Antioxidant Food Supplements in Human Health

 
9780123992499: Antioxidant Food Supplements in Human Health

Antioxidant Food Supplements in Human Health discusses new discoveries in the areas of oxygen and nitric oxide metabolism and pathophysiology, redox regulation and cell signaling, and the identification of natural antioxidants and their mechanisms of action on free radicals and their role in health and disease. An essential resource for researchers, students, and professionals in food science and nutrition, gerontology, physiology, pharmacology, and related areas.

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The public's increasing interest in healthy lifestyles and healthy aging has led to heightened awareness of antioxidant food supplements. The development of technologies for the study of free radicals and antioxidants has led to many new discoveries. For example, it is now known that antioxidants modulate oxygen and nitrogen free radicals, which are important in cell signaling, in redox regulation of metabolism, and in pathophysiological processes. Antioxidant Food Supplements in Human Health presents exciting new research on the identification and biological activity of antioxidants and their role in health and disease. It is an important resource for researchers, students, and professionals in food science and nutrition, gerontology, physiology, pharmacology, and related areas. Key topics covered:

  • The health effects of antioxidant nutrients in cancer, heart disease, and other health conditions
  • The nutrient antioxidants: vitamins C and E, selenium, a-lipoic acid, coenzyme Q10, carotenoids, and flavonoids
  • Natural source antioxidants including extracts from pine park, Ginkgo biloba, oyster, uyaku, wine, tea, herbs, and Carica papaya

About the Author:

Lester Packer received a PhD in Microbiology and Biochemistry in 1956 from Yale University. In 1961, he joined the University of California at Berkeley serving as Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology until 2000, and then was appointed Adjunct Professor, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy at the University of Southern California.

Dr Packer received numerous distinctions including three honorary doctoral degrees, several distinguished Professor appointments. He was awarded Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite (Knight of the French National Order of Merit) and later promoted to the rank of Officier. He served as President of the Society for Free Radical Research International (SFRRI), founder and Honorary President of the Oxygen Club of California.

He has edited numerous books and published research; some of the most cited articles have become classics in the field of free radical biology:

Dr Packer is a member of many professional societies and editorial boards. His research elucidated - the Antioxidant Network concept. Exogenous lipoic acid was discovered to be one of the most potent natural antioxidants and placed as the ultimate reductant or in the pecking order of the “Antioxidant Network regenerating vitamins C and E and stimulating glutathione synthesis, thereby improving the overall cellular antioxidant defense. The Antioxidant Network is a concept addressing the cell’s redox status. He established a world-wide network of research programs by supporting and co-organizing conferences on free radical research and redox biology in Asia, Europe, and America.

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