Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Liver and Gastrointestinal Disease

Ronald R. Watson, Victor Preedy

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The liver plays a central role in the processing of fats, sugars and proteins brought into the circulatory system through the gastrointestinal tract. The liver is also vital to the body's defenses by marshalling an array of responses to trauma, stress, toxins, and inflammation. Although the liver is capable of regeneration and repair, severe liver disease is life threatening. There is significant contribution to alcohol-related andother liver damage by oxidants so dietary antioxidants have potential for mitigating roles. Similarly degenerative and neoplastic diseases in adults gastrointestinal system have profound importance on health and nutrition. Similarly developmental gastrointestinal issues in children as well as pathogen related diseases like diarrhea have profound effects on health. 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. 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherElsevier Inc.
ISBN (Print)9780123971548
StatePublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Medicine


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