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Phytochemicals: Aging and Health


ISBN10: 1420061372
ISBN13: 9781420061376

Publisher: CRC Press

Price: $129.95
Pages: 250
Publish date: maart 2008

Discusses the role of phytochemicals in healthy aging and disease prevention Covers polyphenols, flavinoid analysis, botanical therapeutics, chronic disease prevention, and more Presents the most current research for food companies and supplement manufacturers developing functional foods Provides a section on personalized nutrition focusing on nutrigenetics as a means of nutrition therapy With the expansion of the aging population, researchers are focusing on the role of nutrition, plant-based diets, and phytochemicals in healthy aging. Phytochemicals: Aging and Health illustrates the role of phytochemicals in disease prevention, providing an understanding of their relationship to healthy aging in an effort to promote optimal health and disease prevention. This text presents information on polyphenols, flavinoid analysis, botanical therapeutics and chronic disease prevention, carotenoids and visual function, green tea and skin care, pomegranate and cardiovascular disease, nutrient-gene interactions, and personalized nutrition, with a focus on nutrigenetics as a means of nutrition therapy.