Seaweed in Health and Disease Prevention

Seaweed in Health and Disease Prevention

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Seaweed in Health and Disease Prevention presents the potential usage of seaweed, macroalgae, and their extracts for enhancing health and disease. The book explores the possibilities in a comprehensive way, including outlining how seaweed can be used as a source of macronutrients and micronutrients, as well as nutraceuticals. The commercial value of seaweed for human consumption is increasing year-over-year, and some countries harvest several million tons annually. This text lays out the properties and effects of seaweeds and their use in the food industry, offering a holistic view of the ability of seaweed to impact or effect angiogenesis, tumors, diabetes and glucose control, oxidative stress, fungal infections, inflammation and infection, the gut, and the liver.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 476 pages
  • 216 x 276 x 27.94mm | 1,110g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 012802772X
  • 9780128027721
  • 2,132,812

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Algae: A Way of Life and Health

Chapter 2. Society and Seaweed: Understanding the Past and Present

Chapter 3. Biology of Seaweeds

Chapter 4. Macroalgae Systematics

Chapter 5. Seaweeds as Food

Chapter 6. Seaweed and Alcohol: Biofuel or Booze?

Chapter 7. Lipids, Fatty Acids, Glycolipids, and Phospholipids

Chapter 8. Carbohydrates From Seaweeds

Chapter 9. Proteins and Pigments

Chapter 10. Seaweeds in Human Health

Chapter 11. Medicinal Properties: Antibiotic, Tonic, and Antiparasitic Properties

Chapter 12. Antiallergic Properties

Chapter 13. Toxic and Harmful Seaweeds

Chapter 14. Seaweed Application in Cosmetics
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About Joel Fleurence

Dr. Joel Fleurence, PhD, is Professor of Marine Biology and Biochemistry at Nantes University. He is one of two Directors of the Research Laboratory "Sea, Molecules, Health". He is member of the University National Council since 2007 and was elected Vice-President of the section "Biology of organisms" since 2011. He is a senior scientist and an international expert on the seaweed valorisation (100 international publications including patents). In 1985, he began his research career in the pharmaceutical industry in the French Company Roussel-Uclaf. In 1990, he was recruited by the Institute of Valorisation of Seaweeds (CEVA, Brittany, France) to lead researches about the chemical composition and nutritional properties of macroalgae. Professor Fleurence has participated in the establishment of the french regulation on marine algae used as sea vegetables. In 1994, he arrives as head of laboratory "Proteins and Quality" at IFREMER (Research French Organism for the Sea Exploitation) and develops research on the nutritional properties of seaweed proteins for use in human or animal food. Since 2002, he is Professor at the University of Nantes and leads research on the development of seaweed uses as protein or pigment sources for the industry. Dr. Ira A. Levine, Ph.D. is a tenured Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences at the University of Southern Maine, Chairperson of the USM Lewiston Auburn College Faculty, Director of the USM, LAC Aquatic Research Lab (algal genetic engineering, physiological ecology, and new product development). Additionally, Dr. Levine is the President and Board Chair of the Algae Foundation, President and Board Chair of Professors Beyond Borders. Previously, awarded a 2009-2010 U.S. State Department, Fulbright New Century Scholar and in 2007-2008 was a visiting professor of biology at Duke University. Dr. Levine combines 30 years of applied and basic research in the molecular, physiological ecology and cultivation of algae, aquatic farming management, and aquaculture engineering. Dr. Levine's farming experience includes open-ocean and pond cultivation in Canada, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, and USA (Hawaii, Florida, and Maine). Current efforts include algal cultivar enhancement for aquaculture and agriculture feed supplementation, human nutraceuticals and cosmaceuticals, fine chemicals and plant-based biofuels.
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