Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Diabetes: Bioactive Foods in Chronic Disease States

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Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy
Academic Press, Oct 22, 2012 - Medical - 658 pages
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The role of diet in the prevention, control and treatment of diabetes continues to provide significant opportunity for non-pharmaceutical interventions for many of the over 20 million people who live with this disease. Looking beyond traditional dietary controls may lead to more effective, cost efficient, and flexible options for many patients.

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Diabetes is the only available scientific resource focused on exploring the latest advances in bioactive food research, and the potential benefit of bioactive food choice on the diabetic condition. Written by experts from around the world, it presents important information that can help improve the health of those at risk for diabetes and diabetes related conditions using food selection as its foundation.

  • Focuses on the role of bioactive foods in addressing pre-diabetes symptoms, their potential to complement other treatments for those suffering from diabetes and diabetic-related obesity and other health issues
  • Documents foods that can affect metabolic syndrome and ways the associated information could be used to understand other diseases that share common etiological pathways
  • Includes insights from experts from around the world, providing global perspectives and options based on various regional foods
 

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Contents

Compounds in Vegetables Including Okra and Fenugreek of Potential Value in the Treatment of Diabetes
291
Probiotics and DiabetesObesity
307
Tradition and Perspectives of Diabetes Treatment in GrecoArab and Islamic Medicine
319
State of the Art of Diabetes Treatment in GrecoArab and Islamic Medicine
327
Phytonutrients in Diabetes Management
339
Antidiabetic Effects of Punica granatum L Pomegranate A Review
355
Type II Diabetes Mellitus 2011 Research Summary
371
Diabetes and Natural Products
381

Amino Acid Supplements and Diabetes
83
Reduction in Serum Glucose with Garlic Extracts
97
Dietary Supplements Immune Modulation and Diabetes Control
111
Dietary Supplements and Herbs in Diabetes and Its Prevention
121
Phytotherapeutics in Treating Diabetes
139
PlantDerived Hydroxycinnamate Derivatives Insulin Sensitivity and Adiponectin Implications for Diabetes Co
145
Antidiabetic Activity of Allium Sativum
157
Chromium and Diabetes
163
Dietary Calcium and Magnesium and the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
173
Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Insulin Resistance
183
Vitamin D and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
195
Pongamia pinnata Treatment of Diabetes
207
Oyster Mushroom Pleurotus pulmonarius and Diabetes Care
215
Traditional Medicinal Plants of Indigenous Peoples of Canada and Their Antioxidant Activity in Relation to Tre
221
Indian Medicinal Plants with Hypoglycemic Potential
235
Plant Extracts and Alkaloids Prevention of Diabetic Nephropathy
265
Lutein and Diabetic Cataracts
275
lCarnitine in Patients with Diabetes
395
Antioxidants and Inflammation in Obesity
413
Magnesium and Metabolic Syndrome The Role of Magnesium in Health and Disease
435
Obesity in Ayurveda Dietary Lifestyle and Herbal Considerations
463
The Effects of a Fermented Soy Product and Isoflavones in Metabolic Syndrome Control
481
AntiInflammatory Actions of Pycnogenol Diabetes and Arthritis
495
Metabolic Syndrome Diet Obesity and Chronic Inflammation
503
The Indian Medicinal Plant Aegle marmelos in the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus Promise and Prospects
519
Antidiabetic and Hypoglycemic Effects of Syzygium cumini Black Plum
537
Human Milk as a Bioactive Food
555
Ginger Zingiber officinale Roscoe in the Treatment of Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome Preclinical Observati
571
Antidiabetic and Cardioprotective Effects of Amla Emblica officinalis Gaertn and its Phytochemicals Preclin
583
Prickly Pear Cactus Nopal for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
601
Antioxidant Capacity of Honey
609
Index
621
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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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