Aging: Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants bridges the trans-disciplinary divide and covers in a single volume the science of oxidative stress in aging and the potentially therapeutic use of natural antioxidants in the diet or food matrix. The processes within the science of oxidative stress are described in concert with other processes, such as apoptosis, cell signaling, and receptor mediated responses. This approach recognizes that diseases are often multifactorial, and oxidative stress is a single component of this. Gerontologists, geriatricians, nutritionists, and dieticians are separated by divergent skills and professional disciplines that need to be bridged in order to advance preventative as well as treatment strategies. While gerontologists and geriatricians may study the underlying processes of aging, they are less likely to be conversant in the science of nutrition and dietetics. On the other hand, nutritionists and dietitians are less conversant with the detailed clinical background and science of gerontology. This book addresses this gap and brings each of these disciplines to bear on the processes inherent in the oxidative stress of aging.
Skin aging and oxidative stress Sarcopenia and oxidative stress Ovarian aging and oxidative stress The brain in aging and oxidative stress Alzheimer's disease and oxidative stress The heart, aging and oxidative stress Age-related changes in the cardiovascular system The immune system in aging and role of oxidative stress The lung in aging and oxidative stress Diseases of aging: Cancer and oxidative stress Skin aging and vitamin C Aging skin and natural estrogenic antioxidants Nutricosmetics and skin aging Antioxidant nutrition and sarcopenia Magnesium, oxidative stress and aging muscle Ascorbic acid in postmenopausal women and artery compliance Effects of tocopherol supplements on menopausal disorders Antioxidant aspects of plum to treat menopausal symptoms and effects on body systems Statins and reduction in oxidative stress in aged brain Saffron and the aged brain: antioxidant aspects Green tea catechins and the aging brain Metals and oxidative stress in Alzheimer's disease Alzheimer's disease and plant derived melatonin Antioxidants in Alzheimer's disease Antioxidant vitamins and cardiovascular disease Oxidative stress, carotenoids and cardiovascular protection Hypertension, menopause and natural antioxidants Selenium and heart disease in aging Vitamin C and heart failure Immune function and coffee consumption in the aged Immune systems and food based strategies in the aged Immune changes in aging and dietary antioxidants Minerals and COPD Vitamin E and lung disease in the elderly Vitamins and breast cancer Vitamin E and colorectal cancer Coffee consumption and cancer mortality Garlic extracts and cancer Red wine and prostate cancer