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Editors: Harold V. Panglossi
Book Description:
In biological systems, the normal processes of oxidation (plus a minor contribution from ionizing radiation) produce highly reactive free radicals. These can readily react with and damage other molecules. In some cases the body uses free radicals to destroy foreign or unwanted objects, such as in an infection. However, in the wrong place, the body's own cells may become damaged. Should the damage occur to DNA, the result could be cancer. Antioxidants decrease the damage done to cells by reducing oxidants before they can damage the cell. Virtually all studies of mammals have concluded that a restricted calorie diet extends the lifespan of mammals by as much as 100%. This remarkable finding suggests that food is actually more damaging than smoking. As food produces free radicals (oxidants) when metabolized, antioxidant-rich diets are thought to stave off the effects of aging significantly better than diets lacking in antioxidants. The reduced levels of free radicals, resulting from a reduction in their production by metabolism, is thought to be a major cause of the success of caloric restriction in increasing life span.
Antioxidants consist of a group of vitamins including vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium and carotenoids, (such as beta-carotene, lycopene, and lutein). This new book brings together the latest research in this dynamic field.

Table of Contents:
Preface

1. Oxidants and Antioxidants in Liver Disease; pp. 1-48
(George Notas et al., University Hospital Heraklion, Greece)

2. Role of Oxidative Stress in Diabetic Vascular Complication; pp. 49-86
(Sho-ichi Yamagishi et al., Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan)

3. Oxidative Stress Peripheral Markers in Graves' Disease Ophthalmopathy Patients During Combined Immunosuppression; pp. 87-98 (Janusz Bednarek et al., Poznań University of Medical Sciences, Poland)

4. Oxidative Stress and Blood Antioxidant Status Following High Intensity Cycle Ergometer Exercise; pp. 99-110
(Julien S. Baker et al., University of Glamorgan, UK)

5. Hyperlipidemia and Vitamin E Metabolism in Pregnancy; pp. 111-130 (E. Herrera and H. Ortega, University San Pablo, Spain)

6. Antioxidant Systems in Human Seminal Plasma: Physiopathological Meaning and New Perspectives; pp. 131-147
(A. Mancini et al., Catholic University, Italy)

7. Prevention by Melatonin of Maneb-Induced Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Rat Pheochromocytoma Cells; pp. 149-157
(Masami Ishido, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan)

8. Liposoluble Vitamins and Carotenoids in Human Liver Disease; pp. 159-191
(E. Rocchi, University of Modena, Italy)

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2006
   ISBN: 1-59454-999-0
   Status: AV
  
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AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
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