Berry Antioxidants in Health and Disease by Dorothy Klimis-ZacasBerry Antioxidants in Health and Disease by Dorothy Klimis-Zacas

Berry Antioxidants in Health and Disease

Guest editorDorothy Klimis-Zacas

Paperback | February 14, 2017

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During the last decade, a high volume of work has been published on the health-promoting effects of berries (e.g., blueberries, cranberries, blackberries, etc.) that are rich in antioxidant phytochemicals, polyphenols. Consuming a diet rich in polyphenols has been documented to attenuate the risk of chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, diabetes mellitus, and neurodegenerative disorders. Recent evidence also reveals that the biological effects of polyphenols extend beyond their traditional antioxidant role.

This Special Issue includes 10 peer-reviewed papers, including original research papers and reviews. They present the most recent advances in the role of berry antioxidants, not only in maintaining health but also in preventing and/or reversing disease both in cell culture, animal models and in humans. Additionally, the molecular mechanisms and signaling pathways modulated by berry antioxidants are presented. Chapters include the role of berry antioxidants in whole fruit and leaves on the metabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes and glucose intolerance, cancer, inflammation, oxidative stress and neuroprotection as well as cardiovascular disease. As a guest editor, I would like to acknowledge the authors of all chapters for their valuable contributions and reviewers for their thoughtful and constructive suggestions and time. Special thanks to the publishing team of the Antioxidants Journal for their professionalism, attention to detail and timely completion of this volume.

Title:Berry Antioxidants in Health and DiseaseFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:164 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.45 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 0.45 inPublished:February 14, 2017Publisher:MDPI AGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3038423483

ISBN - 13:9783038423485


Table of Contents

1) Berry Fruit Consumption and Metabolic Syndrome
2) Recent Progress in Anti-Obesity and Anti-Diabetes Effect of Berries
3) Blueberries’ Impact on Insulin Resistance and Glucose Intolerance
4) Blueberry Consumption Affects Serum Uric Acid Concentrations in Older Adults in a Sex-Specific Manner
5) Protective Role of Dietary Berries in Cancer
6) Cranberries and Cancer: An Update of Preclinical Studies Evaluating the Cancer Inhibitory Potential of Cranberry and Cranberry Derived Constituents
7) Tart Cherry Extracts Reduce Inflammatory and Oxidative Stress Signaling in Microglial Cells
8) Chemical Analysis of Extracts from Newfoundland Berries and Potential Neuroprotective Effects
9) Berry Leaves: An Alternative Source of Bioactive Natural Products of Nutritional and Medicinal Value
10) Anthocyanin Accumulation in Muscadine Berry Skins Is Influenced by the Expression of the MYB Transcription Factors, MybA1, and MYBCS1