Nutraceuticals are bioactive phytochemicals that protect or promote health and occur at the intersection of food and pharmaceutical industries. This book covers a wide spectrum of human health and diseases, including the role of phytonutrients in the prevention and treatment. It also reviews biological and clinical effect, molecular level approach, quality assurance, bioavailability and metabolism of a number phytochemicals, and their role to combat different diseases.
Dr. Dhan Prakash and Dr Girish Sharma are both professors at Amity University, India
Part-I: Introduction and Overview Chapter 1: Phytochemicals of nutraceutical importance: Do They Defend Against Diseases? Part-II: Phytochemicals in Disease and Prevention Therapy Chapter 2: Use of phytochemicals as adjuncts to conventional therapies for chronic kidney disease. Chapter 3: Natural Products in the Prevention of Cancer: Investigating Clues in Traditional Diets for Potential Modern Day Cures. Chapter 4: Resveratrol: A Chemo Preventative agent with Diverse Applications Part-III: Potential Alternative Therapeutic Dietary Supplements Chapter 5: Synbiotics: Promoting Gastrointestinal Health. Chapter 6: Nutraceuticals from microbes. Chapter 7: Phytochemicals of nutraceutical importance from Cactus and their role in human health. Part-IV: Importance and Benefits of Dietary Phytopharmaceuticals Chapter 8: Omega 3 and omega 6 Fatty Acids in human health. Chapter 9: Glucosinolates: The Phytochemicals of Nutraceutical Importance. Chapter 10: Role of phytoestrogens as nutraceuticals in human health. Chapter 11: Phytosterols and their healthy effect. Chapter 12: Carotenoids: Chemistry and Health Benefits Part-V: Antioxidant Phytonutrients and their Therapeutic Values Chapter 13: Phenolic Acids as Natural Antioxidants. Chapter 14: Role of Antioxidant polyphenols in Nutraceuticals and human health. Chapter 15: Antioxidant phytochemicals in cancer chemoprevention. Chapter 16: Antioxidants: Their Health Benefits and Plant Sources. Part-VI: Potential Traditional and Novel Food Interventions Chapter 17: Phytochemicals of nutraceutical importance from Curcuma longa L and their role in human health. Chapter 18: Phytochemistry of Plants Used in Traditional Medicine. Chapter 19: Vitamins and Minerals: Roles and Plant Sources. Chapter 20: Nutrigenomics: nurturing of genotype and role in human health.