Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Arthritis and Related Inflammatory Diseases: Bioactive Food in Chronic Disease States

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Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy
Academic Press, Oct 22, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 680 pages
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While diet has long been recognized as having potential to alleviate symptoms of inflammatory diseases including arthritis, lupus and fibromyalgia, research indicates that specific foods offer particular benefits in preventing or mitigating specific symptoms. Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Arthritis and Inflammatory Diseases is the only available resource focused on exploring the latest advances in bioactive food research written for the scientist or professional audience.

  • The only single-volume resource for scientists and professionals seeking information on how bioactive foods may assist in the treatment of inflammatory disease
  • Includes coverage of probiotics, prebiotics, and polyphenols
  • Convenient, efficient and effective source that allows reader to identify potential uses of compounds – or indicate those compounds whose use may in fact be of little or no health benefit
  • Documents foods that can affect inflammatory disease and ways the associated information could be used to understand other diseases, which share common etiological pathways
 

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Contents

Probiotics and Prebiotics in Immune Modulation
357
The Role of Dark Chocolate on Inflammation A Bitter Taste for a Better Life
371
Polyphenols and Inflammation
379
Fish Oil and CReactive Protein
393
Pycnogenol and Antioxidant Activity in Health Promotion
405
AntiInflammatory Benefits of Pentacyclic Triterpenes
413
Polyphenols Promising Therapeutics for Inflammatory Diseases?
421
Immune Alterations in Metabolic Syndrome The Old Story of Chicken and Egg
431

Diet Modulated Inflammation in Chronic Disease An Overview
133
Food Supplements and Immune Function in Humans
145
Natural Antioxidants and Resistance to Infection
157
The Effects of Flavonoids on the Immune System
175
Wheat Allergy
189
Tomato Food Allergy
203
Indian Medicinal Plants as Immunomodulators Scientific Validation of the Ethnomedicinal Beliefs
215
Probiotics and Eczema
225
Immunomodulating Effect of Polysaccharide
241
Bioactive Foods Nutrients and Herbs in Infectious Diseases
251
Probiotics and Prebiotics Health Promotion by Immune Modulation in the Elderly
257
Vitamin DBinding Protein Role in Osteoporosis
271
AntiInflammatory Natural Foods
279
Lycopene Modulation of Inflammation Role in Disease Pathology
305
Fruits and Vegetables as Functional Foods for Exercise and Inflammation
319
Inflammation and Nutraceutical Modulation
337
Modulatory Role of Unsaturated Fatty Acids in Immune Defense against Microorganisms
347
Immunomodulation by Food for Mitigating Allergic Disease
451
Resveratrol and InflammatoryAutoimmune Diseases
461
Tart Cherry Fruits Implications for Human Health
473
Olive Oil and Infection
485
Bioactive Foods and Nutrients
499
Potassium and Arthritis
507
Dietary Antioxidants and Rheumatoid Arthritis
515
Ginger Zingiber officinale Roscoe in the Treatment and Prevention of Arthritis
529
Mechanisms of Fish OilModulated Inflammation and Health
545
Flavonoids and Immunomodulation
555
AntiInflammatory Properties of Genetically Modified Lactic Acid Bacteria
581
Medicinal Efficacy of Indian Herbal Remedies for the Treatment of Arthritis
601
AntiInflammatory Herbs for Arthritis
619
Antioxidant and AntiInflammatory Actions of Passion Fruit Peel Extract in Modifying Osteoarthritis Hypertens
633
Index
641
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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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