- Title: Phytochemicals in Health And Disease (Oxidative Stress and Disease)
- Author: Yongping Bao, Roger Fenwick
- Released: 2004-05-24
- Pages: 384
- ISBN: 0824751876
- ISBN13: 978-0824751876
- ASIN: 0824751876
-Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, Vol. 3, No. 1, Sept. 2005
It seems almost a given now that phytochemicals in our diet have health-promoting effects. These phytochemicals, found in fruits, vegetables, teas, and spices have been cited as having the potential to prevent at least three of the leading causes of death in the United States: cancer, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension. Still, many questions remain. Which phytochemicals are the most efficacious? How do they work? Do they act independently or synergistically? How much should we consume and in what form?
Responding to increasing amounts of scientific reports emphasizing the importance of phytochemicals in disease prevention, Phytochemicals in Health and Disease describes the function, metabolism, and biological activities of selected phytochemicals and documents their role in the modulation of enzyme activity, adduct formation, and gene expression.
Contributions from leading researchers describe how phytochemicals obstruct various hormone actions and metabolic pathways such as those associated with the development of cancer and heart disease, examine the benefits of specific food sources, and consider how advances in nutritional genomics are helping to advance our knowledge about these nutrients. --This text refers to an alternate edition. pdf