Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Liver and Gastrointestinal Disease

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Liver and Gastrointestinal Disease, 1st Edition

Bioactive Foods in Chronic Disease States

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Liver and Gastrointestinal Disease, 1st Edition,Ronald Watson,Victor Preedy,ISBN9780123971548

Watson   &   Preedy   

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Explores the dietary impact of bioactive foods on the advancing study of gastrointestinal diseases.

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Key Features

* Addresses the most positive results from dietary interventions using bioactive foods to impact diseases of the liver and gastrointestinal system, including reduction of inflammation, improved function, and nutritional efficiency
* Presents a wide range of liver and gastrointestinal diseases and provides important information for additional research
* Associated information can be used to understand other diseases, which share common etiological pathways


Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Liver and Gastrointestinal Disease provides valuable insights for those seeking nutritional treatment options for those suffering from liver and/or related gastrointestinal disease including Crohn’s, allergies, and colitis among others. Information is presented on a variety of foods including herbs, fruits, soy and olive oil. This book serves as a valuable resource for researchers in nutrition, nephrology, and gastroenterology.


Nutritionists, dieticians, and biomedical researchers who focus on identifying the causes of gastrointestinal and related liver diseases; 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.

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

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Victor Preedy

Victor R. Preedy BSc, PhD, DSc, FSB, FRSH, FRIPH, FRSPH, FRCPath, FRSC is a senior member of King's College London. He is also Director of the Genomics Centre and a member of the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine. Professor Preedy has longstanding academic interests in substance misuse especially in relation to health and well being. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Drug and Alcohol Dependence and a founding member of the Editorial Board of Addiction Biology. In his career Professor Preedy was Reader at the Addictive Behaviour Centre at The University of Roehampton, and also Reader at the School of Pharmacy (now part of University College London; UCL). Professor Preedy is Editor of the multi-volume seminal work The Handbook Of Alcohol Related Pathology (published by Academic Press-Elsevier). Professor Preedy graduated in 1974 with an Honours Degree in Biology and Physiology with Pharmacology. He gained his University of London PhD in 1981. In 1992, he received his Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists and in 1993 he gained his second doctoral degree (DSc). Professor Preedy was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Biology in 1995 and also as a Fellow to the Royal College of Pathologists in 2000. He was then elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (2004) and The Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene (2004). In 2009, Professor Preedy became a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health and in 2012 a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. To his credit, Professor Preedy has published over 600 articles, which includes peer-reviewed manuscripts based on original research, abstracts and symposium presentations, reviews and numerous books and volumes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Dietetics, King's College London, UK

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Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Liver and Gastrointestinal Disease, 1st Edition

The Alkaline Way in Digestive Health

Functional Assessment of Gastrointestinal Health

Antioxidants in inflammatory bowel disease; Ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease

Omega-6 and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and inflammatory bowel diseases

Alcohol and gastrointestinal tract function

Dangerous Herbal Weight Loss Supplements

Milk bacteria: Role in treating GI allergies

Nutritional functions of polysaccharides from soy sauce in the gastrointestinal tract

Nutrition, Dietary Fibers and Cholelithiasis. Cholelithiasis, lipid lowering

Indian medicinal plants and spices in the prevention and treatment of ulcerative colitis

Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) an ancient remedy and modern drug in gastrointestinal disorders

The role of microbiota and probiotics on the gastrointestinal health: prevention of pathogen infections

Probiotics and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Antioxidant, luteolin exhibits anti-inflammatory effect in in vitro gut-inflammation model


Folate production by lactic acid bacteria

Probiotics against digestive tract viral infections

Probiotic bacteria as Mucosal immune system adjuvant

Medicinal plants as remedies for gastrointestinal ailments and diseases: a review

Review on the gastrointestinal protective effects of the indegeneous Indian medicinal plant Bael (Aegle marmelos Correa)

Gastrointestinal and Hepatoprotective effects of Ocimum sanctum L. Syn (Holy basil or Tulsi): validation of the ethnomedicinal observation

Turmeric (Curcuma longa L) the golden curry spice as a non-toxic gastroprotective agent: a review

Nutrition, Dietary Fibers and Cholelithiasis: Apple pulp, fibers, clinical trials

Gastrointestinal protective effects of Eugenia jambolana LAM.  (black plum) and its phytochemicals: a concise review

Plant sterols and artery disease

Preventing The Diet Induced Disease Epidemic: An Overview

Prickly Pear Cactus (“nopal”) for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes mellitus

Carotenoids: Liver diseases and prevention

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Early Life Nutritional Programming: Lessons from the Avian Model

Prebiotics, Probiotics and Health Promotion: an Overview



Antioxidant capacity of pomegranate juices and their role in its biological activities

Anti-Inflammatory Actions of Pycnogenol: Diabetes and Arthritis

Dietary Bioactive Functional Polyphenols in Chronic Lung Diseases

Antioxidant capacity of medicinal plants

Chinese herbal products in the prevention and treatment of liver disease

Bioactive Foods and Supplements for protection against Liver Diseases

The role of prebiotics in GI and liver diseases

The role of curcumin in GI and liver diseases

TLRs and intestinal immune tolerance

Psychological mechanisms of dietary change in adulthood

Biochemical Mechanisms of Fatty Liver and Role of Bioactive Foods: Fatty Liver, Diagnosis, Nutrition Therapy, Herbs

Hepatoprotective effects of Zingiber officinale Roscoe (ginger): a review

Betel leaf (Piper betel Linn), a wrongly maligned medicinal and dietary plant possess potent gastrointestinal and hepatoprotective effects

Hepatoprotective effects of Picroliv, the ethanolic extract fraction of the endangered Indian medicinal plant
Picrorhiza kurroa Royle ex. Benth

Scientific validation of the hepatoprotective effects of the Indian gooseberry (Emblica officinalis Gaertn): a review

Biochemical Mechanisms of Fatty Liver and Bioactive Foods: Wild foods, Bioactive Foods, Clinical trials in

Phytochemicals are effective in the prevention of ethanol-induced hepatotoxicity: preclinical observations



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