Diabetes, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124055222
  • ISBN-13: 9780124055223
  • DDC: 616.46206
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 280 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Diabetes: Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants bridges the trans-disciplinary divide among diabetologists, endocrinologists, and nutritionists in understanding and treating diabetes. The book covers the science of oxidative stress and the potentially therapeutic use of natural antioxidants in the diet or food matrix. The processes in the science of oxidative stress are described as well as other processes such as apoptosis, cell signaling, and receptor-mediated responses. This approach recognizes that diseases are usually multifactorial and that oxidative stress is a single component. Pharmacological treatments for diabetes are commonly marked by unwanted side effects, leading to treatment efforts using naturally occurring substances. But a plant-based approach alone is not sufficient; understanding the processes inherent in the oxidative stress of diabetes is vital for clinical workers, dietitians, and nutritionists. This work provides that understanding. The book begins by covering the basic biology of oxidative stress. There are chapters on neuropathy, nephropathy, atherosclerosis, cardiomyopathy, and retinopathy. The book then moves on to antioxidants in foods, components of the diet, and their relevance to diabetes. Nutritionists will use the information about mitochondrial oxidative stress in one disease and propose diet-related strategies to prevent such conditions in another unrelated disease. Dietitians will prescribe new foods or diets containing antioxidants for conditions that resist conventional pharmacological treatments. Dietitians will suggest new treatments to multidisciplinary teams. Nutritionists and dietitians will learn about cell signaling and will suggest preventive or therapeutic strategies with antioxidant-rich foods to reduce damage involving abnormal cell signaling.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Oxidative Stress and Diabetes.
2: Oxidative Stress and Diabetic Neuropathy.
3: Cerebral Ischemia in Diabetics and Oxidative Stress.
4: Diabetic Cardiomyopathy and Oxidative Stress.
5: Diabetic Retinopathy and Oxidative Stress.
6: Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress in Diabetes.
7: Iron, Oxidative Stress and Diabetes.
8: Antioxidants and Diabetes.
9: α-Tocopherol Supplementation, Lipid Profile, and Insulin Sensitivity in Diabetes Mellitus Type 2.
10: Effect of Salvia Miltiorrhiza on Antioxidant Enzymes in Diabetic Patients.
11: Antioxidant Spices and Herbs Used in Diabetes.
12: Resveratrol and Oxidative Stress in Diabetes Mellitus.
13: Vitamin D, Oxidative Stress and Diabetes: Is There a Link?.
14: Glutamine and Antioxidant Potential in Diabetes.
15: The Anti-Oxidative Component of Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) in the Brain in Diabetes.
16: Diabetic Nephropathy and Tocotrienol.
17: Polyphenols, Oxidative Stress, and Vascular Damage in Diabetes.
18: Vitamin E and Vascular Protection in Diabetes.
19: The Use of Ginkgo Biloba Extract in Cardiovascular Protection in Patients with Diabetes.
20: The Protective Role of Taurine in Cardiac Oxidative Stress under Diabetic Conditions.
21: Statins, Diabetic Oxidative Stress and Vascular Tissue.
22: Resveratrol and Cerebral Arterioles during Type 1 Diabetes.
23: Herbal Chrysanthemi Flos, Oxidative Damage and Protection against Diabetic Complications.
24: Antioxidant Supplements and Diabetic Retinopathy.
25: Lutein and Oxidative Stress-Mediated Retinal Neurodegeneration in Diabetes.
26: Epidemiologic Evidence on Antioxidant-Related Micronutrients and Diabetic Retinopathy.
27: Oxidative Stress and the Lung in Diabetes: The Use of Pomegranate Juice.
28: Antioxidants, Oxidative Stress and Preeclampsia in Type 1 Diabetes.
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