Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Diabetes

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Diabetes, 1st Edition

Bioactive Foods in Chronic Disease States

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Diabetes, 1st Edition,Ronald Watson,Victor Preedy,ISBN9780123971531

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Focuses on the role of bioactive foods in mediating the risk and effect of diabetes and related conditions.

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Key Features

  • Focuses on the role of bioactive foods in addressing pre-diabetes symptoms, their potential to complement other treatments for those suffering from diabetes and diabetic-related obesity and other health issues
  • Documents foods that can affect metabolic syndrome and ways the associated information could be used to understand other diseases that share common etiological pathways
  • Includes insights from experts from around the world, providing global perspectives and options based on various regional foods


The role of diet in the prevention, control and treatment of diabetes continues to provide significant opportunity for non-pharmaceutical interventions for many of the over 20 million people who live with this disease. Looking beyond traditional dietary controls may lead to more effective, cost efficient, and flexible options for many patients.

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Diabetes is the only available scientific resource focused on exploring the latest advances in bioactive food research, and the potential benefit of bioactive food choice on the diabetic condition. Written by experts from around the world, it presents important information that can help improve the health of those at risk for diabetes and diabetes related conditions using food selection as its foundation.


Nutritionists, dieticians, and biomedical researchers whose focus is in identifying pre-diabetic symptoms, diabetes, and its relationship to obesity and weight issues; food scientists targeting health-related product development.

Ronald Watson

Ronald R. Watson, Ph.D., attended the University of Idaho but graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, with a degree in chemistry in 1966. He earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Michigan State University in 1971. His postdoctoral schooling in nutrition and microbiology was completed at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he gained 2 years of postdoctoral research experience in immunology and nutrition. From 1973 to 1974 Dr. Watson was assistant professor of immunology and performed research at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at the Indiana University Medical School from 1974 to 1978 and associate professor at Purdue University in the Department of Food and Nutrition from 1978 to 1982. In 1982 Dr. Watson joined the faculty at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center in the Department of Family and Community Medicine of the School of Medicine. He is currently professor of health promotion sciences in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health. Dr. Watson is a member of several national and international nutrition, immunology, cancer, and alcoholism research societies. Among his patents he has one on a dietary supplement; passion fruit peel extract with more pending. He continues to do research in animals and in clinical trials on dietary supplements and health including studies using omega-3 fatty acids in heart disease prevention and therapy. For 30 years he was funded by Wallace Research Foundation to study dietary supplements in health promotion. Dr. Watson has edited more than 110 books on nutrition, dietary supplements and over-the-counter agents, and drugs of abuse as scientific reference books. He has published more than 500 research and review articles.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Health Promotion Sciences, Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health and School of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, USA

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Victor Preedy

Professor Victor R. Preedy, PhD DSc CBiol FIBiol FRCPath FRIPH FRSH FRSPH is currently a Professor in the Department of Dietetics, King's College London and Honorary Professor in Clinical Biochemistry, King's College Hospital and Director of the Genomics Centre, Kings College London. He directs studies regarding nutrition, and clinical biochemistry. Professor Preedy graduated in 1974 from the University of Aston with a Combined Honours Degree in Biology and Physiology with Pharmacology. He gained his PhD in 1981, in the field of Nutrition and Metabolism, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. Between 1988 until 1999 he was associated with the Department of Clinical Biochemistry at King’s College Hospital. He was a Reader in Clinical Biochemistry between 1992 and 2002. In 1992, he received his Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists, based on his published works and in 1993 he gained a DSc degree for his outstanding contribution to protein metabolism. At the time, he was one of the university's youngest recipients of this distinguished award. Professor Preedy was elected as a Fellow to the Royal College of Pathologists in 2000. Since then he has been elected as a Fellow to the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (2004), The Royal Institute of Public Health (2004) and The Royal Society of Public Health (2009). Professor Preedy has published over 550 articles, which includes over 160 peer-reviewed manuscripts based on original research and 90 reviews as well as 35 books or volumes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Dietetics, King's College London, UK

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Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Diabetes, 1st Edition

Role of oxidative stress in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes

Alternative medicines (bioactive foods and supplements) in diabetes control

Government Regulation of Dietary Supplements and Foods: Role in Diabetes

Diabetes as an Immune Dysfunction Sydrome

Antihyperglycemic potential of Secoisolaricinol diglucoside

Antidiabetic potential of trigonelline and 4-hydroxyisoleucine in Fenugreek

Community participation and diabetes control

Soya bean in the prevention and treatment of diabetes

Amino acids supplements and diabetes

Reduction in serum glucose with garlic extracts

Dietary supplements, immune modulation and diabetes control (tentative title)

Phytochemicals against type 2 diabetes

Phytotherapeutics in treating diabetes

Plant derived hydroxycinnamate derivatives, insulin sensitivity and adiponectin: implications for diabetes control

Antidiabetic activity of Allium sativum

Chromium and diabetes


Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Insulin Resistance


Pongamia pinnata: treatment of diabetes

Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus pulmonarius) and diabetes care

Traditional medicinal plants of Indigenous Peoples of Canada and their antioxidant activity in relation to treatment of diabetes

Indian medicinal plants with hypoglycemic potential

Plant extracts and alkaloids: prevention of diabetic nephropathy

Lutein and diabetic cataractsCompounds in vegetables including Okra and Fenugreek of potential value in the treatment of diabetes


Tradition and Perspectives of Diabetes Treatment in Greco-Arab and Islamic Medicine

State of the Art of Diabetes Treatment in Greco-Arab and Islamic Medicine

Phytonutrients in Diabetes Management

Antidiabetic effects of Punica granatum L (Pomegranate): a review

Type II Diabetes Mellitus-2011 Research Summary

Diabetes and Natural Products


Antioxidants and inflammation in obesity

Magnesium and Metabolic Syndrome: The Role of Magnesium in Health and Disease

Obesity in Ayurveda - Dietary, Lifestyle, and Herbal Considerations

The effects of a fermented soy product and isoflavones in metabolic syndrome control

Omega 3 fatty acids and bioactive foods: from biotechnology to health promotion

Metabolic Syndrome: Diet, obesity and chronic inflammation

The Indian medicinal plant Aegle marmelos in the treatment of diabetes mellitus: Promise and Prospects

Anti-diabetic and hypoglycaemic effects of Syzygium cumini (black plum): a review

Human milk as a bioctive food

Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) in the treatment of diabetes and metabolic syndrome: preclinical observations

Antidiabetic and cardioprotective effects of Amla (Emblica officinalis Gaertn) and its phytochemicals: preclinical observations

Prevention and management of obesity by isoflavones

Antioxidant capacity of honey : potential health benefit

Quotes and reviews

"Watson and Preedy assemble an international group of researchers for 47 chapters that examine the role of foods, herbs, and novel extracts in moderating the pathology leading to diabetes and its risk factors for other chronic diseases."--Reference and Research Book News, December 2012


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