Antioxidants in Nutrition, Health, and Disease

Hardcover | March 1, 1995

byJohn M. C. Gutteridge, Barry Halliwell

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In recent years, there has been an explosion of interest about the use of `antioxidant' nutritional supplements. Do they really defend the body against diseases? Should we all be taking vitamin E, vitamin C, or more of certain polyunsaturated fats? Written by two leading experts in the field of free radicals in biology and medicine, this book unravels the confusion caused by many nutrition-related claims, and clarifies the situation over whether maintaining high intakes of vitamins, minerals, and other food consituents really does helpprotect against life-threatening diseases.

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In recent years, there has been an explosion of interest about the use of `antioxidant' nutritional supplements. Do they really defend the body against diseases? Should we all be taking vitamin E, vitamin C, or more of certain polyunsaturated fats? Written by two leading experts in the field of free radicals in biology and medicine, th...

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This is the first book of its kind to take a critical and informed look at the merits and limitations of nutritional antioxidant supplementation in the general population. Its concise format attempts to summarize current thoughts about free radicals and antioxidants, and is intended for non-experts in the field who require clarificatio...

John M. C. Gutteridge is Professor at the National Heart and Lung Hospital's Critical Care Unit. Barry Halliwell is Professor at the University of California's Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and the University of London's Department of Medical Biochemistry.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:152 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.51 inPublished:March 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198549024

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Table of Contents

i). Oxygen, the breath of life or oxygen, the first toxic oxidizing air pollutantii). Metals and oxygen: Respiration, oxidation, and oxygen toxicityiii). Antioxidants: elixirs of life or media hypeiv) Antioxidant vitamins and nutrients. v). Oxidative stressvi). Free radicals and antioxidants in ageing and disease: Fact or fantasy?vii). Free radicals and cardiovascular disease

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`This is a concise and timely review of a controversial and potentially important topic ... The bibliography is filled with seminal articles that provide an excellent resource for those wishing to read further ... the book managed to cover most of the important areas of biologically relevant,oxidant stress, and did so in an entertaining, easily digestible and practical way. I would recommend it.'Clive Davis, Annals RCPSC, Vol. 29, No. 3, April 1996