prevention

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The use of nuts and seeds to improve human nutritional status has proven successful for a variety of conditions including in the treatment of high cholesterol, reduced risk of Type-2 Diabetes, and weight control. Nuts and Seeds in Health and Disease Prevention is a complete guide to the health benefits of nuts and seeds. This book is the only single-source scientific reference to explore the specific factors that contribute to these potential health benefits, as well as discussing how to maximize those potential benefits.
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  • Hardback | 1226 pages
  • 215.9 x 274.32 x 45.72mm | 2,630.82g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 012375688X
  • 9780123756886
  • 1,528,174

Table of contents

Section 1: General Aspects and Overviews

1.1. Overviews: A Primer on Seeds and Nut Biology, Improvement and Use; Seeds as herbal drugs; Seeds, Nuts and Vector-Borne Diseases; 1.2. Composition: Fatty acid content of commonly available nuts and seeds; Triacylglycerols in nut and seeds oils: detailed characterization using high-performance liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry; Antioxidants in nuts and seeds; Inorganic constituents of nuts and seeds; 1.3. Effects on health: Nuts and Seeds in Cardiovascular Health; Brassica seeds: metabolomics and biological potential; Nuts and seeds used in health and disease in Pakistan; Seeds components in cancer prevention; Nuts, seeds and oral health; 1.4. Adverse aspects: Mycotoxins in seeds and nuts; Cyanogenic glycosides in nuts and seeds; Allergies to nuts and seeds

Section 2: Effects of Specific Nuts and Seeds




African ebony seeds; Ajwain seeds; Almond seeds; Aniseeds; Bambangan seeds; Bambara groundnut; Betel nut; Swietenine, Big Leaf Mahogany seeds; Bitter Kola seeds; Black soybean seeds; Bonducella seeds; Brazil nuts; Broccoli seeds; Buckwheat seeds; West African Bush Mango; Caper seeds; Cardamom seeds; Carob seeds; Cashew nut; Chia Seeds; Chinese cabbage seeds; Chinese Fan Palm; Climbing black pepper seeds; Cluster pepper seeds; Cocoa Seeds; Coconut seeds; Common vetch seeds; Usage of Coral bean seeds; Coralwood seeds; Coriander seeds; Cowhage seeds; Crabs eye seeds; Cumin seeds; Custard apple seeds; Date Seeds; Euphorbia seeds; Fennel seeds; Fenugreek seeds; Five-leaved chaste tree seeds; Flaxseeds; Fragrant Olive seeds; Gallnuts; Garden cress seeds; Ginkgo seeds; Grains of Paradise Seeds; Grape seeds; Grapefruit seeds; Gray Nickerbean; Amazonian herb guarana seeds; Guava seeds; Harmala Seeds; Hazelnuts; Hempseeds; Hongay oil tree seeds; Horse chestnut; Indian gooseberry seeds; Indian mustard seeds; Jackfruit seeds; Jambolan seeds; Kersting's Nut; Litchi Seeds; Longan seeds; Lupine seeds; Macadamia nuts; Magnolia seeds; Malay apple; Mango seeds; Marking Nut; Milk Thistle; Mobola plum seeds; Moringa seeds; Mucana seeds; Neem tree seeds; Nigella seeds; Nutmeg; Okra seed; Olive seeds; Papaya seeds; Passion fruit seeds; Peanut seeds; Pecan nut; Perennial horse gram Seeds; Pistachio seeds; Pomegranate seeds; Pumpkin seeds; Purple Camel's Food Seeds; Purple Viper's Bugloss seeds; Purple Wheat seeds; Rapeseeds; Red clover seeds; Red onion seeds; Sacha Inchi nut oil; Safflower seeds; Sea buckthorn seeds; Sesame seeds; Sour date seeds; Soursop seeds; Soybean; Spotted bean; Squirting cucumber seeds; Sucupira branca seeds; Sunflower Seeds; Tamarind Seeds; Tea seeds; Tomato seeds; Wallich seeds; Walnuts; Watermelon Seeds; White cabbage seeds; Wild Banana
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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. Ronald Ross Watson PhD is a professor of Health Promotion Sciences in the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. He was one of the founding members of this school serving the mountain west of the USA. He is a professor of Family and Community Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of Arizona. He began his research in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health as a fellow in 1971 doing field work on vaccines in Saudi Arabia. He has done clinical studies in Colombia, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and USA which provides a broad international view of public health. He has served in the military reserve hospital for 17 years with extensive training in medical responses to disasters as the chief biochemistry officer of a general hospital, retiring at a Lt. Colonel. He published 450 papers, and presently directs or has directed several NIH funded biomedical grants relating to alcohol and disease particularly immune function and cardiovascular effects including studying complementary and alternative medicines. Professor Ronald Ross Watson was Director of a National Institutes of Health funded Alcohol Research Center for 5 years. The main goal of the Center was to understand the role of ethanol-induced immunosuppression on immune function and disease resistance in animals. He is an internationally recognized alcohol-researcher, nutritionist and immunologist. He also initiated and directed other NIH-associated work at The University of Arizona, College of Medicine. Dr. Watson has funding from companies and non-profit foundations to study bioactive foods' components in health promotion. Professor Watson attended the University of Idaho, but graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, with a degree in Chemistry in 1966. He completed his Ph.D. degree in 1971 in Biochemistry from Michigan State University. His postdoctoral schooling was completed at the Harvard School of Public Health in Nutrition and Microbiology, including a two-year postdoctoral research experience in immunology. Professor Watson is a distinguished member of several national and international nutrition, immunology, and cancer societies. Overall his career has involved studying many foods for their uses in health promotion. He has edited 120 biomedical reference books, particularly in health and 450 papers and chapters. His teaching and research in foods, nutrition and bacterial disease also prepare him to edit this book. He has 4 edited works on nutrition in aging. He has extensive experience working with natural products, alcohol, exercise, functional foods and dietary extracts for health benefits and safety issues, including getting 12 patents. Dr. Watson has done laboratory studies in mice on immune functions that decline with aging and the role of supplements in delaying this process as modified by alcohol and drugs of abuse. Dr Vinood B. Patel BSc PhD FRSC is currently a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Westminster and honorary fellow at King's College London. He presently directs studies on metabolic pathways involved in liver disease, particularly related to mitochondrial energy regulation and cell death. Research is being undertaken to study the role of nutrients, antioxidants, phytochemicals, iron, alcohol and fatty acids in the patho-physiology of liver disease. Other areas of interest include identifying new biomarkers that can be used for diagnosis and prognosis of liver disease, understanding mitochondrial oxidative stress in Alzheimers disease and gastrointestinal dysfunction in autism. Dr. Patel graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a degree in Pharmacology and completed his PhD in protein metabolism from King's College London in 1997. His post-doctoral work was carried out at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical School studying structural-functional alterations to mitochondrial ribosomes, where he developed novel techniques to characterize their biophysical properties. Dr. Patel is a nationally and internationally recognized liver researcher and was involved in several NIH funded biomedical grants related to alcoholic liver disease. Dr. Patel has edited biomedical books in the area of nutrition and health prevention, autism, biomarkers, and has published over 150 articles and in 2014 he was elected as a Fellow to The Royal Society of Chemistry.
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