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Carotenoids and Human Health

Tanumihardjo, Sherry A. (Ed.)

2013, XXIII, 331 p. 58 illus., 30 illus. in color.

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  • Focuses on the importance of carotenoids internationally
  • Chapter authors are experts in their field
  • Provides an introduction to food sources and metabolism

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.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Biofortification - Lycopene - Provitamin A - carotenoid bioavailability - carotenoid metabolism

Related subjects » Public Health

Table of contents 

Section I:  Carotenoid Sources and Metabolism

Chapter 1:  Food Sources of Carotenoids
Sara A. Arscott

Chapter 2:  Carrots of Various Colors
Samantha Schmaelzle and Sherry Tanumihardjo

Chapter 3:  Carotenoid Metabolism and Enzymology
Igor O. Shmarakov, Jason J. Yuen, and William S. Blaner

Chapter 4:  Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species in Biological Systems: Reactions and Regulation by Carotenoids   
John T. Landrum

Chapter 5:  Kinetic Studies with Carotenoids
Guangwen Tang

Chapter 6:  Carotenoid Bioavailability: Influence of Dietary Lipid and Fiber
Shellen Goltz and Mario G. Ferruzzi

Chapter 7:  Host Factors that Affect Carotenoid Metabolism
Georg Lietz

Chapter 8:  Host Factors:  Gender and Body Composition
Joseph Dever

Section II:  Carotenoids and Human Health

Chapter 9:  Carotenoid Metabolism and Health in Pregnancy and Lactation
Kerry Schulze and Parul Christian

Chapter 10:  Carotenoids in Early Life
Xiaoming Gong and Lewis P. Rubin

Chapter 11:  Provitamin A Carotenoids and Cancer Prevention
Benchun Miao and Xiang-Dong Wang

Chapter 12:  Lycopene and Cancer
Nikki Ford and John W. Erdman, Jr.

Chapter 13:  Lutein and Zeaxanthin and Eye Disease 
Rohini Vishwanathan and Elizabeth J. Johnson

Chapter 14:  Carotenoids and Bone Health
Sherry A. Tanumihardjo and Neil Binkley

Section III:  International Perspectives

Chapter 15:  Provitamin A Carotenoids as a Dietary Source of Vitamin A
Marjorie J. Haskell

Chapter 16:  Provitamin A Carotenoids and Immune Function
Charles B. Stephensen

Chapter 17:  Biofortification of Maize with Provitamin-A Carotenoids
Kevin Pixley, Natalia Palacios, Raman Babu, Raphael Mutale, Rebecca Surles and Eliab Simpungwe

Chapter 18:  Horticultural Crops as a Source of Carotenoids
Philipp W. Simon, Megan J. Bowman, Sherry A.Tanumihardjo
Chapter 19: Orange Sweetpotato as a Staple or Complementary Food 
Paul van Jaarsveld and Mieke Faber

Chapter 20:  International Efforts to Eradicate Vitamin A Deficiency
Sherry A. Tanumihardjo and Harold C. Furr

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