Polyphenols In Human Health And Disease by Ronald Ross Watson

Polyphenols In Human Health And Disease

byRonald Ross WatsonEditorVictor R. Preedy, Sherma Zibadi

Hardcover | November 19, 2013

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Polyphenols in Human Health and Diseasedocuments antioxidant actions of polyphenols in protection of cells and cell organelles, critical for understanding their health-promoting actions to help the dietary supplement industry. The book begins by describing the fundamentals of absorption, metabolism and bioavailability of polyphenols, as well as the effect of microbes on polyphenol structure and function and toxicity. It then examines the role of polyphenols in the treatment of chronic disease, including vascular and cardiac health, obesity and diabetes therapy, cancer treatment and prevention, and more.



  • Explores neuronal protection by polyphenol metabolites and their application to medical care
  • Defines modulation of enzyme actions to help researchers see and study polyphenols mechanisms of action, leading to clinical applications
  • Includes insights on polyphenols in brain and neurological functions to apply them to the wide range of aging diseases

About The Author

Ronald Ross Watson PhD is a professor of Health Promotion Sciences in the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. He was one of the founding members of this school serving the mountain west of the USA. He is a professor of Family and Community Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of Arizon...

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Title:Polyphenols In Human Health And DiseaseFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1488 pages, 10.88 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:November 19, 2013Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123984564

ISBN - 13:9780123984562

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Table of Contents

Part I: Biomodification of polyphenols and mechanisms of action Overview of polyphenols and health research Absorption, metabolism and bioavailability of polyphenols Effect of microbes on polyphenol structure and function Polyphenol actions as enzyme modulators in health Oxidation and antioxidant activity of polyphenols Toxicities and identification of polyphenols

Part II: Polyphenols in prevention and treatment of chronic disease Polyphenols and vascular health Cardiac health and polyphenols Polyphenols in therapy of obesity and diabetes Polyphenols in brain and neurobiology health Cancer prevention and treatment by polyphenols Inflammation and immune functions Diverse diseases and physiological states modified by polyphenols