Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Liver and Gastrointestinal Disease: Bioactive Foods in Chronic Disease States

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Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy
Academic Press, Oct 22, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 802 pages
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Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Liver and Gastrointestinal Disease provides valuable insights for those seeking nutritional treatment options for those suffering from liver and/or related gastrointestinal disease including Crohn’s, allergies, and colitis among others. Information is presented on a variety of foods including herbs, fruits, soy and olive oil. This book serves as a valuable resource for researchers in nutrition, nephrology, and gastroenterology.



  • Addresses the most positive results from dietary interventions using bioactive foods to impact diseases of the liver and gastrointestinal system, including reduction of inflammation, improved function, and nutritional efficiency
  • Presents a wide range of liver and gastrointestinal diseases and provides important information for additional research
  • Associated information can be used to understand other diseases, which share common etiological pathways
 

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Contents

The Alkaline Way in Digestive Health
1
Functional Assessment of Gastrointestinal Health
23
Antioxidants in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn Disease
37
Omega6 and Omega3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
55
Alcohol and Gastrointestinal Tract Function
81
Dangerous Herbal WeightLoss Supplements
119
Milk Bacteria Role in Treating Gastrointestinal Allergies
127
Nutritional Functions of Polysaccharides from Soy Sauce in the Gastrointestinal Tract
139
Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Bioactive Foods From Biotechnology to Health Promotion
401
Carotenoids Liver Diseases Prevention
421
Omega3 Fatty Acids and Early Life Nutritional Programming Lessons from the Avian Model
437
Prebiotics Probiotics and Health Promotion An Overview
449
Gastroprotective Effects of Bioactive Foods
465
Antioxidant Activity of Anthocyanins in Common Legume Grains
485
Antioxidant Capacity of Pomegranate Juice and Its Role in Biological Activities
499
Dietary Bioactive Functional Polyphenols in Chronic Lung Diseases
513

Nutrition Dietary Fibers and Cholelithiasis Cholelithiasis and Lipid Lowering
149
Indian Medicinal Plants and Spices in the Prevention and Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis
173
Ginger Zingiber officinale Roscoe An Ancient Remedy and Modern Drug in Gastrointestinal Disorders
187
The Role of Microbiota and Probiotics on the Gastrointestinal Health Prevention of Pathogen Infections
201
Probiotics and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
215
Antioxidant Luteolin Exhibits Antiinflammatory Effect in In Vitro Gut Inflammation Model
227
Human Microbiome and Diseases A Metagenomic Approach
235
Folate Production by Lactic Acid Bacteria
251
Probiotics against Digestive Tract Viral Infections
271
Probiotic Bacteria as Mucosal Immune System Adjuvants
285
Medicinal Plants as Remedies for Gastrointestinal Ailments and Diseases A Review
301
Review on the Protective Effects of the Indigenous Indian Medicinal Plant Bael Aegle marmelos Correa in Gastr
313
Gastrointestinal and Hepatoprotective Effects of Ocimum sanctum L Syn Holy Basil or Tulsi Validation of the E
325
Turmeric Curcuma longa L the Golden Curry Spice as a Nontoxic Gastroprotective Agent A Review
337
Nutrition Dietary Fibers and Cholelithiasis Apple Pulp Fibers Clinical Trials
349
Gastrointestinal Protective Effects of Eugenia jambolana Lam Black Plum and Its Phytochemicals
369
Preventing the Epidemic of NonCommunicable Diseases An Overview
383
Antioxidant Capacity of Medicinal Plants
527
Chinese Herbal Products in the Prevention and Treatment of Liver Disease
537
Bioactive Foods and Supplements for Protection against Liver Diseases
557
The Role of Prebiotics in Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases
569
The Role of Curcumin in Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases
585
TollLike Receptors and Intestinal Immune Tolerance
597
Psychological Mechanisms of Dietary Change in Adulthood
611
Biochemical Mechanisms of Fatty Liver and Bioactive Foods Fatty Liver Diagnosis Nutrition Therapy
623
Hepatoprotective Effects of Zingiber officinale Roscoe Ginger A Review
657
Betel Leaf Piper betel Linn The Wrongly Maligned Medicinal and Recreational Plant Possesses Potent Gastrointes
673
Hepatoprotective Effects of Picroliv The Ethanolic Extract Fraction of the Endangered Indian Medicinal Plant Pic
685
Scientific Validation of the Hepatoprotective Effects of the Indian Gooseberry Emblica officinalis Gaertn A Re
697
Biochemical Mechanisms of Fatty Liver and Bioactive Foods Wild Foods Bioactive Foods Clinical Trials in Hepato
709
Phytochemicals Are Effective in the Prevention of EthanolInduced Hepatotoxicity Preclinical Observations
743
Index
759
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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.

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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