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Title Carotenoids and human health / Sherry A. Tanumihardjo, editor.
Imprint New York : Humana Press, 2013.

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Series Nutrition and health series
Nutrition and health (Totowa, N.J.)
Subject Carotenoids -- Physiological effect.
Carotenoids -- Health aspects.
Carotenoids -- Therapeutic use.
Vitamin A in human nutrition.
Carotenoids -- metabolism.
Carotenoids -- therapeutic use.
Alt Name Tanumihardjo, Sherry A.,
Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 331 pages) : illustrations, portraits.
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part 1. Carotenoid Sources and Metabolism -- Food Sources of Carotenoids / Sara A. Arscott -- Carrots of Various Colors / Samantha Schmaelzle and Sherry A. Tanumihardjo -- Carotenoid Metabolism and Enzymology / Igor O. Shmarakov, Jason J. Yuen and William S. Blaner -- Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species in Biological Systems: Reactions and Regulation by Carotenoids / John T. Landrum -- Kinetic Studies with Carotenoids / Guangwen Tang -- Carotenoid Bioavailability: Influence of Dietary Lipid and Fiber / Shellen R. Goltz and Mario G. Ferruzzi -- Host Factors That Affect Carotenoid Metabolism / Georg Lietz -- Host Factors: Gender and Body Composition / Joseph Dever.
Part 2. Carotenoids and Human Health -- Carotenoid Metabolism and Health in Pregnancy and Lactation / Kerry Schulze and Parul Christian -- Carotenoids in Early Life / Xiaoming Gong and Lewis P. Rubin -- Provitamin A Carotenoids and Cancer Prevention / Benchun Miao and Xiang-Dong Wang -- Lycopene and Cancer / Nikki Ford and John W. Erdman Jr. -- Lutein and Zeaxanthin and Eye Disease / Rohini Vishwanathan and Elizabeth J. Johnson -- Carotenoids and Bone Health / Sherry A. Tanumihardjo and Neil Binkley.
Part 3. International Perspectives -- Provitamin A Carotenoids as a Dietary Source of Vitamin A / Marjorie J. Haskell -- Provitamin A Carotenoids and Immune Function / Charles B. Stephensen -- Biofortification of Maize with Provitamin A Carotenoids / Kevin Pixley, Natalia Palacios Rojas, Raman Babu, Raphael Mutale and Rebecca Surles, et al. -- Horticultural Crops as a Source of Carotenoids / Philipp W. Simon, Megan J. Bowman and Sherry A. Tanumihardjo -- Orange Sweetpotato as a Staple or Complementary Food / Paul van Jaarsveld and Mieke Faber -- International Efforts to Eradicate Vitamin A Deficiency / Sherry A. Tanumihardjo and Harold C. Furr.
Summary Carotenoids and Human Health provides an introduction to food sources and metabolism. Written by experts in their fields and including the most up-to-date information, this volume serves as an in-depth guide to studies that have been performed in humans and observations that have been made in population level assessments. Special emphasis is given to associations with disease, as well as the importance of carotenoids internationally, specifically as a source of vitamin A for the world. Comprehensive and easy to use, Carotenoids and Human Health is a very useful resource for nutritionists, registered dieticians, medical students, and graduate students.
ISBN 9781627032032 (electronic bk.)
1627032037 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-1-62703-203-2
OCLC # 819736378
Additional Format Print version: Carotenoids and human health. New York : Humana Press, [2013] 9781627032025 (DLC) 2012951405 (OCoLC)842339020

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