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Carotenoids in Health and Disease

edited by Norman Krinsky, Susan Mayne and Helmut Sies


This stimulating reference studies the role of carotenoids in the prevention of chronic disease and reviews breakthrough studies from more than 40 field authorities on the latest biochemical research, as well as carotenoid absorption, transport, metabolism, and bioconversion to vitamin A-revealing the most recent findings regarding the use of carotenoids in the prevention of cancers and sunburn, as well as eye, heart, vascular, and photosensitivity diseases.


Partial Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Basic Carotenoid Chemistry
  3. Carotenoids and Radicals: Interactions with Other Nutrients
  4. Non-invasive Analysis of Carotenoids in Humans
  5. HPLC Analysis of Human Carotenoids
  6. Carotenoid Antioxidant Activity
  7. Evidence for Prooxidant Effects of Carotenoids in vitro and in vivo: Implications in Health and Disease
  8. Orientation: Role in Membrane Stabilization
  9. Carotenoid Effects on Cellular Processes: Signaling, Gene Regulation and Proliferation
  10. Effects on Cellular Processes: Induction of Cyt P-450 Enzymes
  11. Sources of Carotenoids: Fruits, Vegetables, Fish, Algae: Value of Food Tables
  12. Carotenoid Absorption: Impact of Food Processing: Carotenoid Interactions
  13. Transport, Uptake and Target Tissue Storage of Carotenoids


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Carotenoids in Health and Disease
edited by Norman Krinsky, Susan Mayne and Helmut Sies
2004 425 pages $198.95 + shipping
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