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Bee Products - Chemical and Biological Properties

Editors: Alvarez-Suarez, José M. (Ed.)

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  • Presents an updated discussion on the chemical composition and biological properties of the main bee products, which until now have been presented separately in different editions
  • This book scoops out studies about bee products most used in marketing and in traditional medicine such as honey, royal jelly, propolis, bee pollen and bee venom
  • Discusses chemical composition and biological function of the different bee products on topics such as nutrition, aging and age-related diseases, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and pathogen infections
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This book presents an updated discussion of the chemical composition and biological properties of the main bee products. Specific attention is focused on the beneficial biological activities of bee products in human health. Honey, royal jelly, propolis, bee pollen and bee venom are used as nutriment and in traditional medicine. Their composition is rather variable and depends on the floral source and external factors, such as seasonal, environmental conditions and processing. Bee products are rich in several essential nutrients and non essential nutrients, as sugars, minerals, proteins, free amino acids, vitamins, enzymes and polyphenols, that seem to be closely related to their biological functions. The effects of these products in nutrition, aging and age-related diseases, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and pathogen infections are discussed.

About the authors

José M. Alvarez-Suarez is a senior research at the Universidad de Las Américas, Quito, Ecuador. He has extensively studied the quality parameters of honey, especially that from monofloral origin, as well as the relationship between its chemical composition and biological properties.  A distinctive feature of their research is the study of the biochemical mechanisms by which honey activates the mechanisms of antioxidant defense at the cellular level by the activation of the AMPK/Nrf2/ARE signalling pathway, protecting mitochondrial functionality and promoting cell proliferation.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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eBook $169.00
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Hardcover $219.99
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Softcover $219.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bee Products - Chemical and Biological Properties
Editors
  • José M. Alvarez-Suarez
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-59689-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-59689-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-59688-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86680-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 306
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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