Handbook of Antioxidants

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Lester Packer
CRC Press, Oct 26, 2001 - Medical - 732 pages
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Contains new and expanded material on antioxidants in beverages and herbal products, nitric oxide and selenium, and the effect of vitamin C on cardiovascular disease and of lipoic acid on aging, hyperglycemia, and insulin resistance!

Offering over 4200 contemporary references-2000 more than the previous edition-the Second Edition of the Handbook of Antioxidants is an up-to-the-minute source for nutritionists and dietitians, cell biologists and biochemists, cardiologists, oncologists, dermatologists, and medical students in these disciplines.
 

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Contents

FoodDerived Antioxidants How to Evaluate Their Importance in Food and In Vivo
1
Measurement of Total Antioxidant Capacity in Nutritional and Clinical Studies
47
Quantification of Isoprostanes as Indicators of Oxidant Stress In Vivo
57
Efficacy of Vitamin E in Human Health and Disease
75
Vitamin E Bioavailability Biokinetics and Metabolism
99
Biological Activity of Tocotrienols
109
Vitamin C From Molecular Actions to Optimum Intake
117
Vitamin C and Cardiovascular Diseases
147
Peroxynitrite Scavenging by Mitochondrial Reductants and Plant Polyphenols
353
Antioxidant and Other Properties of Green and Black Tea
373
The Phenolic Wine Antioxidants
403
French Maritime Pine Bark Pycnogenol
419
Spices as Potent Antioxidants with Therapeutic Potential
439
Lipoic Acid Cellular Metabolism Antioxidant Activity and Clinical Relevance
475
Cellular Effects of Lipoic Acid and Its Role in Aging
491
Vascular Complications in Diabetes Mechanisms and the Influence of Antioxidants
513

Epidemiological and Clinical Aspects of Ascorbate and Cancer
167
Carotenoids Linking Chemistry Absorption and Metabolism to Potential Roles in Human Health and Disease
191
Antioxidant Effects of Carotenoids Implication in Photoprotection in Humans
225
Oxidative Breakdown of Carotenoids and Biological Effects of Their Metabolites
237
Carotenoids in the Nutrition of Infants Olaf Sommerburg and Michael Leichsenring
253
Human Studies on Bioavailability and Serum Response of Carotenoids
267
Caffeic Acid and Related Antioxidant Compounds Biochemical and Cellular Effects
281
Polyphenols and Flavonoids Protect LDL Against Atherogenic Modifications
305
Phytoestrogen Content in Foods and Their Role in Cancer
339
Therapeutic Effects of Lipoic Acid on Hyperglycemia and Insulin Resistance
537
Bioavailability of Glutathione
551
Antioxidative Capacity of Melatonin Russel J Reiter and Dunxian Tan Lucien C Manchester
567
Radical and Reactive IntermediateScavenging Properties of Melatonin in Pure Chemical Systems
617
Selenium An Antioxidant?
635
Selenium Status and Prevention of Chronic Diseases
667
Antioxidant Properties of Nitric Oxide
691
Index
709
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Page v - The series will also highlight the major natural antioxidant enzymes and antioxidant substances such as vitamins E, A, and C, flavonoids, polyphenols, carotenoids, lipoic acid, and other nutrients present in food and beverages.
Page iv - ... occurrence of rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes mellitus. Indeed, the number of indications in which antioxidants may be useful in the prevention and/or the treatment of disease is increasing. Oxidative stress, rather than being the primary cause of disease, is more often a secondary complication in many disorders. Oxidative stress diseases include inflammatory bowel...

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