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Antioxidant Status, Diet, Nutrition, and Health
edited by Andreas M. Papas


  • Integrates the chemistry of free radicals and antioxidants with the antioxidant status of humans
  • Discusses the factors determining the antioxidant status with special emphasis on diet (including absorption, bioavailability, transport, etc.), physiological stage, environmental factors, and disease
  • Explains the mechanisms of antioxidants, focusing on LDL oxidation, the immune system, and cancer development
  • Reviews the latest clinical and epidemiological data on the effect of antioxidants on health and prevention and treatment of disease
  • Addresses important issues related to practical use of antioxidants, including dose, formulation, and use of supplements and safety
  • Assesses current issues and future research
This is the first book to integrate the biological, nutritional, and health aspects of antioxidant status. Fifty contributors integrate and transfer the knowledge of free radicals and antioxidants from the test tube to the laboratory of the biologist, clinical nutritionist, and medical researcher, as well as to the office of the dietician, nutritionist, and physician.

Topics examined include:

  • factors affecting and methods for evaluating antioxidant status in humans
  • effect of diet and physiological stage (infancy, aging, exercise, alcoholism, HIV infection, etc.) on antioxidant status
  • the role of antioxidant status in nutrition, health, and disease
  • and much more!


  1. Antioxidant Status in Humans
    • Chemistry of Oxygen Species and Antioxidants
    • Determinants of Antioxidant Status in Humans
    • Evaluation of Antioxidant Status in Humans

  2. Effect of Diet on Antioxidant Status
    • Genetic Variation and Evolutionary Aspects of Diet
    • Diet and Antioxidant Status. Mediterranean Diet: Are Antioxidants Central to Its Benefits?
    • Diet, Antioxidants, and Health - Case Study: The Cretan Experience

  3. Major Dietary and Other Antioxidants
    • Carotenoids, Vitamin A, and Human Health
    • Vitamin C
    • Vitamin E: Tocopherols and Tocotrienols
    • Isoflavone Metabolism and Bioavailability
    • Other Antioxidants

  4. Physiological Stage and Antioxidant Status
    • Antioxidant Status and Function: Relationships to Aging and Exercise
    • Oxidative Stress and Antioxidants in Premature Infants
    • Alcoholism, Antioxidant Status, and Essential Fatty Acids

  5. Proposed Modes of Action of Antioxidants
    • Antioxidants and Low Density Lipoprotein Oxidation
    • Antioxidants and Immune Function
    • Oxidants and Antioxidants in UV-Induced Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer
    • Antioxidant Status of the Digesta and Colon Cancer: Is There a Direct Link?
    • Beyond Antioxidant Function: Other Biochemical Effects of Antioxidants

  6. Antioxidants and Disease
    • Antioxidant Vitamins and Cardiovascular Disease
    • Tocotrienols: Biological and Health Effects
    • Antioxidants and Cancer: Evidence from Human Observational Studies and Intervention Trials
    • Antioxidants and Diseases of the Eye
    • Antioxidants and Neurological Diseases
    • Alpha-Lipoic Acid in Health and Disease

  7. Current Issues and Emerging Research •Antioxidant Status
    • Current Issues and Emerging Research


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Antioxidant Status, Diet, Nutrition, and Health
edited by Andreas M. Papas
650 pages • $158.95 + shipping
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