Phytochemicals of Nutraceutical Importance

Edited by Dhan Prakash and Girish Sharma
December 2019
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    4th December 2019
  • ISBN 9781786395276
  • Language English
  • Pages 376 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

Nutraceuticals are bioactive phytochemicals that protect or promote health and occur at the intersection of the food and pharmaceutical industries. This book will cover a wider spectrum of human health and diseases including the role of phytonutrients in prevention and treatment. The book includes chapters dealing with biological and clinical effect, molecular level approach, quality assurance, bioavailability and metabolism of a number phytochemicals and their role to combat different diseases.

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, Mónica Azucena Nazareno

Part IV: Importance and Benefits of Dietary Phytopharmaceuticals
Chapter 8) Omega 3 and omega 6 Fatty Acids in human health, Lilia Masson
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

Dhan Prakash

Dhan Prakash is at Amity University Uttar Pradesh, India.

Girish Sharma

Girish Sharma is at Amity University Uttar Pradesh, India.