Grapes and Health

Editors: Pezzuto, John M. (Ed.)

  • Provides an in-depth review of the ways in which grapes exert health benefits, which include aspects such as the promotion of antioxidant activity and cell-signaling capabilities
  • Provides insight into how grapes may provide benefits related to diverse aspects of health 
  • Allows health professionals to understand the complexity of systems beneficially impacted by a  single food
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About this book

This book offers a thorough review of the scientific research that links the consumption of grapes to better health. The book starts with a basic review of grape biology, including the key families of phytochemicals found in grapes, and where they are found. An overview of the rationale for and subsequent creation of a standardized grape powder for use in basic and clinical research provides insight and understanding regarding its widespread use in grape-specific research today. The remaining chapters each thoroughly examine a key area of health, demonstrating a significant scope of impact on well-being. The book examines the role of grapes in supporting heart health under multiple angles: general cardiovascular effects, as well as specific effects directly linked to atherosclerosis and hypertension. Other emerging and important areas of health are examined, ranging from grapes and cancer, where grape consumption has been shown to protect healthy colon tissue; grapes and inflammation, where grapes have been shown to block inflammatory activity in immune cells of fat tissue; to brain health, where a grape-enriched diet has been shown to protect against neuronal damage due to loss of oxygen in the brain, as well as against oxidative stress-related anxiety and resulting memory loss; to grapes and eye health where grape consumption has been shown to protect the retina from damage.

About the authors

Dr. Pezzuto received his A.B. degree in chemistry from Rutgers University and Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He is currently Professor and Dean of the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Long Island University and holds adjunct professorial positions at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Purdue University, and the University of Hawaii. He is an author of over 500 publications, co-inventor of several patents, the editor of four books, a member of over 10 editorial boards of international journals, and the editor-in-chief of Pharmaceutical Biology.  He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and recipient of the Volwiler Research Award by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. His current research interests are predominately in the areas of biology-driven natural product drug discovery and characterization, with primary emphasis in the fields of cancer chemotherapy and cancer chemoprevention.  He directs a long-term project designed to investigate the effects of grape consumption on health.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Grape Anatomy and Physiology

    Creasy, Leroy L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Standardized Grape Powder for Basic and Clinical Research

    Breemen, Richard B. (et al.)

    Pages 17-26

  • Grape Polyphenols in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

    Gross, Myron

    Pages 27-52

  • Grapes and Atherosclerosis

    Fernandez, Maria Luz (et al.)

    Pages 53-76

  • Grapes and Inflammation

    Seymour, E. Mitchell (et al.)

    Pages 77-97

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-28995-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-28993-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Grapes and Health
Editors
  • John M. Pezzuto
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-28995-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-28995-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-28993-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 235
Number of Illustrations and Tables
26 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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