AAPS Advances in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Series

Pharma-Nutrition

An Overview

Editors: Folkerts, Gert, Garssen, Johan (Eds.)

  • Reviews the impact and effects of natural products and functional/medical foods (nutritional programming) on disease management, specifically focusing on diseases related to inflammation and immunity, cancer, COPD, cachexia, allergy, and cognitive disorders
  • Highlights the molecular characteristics of food ingredients towards clinical effectiveness and relevance
  • Stresses the importance of a multi-target approach versus a single-target approach
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About this book

Natural products and functional/medical foods are now widely acknowledged as having an effect on the microbiome of the intestine, which in turn influences the outcome of certain disease. This book reviews the impact and effects of natural products and functional/medical foods (nutritional programming) on disease management, specifically focusing on diseases related to 1) Inflammation and Immunity, 2) Cancer, COPD and Cachexia, 3) Allergy and 4) Brain Neuro/Immune. Hippocrates said "let medicine be thy food and food be thy medicine". While most of us are familiar with Hippocrates famous words, we admit that in recent times, the disciplines of pharma and nutrition have evolved separately. Today, with the ever growing burden of diseases in modern society, we see a convergence of the two in relation to specific disease prevention and treatment. This re-discovered common ground between the complementary values of pharma and nutrition can be conceptualized in the term pharma-nutrition. Various chapters in the book review the aspects of molecular characteristics of food ingredients towards clinical effectiveness and relevance.

About the authors

Dr. G. Folkerts started his career in the Rudolf Magnus Institute for Pharmacology at the Utrecht University. He did his thesis on viral infections and asthma and is appointed as full professor (Chair COPD and In Vivo Pharmacology) in the division of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Sciences. He spent some time at the University of Edmonton (Canada), the Wellcome Research Institute in Beckenham (UK) and Janssen Research Foundation in Beerse (Belgium). He has successfully guided a great number of research projects concerning inflammatory diseases. These activities have resulted in more than 160 scientific publications in well-respected international journals. He is a full-time professor at the Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. He is also an associated editor of The European Journal of Pharmacology and is CEO of the contract research company Curax BV.

Dr. Johan Garssen studied medicine and biology at the Free University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He specialized in immunology and pharmacology. He completed his PhD thesis at the University of Utrecht on the role of T cells in respiratory allergy, an immunopharmacological approach. This PhD program was partly performed at Yale University, New Haven, USA. After a postdoc period, he became senior scientist at the National Institute of Public Health in the Netherlands. There he coached many research projects, both preclinical as well as clinical research, in the field of immunomodulation induced by a.o. nutritional ingredients, drugs and environmental agents. He became head of the immunology section at Numico-Research, Wageningen, the Netherlands and director of the immunology platform of Nutricia Research (formerly Numico and Danone), medical nutrition and infant nutrition. He now is a full professor in immunopharmacology at the Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht University and has been nominated University Profiling Professor Immunopharmacology. Additionally, he has published more than 370 peer reviewed papers in the field of immunomodulation.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Pharma-Nutrition

    Sagar, Seil (et al.)

    Pages 3-8

  • New Developments in Food Safety Assessment: Innovations in Food Allergy and Toxicological Safety Assessment

    Houben, Geert (et al.)

    Pages 9-27

  • Bridging a Pharma-Like Innovation Gap in Medical Nutrition

    Weenen, Tamar C. (et al.)

    Pages 29-52

  • Modulation of the Gut Ecosystem in Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    König, Julia (et al.)

    Pages 55-73

  • Role of Omega-6 and Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Jacobson, Kevan (et al.)

    Pages 75-89

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-06151-1
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-06150-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34953-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pharma-Nutrition
Book Subtitle
An Overview
Editors
  • Gert Folkerts
  • Johan Garssen
Series Title
AAPS Advances in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Series
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-06151-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-06151-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-06150-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34953-4
Series ISSN
2210-7371
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 484
Number of Illustrations and Tables
37 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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