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K T Augusti; P Faizal; K Suneesh; Paul Augustine and Regi Jose

Published by PharmaMed Press, Hyderabad (2009)

ISBN 10: 8188449725 ISBN 13: 9788188449729

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About this Item: PharmaMed Press, Hyderabad, 2009. Hardbound. Condition: As New. New. Contents Foreword. 1. Dietary fiber and essential macronutrient. 2. Sources of nutraceuticals and the chemistry of their functions. 3. Terpenes carotenoids and phytosterols. 4. Phenolics of the functional foods. 5. Nutraceuticals of alliums. 6. Nutraceuticals vs diseases. 7. Role of Allium principles as anticancer agents. 8. Cancer and ageing causation and prevention. 9. Laboratory experiment. 10. Certain functional foods in the prevention of diseases. Index. This book accounts for various sources of nutraceuticals and dietary fibers in our diet and their systematic mechanism of actions independent of the time old components of the so called balanced diet of yesteryears. Further these nutraceuticals and dietary fibers function as agents for detoxifications reducing blood cholesterol and preventing CHD and cancer. Many physicians of various systems are of the opinion that diet is medicine but only a few are able to explain the role of various nutraceuticals as immunomodulators (in a way as oral vaccines) antioxidants antivirals anticarcinogenics antiatherogenics antidiabetics antithrombogenics antiaging fibrinolytic hepatoprotective radioprotective and vasodilatory agents. This is the first comprehensive approach on the role of dietary fiber and nutraceuticals (nutritional medicines present in functional foods). The involvement of the six classes of nutraceuticals viz terpenes carotenoids phytosterols polyphenols flavonoids and theois as essential components of a healthy diet are an armour against diseases. The compounds present in onions garlic cabbage soybeans and coccinia indica are actually members of nutraceuticals and are described elaborately in this book. 526 pp. Seller Inventory # 73658

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