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Functional foods, ageing and degenerative disease / edited by C. Remacle and B. Reusens.

Remacle, C. (Claude) (Added Author). Reusens, B. (Brigitte) (Added Author).
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Subject: Functional foods.
Degeneration (Pathology) > Prevention.
Aging > Prevention.
Aging > Nutritional aspects.
Foods, Specialized > Europe.
Aging > physiology > Europe.
Diet > Europe.
Nutrition > physiology > Europe.
Preventive Medicine > Europe.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 1855739011
  • ISBN: 9781855739017
  • ISBN: 0203023978
  • ISBN: 9780203023976
  • ISBN: 9786610361564
  • ISBN: 6610361568
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xix, 771 pages : illustrations).
  • Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press ; 2004.

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General Note: Title from e-book title screen (viewed Oct. 16, 2007).
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: pt. 1. Bone and oral health -- pt. 2. Obesity -- pt. 3. Gut health and immune function -- pt. 4. Cancer.
Summary: This important collection reviews the role of functional foods in helping to prevent a number of degenerative conditions, from osteoporosis and obesity to immune system disorders and cancer. Introductory chapters discuss the regulation of functional foods in the EU and the role of diet generally in preventing degenerative disease. Part 1 examines bone and oral health, the use of diet to control osteoporosis, the use of functional ingredients to improve bone strength, and ways of maintaining dental health. Part 2 discusses how obesity can be controlled, whilst Part 3 looks at gut health and maintaining the immune function using functional ingredients such as probiotics and prebiotics. The final part of the book reviews research on functional foods and cancer with chapters on synbiotics, anti-angiogenic functional foods, glucosinolates, dietary fibre and phytoestrogens. Functional foods, ageing and degenerative disease will be a standard reference for all those concerned with the role of functional foods in the prevention and control of degenerative disease.

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