Antioxidant Status, Diet, Nutrition, and Health
From Book News, Inc. Comprises 27 contributions integrating the basic chemistry of free radicals and antioxidants with the effects of diet and physiological stage on antioxidant status in humans in order to understand their impact on nutrition and health. Representative topics include genetic variations and evolutionary aspects of diet, the relationship of aging and exercise to antioxidant status and function, modes of action of antioxidants, antioxidants and cancer, and alpha-lipoic acid in health and disease. The chapters balance the evidence and illustrate difficulties in distinguishing protective effects of diets rich in antioxidants from direct effects of the antioxidants themselves. Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR
Synopsis This text outlines the biological, nutritional and health aspects of antioxidant status. The author discusses potential practical implications of antioxidants on nutrition, fitness, wellness and prevention treatment. Topics examined include body tissues, diet, methods for measuring antioxidant status, chronic disease, and the safety in using antioxidants for treating disease.