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Plant Phenolics and Human Health: Biochemistry, Nutrition, and Pharmacology.
A collection of the most up-to-date information on phytochemicals and health.
Scientific research suggests that phenolic phytochemicals may have health benefits, which has heightened interest in them. Plant Phenolics and Human Health: Biochemistry, Nutrition, and Pharmacology, edited by top experts in the field, provides a comprehensive overview of current information on the ability of particular micronutrients found in everyday diets to fight disease.
The following topics are covered in this resource:
Explains the occurrence of phenolics in fruits and vegetables, as well as foods produced from plant sources, and their biochemical properties.
Provides biochemical explanations for how some plant phenolics help to prevent cardiovascular and neurological illnesses, cancer, and other common diseases.
Focuses on specific phenolics, such as flavonoids, stilbenes, and curcuminoids, and includes information on the biochemical bases that have been used to define their importance in the diet, as well as their suggested consumption levels and toxicity.
Plant Phenolics and Human Health: Biochemistry, Nutrition, and Pharmacology is appropriate for graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses in human and animal nutrition, basic nutritional biology, physiology, pharmacology, and other health-related disciplines. It also serves as an invaluable supplementary classroom text and a self-teaching guide for professionals interested in defining the association between diet and health from classical, alternative, and complementary biologies.