Beer in Health and Disease Prevention
- Preedy V.R.
- Academic Press
- Product type:
Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics
» Preventive, Social Medicine
Paramedical Specialities » Nutrition, dietetics » Reference works
- Publication date:
- November 2008
- € 179.90
There is evidence of brewing beer dating back nearly 8000 years, and since then its pattern of consumption has changed considerably. From a beverage of warriors to a cheap and affordable commodity that has been prone to abuse in some countries, including leading to considerable health risk. In moderate and low amounts, however, the consumption of beer has been reported to be beneficial. Some cancers, such as bladder cancers and the incidence of cardiovascular disease are reported to be lower in moderate beer drinkers. Beer is a complex beverage with well over 1000 identifiable compounds and there is a continual drive to identify and characterise new compounds that might have potential pharmacological effects. This requires a holistic understanding of beer and beer related science, from brewing to the isolation of beer-related compounds. This book provides the information needed to understand the differences in brewing processes, map pathways of therapeutic potential and cross-tissue or trans-disciplinary divides, analyze beer and beer-related beverages, ascertain dietary intakes and deduce causative factors in nutritionally related diseases, and develop marketing and economic strategies based on the health benefits of beer.
*The most comprehensive coverage of the broad range of topics related to the role of beer and beer ingredients in health *Addresses the impact of beer and beer ingredients on cancers, cardiovascular disease, anti-oxidant benefits, and other health related concerns Presents a holistic view from beer brewing to the isolation of beer-related compounds. *Appropriate for scientists and researchers from a variety of fields and industries from beer production to health-care professionals *Consistent organization of each chapter provides easy-access to key points and summaries *Self-contained chapters written by subject matter experts