Seaweed In Health And Disease Prevention by Jo Fleurence

Seaweed In Health And Disease Prevention

byJo FleurenceEditorIra Levine

Hardcover | April 27, 2016

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Seaweed in Health and Disease Preventionpresents the potential usage of seaweed, macroalgae, and their extracts for enhancing health and disease. The book explores the possibilities in a comprehensive way, including outlining how seaweed can be used as a source of macronutrients and micronutrients, as well as nutraceuticals. The commercial value of seaweed for human consumption is increasing year-over-year, and some countries harvest several million tons annually. This text lays out the properties and effects of seaweeds and their use in the food industry, offering a holistic view of the ability of seaweed to impact or effect angiogenesis, tumors, diabetes and glucose control, oxidative stress, fungal infections, inflammation and infection, the gut, and the liver.



  • Combines foundational information and nutritional context, offering a holistic approach to the relationship between sea vegetables, diet, nutrition, and health
  • Provides comprehensive coverage of health benefits, including sea vegetables as sources of nutraceuticals and their specific applications in disease prevention, such as angiogenesis, diabetes, fungal infections, and others
  • Includes Dictionary of Terms, Key Facts, and Summary points in each chapter to enhance comprehension
  • Includes information on toxic varieties and safe consumption guidelines to supplement basic coverage of health benefits

About The Author

Dr. Joel Fleurence, PhD, is Professor of Marine Biology and Biochemistry at Nantes University. He is one of two Directors of the Research Laboratory Sea, Molecules, Health. He is member of the University National Council since 2007 and was elected Vice-President of the section Biology of organisms since 2011. He is a senior scientist a...

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Title:Seaweed In Health And Disease PreventionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:476 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:April 27, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:012802772X

ISBN - 13:9780128027721

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Algae: A Way of Life and Health

Chapter 2. Society and Seaweed: Understanding the Past and Present

Chapter 3. Biology of Seaweeds

Chapter 4. Macroalgae Systematics

Chapter 5. Seaweeds as Food

Chapter 6. Seaweed and Alcohol: Biofuel or Booze?

Chapter 7. Lipids, Fatty Acids, Glycolipids, and Phospholipids

Chapter 8. Carbohydrates From Seaweeds

Chapter 9. Proteins and Pigments

Chapter 10. Seaweeds in Human Health

Chapter 11. Medicinal Properties: Antibiotic, Tonic, and Antiparasitic Properties

Chapter 12. Antiallergic Properties

Chapter 13. Toxic and Harmful Seaweeds

Chapter 14. Seaweed Application in Cosmetics