Beer in Health and Disease Prevention

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Victor R. Preedy
Academic Press, Apr 28, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 1248 pages

Beer in Health and Disease Prevention is the single comprehensive volume needed to understand beer and beer-related science. Presenting both the concerns and problems of beer consumption as well as the emerging evidence of benefit, this book offers a balanced view of today's findings and the potential of tomorrow's research.

Just as wine in moderation has been proposed to promote health, research is showing that beer – and the ingredients in beer – can have similar impact on improving health, and in some instances preventing disease. This book addresses the impact of beer and beer ingredients on cancers, cardiovascular disease, anti-oxidant benefits, and other health related concerns. It offers a holistic view from beer brewing to the isolation of beer-related compounds. It contains self-contained chapters written by subject matter experts.

This book is recommended for scientists and researchers from a variety of fields and industries from beer production to health-care professionals.

  • Winner of the 2009 Best Drinks and Health Book in the World - Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
  • The most comprehensive coverage of the broad range of topics related to the role of beer and beer ingredients in health
  • Addresses the impact of beer and beer ingredients on cancers, cardiovascular disease, anti-oxidant benefits, and other health related concerns
  • Presents a holistic view from beer brewing to the isolation of beer-related compounds
  • Appropriate for scientists and researchers from a variety of fields and industries from beer production to health-care professionals
  • Consistent organization of each chapter provides easy-access to key points and summaries
  • Self-contained chapters written by subject matter experts
 

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Contents

General Effects on Metabolism and Body Systems
429
Specific Effects of Selective Beer Related Components
693
Assay Methods and Techniques Used for Investigating Beer and Related Compounds
911

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Dr. Preedy is a senior member of King's College London and 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. 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 an extremely experienced book editor, having edited influential works including but not limited to The Handbook of Alcohol Related Pathology, The Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse, The Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies, The Neuroscience of Cocaine, and upcoming titles The Neuroscience of Alcohol, The Neuroscience of Nicotine, and more (all Elsevier).

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