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Coffee in Health and Disease Prevention

  • 2nd Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Victor R Preedy + 1 more
  • English
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Coffee in Health and Disease Prevention presents a comprehensive look at the compounds in coffee, their benefits (or toxicity risks), and explores coffee as it relates to specific health conditions. Embracing a holistic approach, this book covers the coffee plant, the major varieties of coffee, and its nutritional and compositional properties. Coffee’s impact on human health, disease risk and prevention comprise the majority of the text. Diseases covered including Alzheimer’s, anxiety and depression, asthma cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, and more. The book also covers coffee’s impact on organs and organ systems, including the cardiovascular system, the immune system, the gut microbiome, and the muscular system.Coffee in Health and Disease Prevention is the only book on the market that covers all varieties of coffee in one volume and their potential benefits and risks to human health. This is an essential reference for researchers in nutrition, dietetics, food science, biochemistry, and public health.

Tea in Health and Disease Prevention

  • 2nd Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Victor R Preedy + 1 more
  • English
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While there is a nearly universal agreement that drinking tea can benefit health, information on the benefits or toxicity risks of drinking tea are scattered, leaving definitive answers difficult to ascertain. Tea in Health and Disease Prevention, 2nd Edition once again addresses this problem, bringing together all the latest and most relevant information on tea and its health effects into one comprehensive resource. The book covers compounds in black, green, and white teas and explores their health implications, first more generally, then in terms of specific organ systems and diseases. With over 75% brand new content, this fully reorganized, updated edition covers a wider range of tea varieties and beneficial compounds found in tea, such as polyphenols and antioxidants.Tea in Health and Disease Prevention, Second Edition is an organized, efficient resource that will help readers find quick answers to questions and will help inspire further studies for those interested in tea research. This is a must-have reference for researchers in food science and nutrition, as well as nutritionists and dieticians.

Diagnosis and Management of Poultry Coccidiosis

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • John Robert Barta + 5 more
  • English
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Diagnosis and Management of Poultry Coccidiosis provides a comprehensive overview of current trends in the control of Eimeria and coccidiosis. Chicken coccidiosis cost the global economy $12.58 billion in 2016, including lost productivity and expenditures associated with prevention and treatment. As a result, chicken producers have developed several management approaches to combat coccidiosis. With consumer and regulatory pressure, nutritional interventions, and the need to identify anticoccidial alternatives that do not impair growth performance, this book contemplates the antibiotic-free future of the chicken industry.Initial chapters in this book introduce readers to chicken coccidiosis and the identification and diagnosis of the Eimeria parasite. Subsequent chapters describe innate and adaptive immune responses of poultry to Eimeria and delve into the purification of Eimeria lifecycle stages and in vitro culture systems for the study of Eimeria. The latter half of the book examines a variety of modern immunization measures, dietary interventions, and anticoccidial medications designed to combat coccidiosis.

Evapotranspiration in Agro-Ecosystems and Forestry

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Suat Irmak
  • English
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Evapotranspiration in Agro-Ecosystems and Forestry: Spatio-temporal Applications presents the progress and advances made in terms of science and application of evaporation, transpiration, and evapotranspiration for various vegetation surfaces, water bodies, and bare soil under different soil and crop management (including different irrigation and tillage management) conditions. Sections on forest and wetlands evapotranspiration and grassland evaporative losses are included, as are the fundamentals of original Penman, Penman-Monteith, Shuttleworth-Wallace and ASCE-EWRI and FAO56 Penman-Monteith equations and their derivatives.The book is an excellent resource to better understand the progression and applications and dynamics of most recent evapotranspiration, evaporation and transpiration measurement and modeling technologies. Case studies will be provided in terms of how different technologies are currently deployed, how data are used for providing information and management decisions to the users.

Advances in Insect Physiology

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 67
  • December 1, 2024
  • Russell Jurenka
  • English
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Advances in Insect Physiology series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters on topics including Insecticidal RNAi delivered as biopesticide, Cry toxins, Vip3 insecticidal proteins: Structure and Mode of Action, New plant/other bacteria toxins, Engineered insecticidal proteins, Resistance to insecticidal proteins, and Photorhabdus toxins across Gram-negative bacteria. Each chapter is written by an international board of authors.

Improving Health and Nutrition through Bioactive Compounds

  • 1st Edition
  • November 15, 2024
  • Maira Rubi Segura Campos
  • English
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Improving Health and Nutrition through Bioactive Compounds: Benefits and Applications presents bioactive compounds and functional foods as a therapeutic approach to disease and overall health and well-being.The book covers various bioactive compounds, including peptides, phenols, and flavonoids, as foods to consider complementary treatment for disease management.Written for nutrition researchers, food scientists, graduate students and other food science and health professionals, Improving Health and Nutrition through Bioactive Compounds will be a welcomed reference for those who wish to better understand the role of bioactive compounds and functional foods in the treatment and prevention of disease.

Effects of Climate Change on Forests

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Fabrizio D'Aprile
  • English
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Effects of Climate Change on Forests: An Evidence-Based Primer for Sustainable Management of Temperate and Mediterranean Forests presents concepts, case studies and the application of theories about forest management under climate change. It provides invaluable insight to how forest planning and management tie into the ecological functioning and resilience of the forest, and does so by utilizing a concept weakly implemented in traditional forest planning: namely, by following the variability in growth, and other processes, over time. This shift in focus better incorporates the services provided by forests, and allows for better adaptation planning to help temperate forests not only survive but thrive in the face of climate change. Real-world case studies demonstrate how to effectively manage temperate forests under climate change, using the results of evidence-based research.

Mass Transfer Operations in the Food Industry

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Seid Mahdi Jafari + 1 more
  • English
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Mass Transfer Operations in the Food Industry, a volume in the Unit Operations and Processing Equipment in the Food Industry series, explains the processing operations and equipment necessary for mass transfer processes including crystallization, distillation, gas adsorption and ionic exchange. These processes and unit operations are very important in the manufacture of products such as salt, sugar, edible oils and flavourings, essential oils, soft drinks, etc.Divided in two sections, Different mass transfer processes and Application of mass transfer operations in the food industry, all chapters emphasize basic texts relating to experimental, theoretical, computational, and/or applications of food engineering principles and the relevant processing equipment to mass transfer unit operations.Written by experts in the field of food engineering, in a simple and dynamic way, this book targets industrial Engineers working in the field of food processing and within food factories to make them more familiar with the particular food processing operations and equipment.

Insect Anatomy

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Bernard Moussian
  • English
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Insect Anatomy: Structure and Function provides both morphological and anatomical descriptions of insect tissues and organs using updated methods. Insects play important roles in diverse ecosystems, with subsequent, tremendous impacts on human society through disease, agriculture effects, and more. Both beneficial and detrimental insect species continuously challenge agriculture and medicine. Written by international experts of insect morphology and anatomy, this book offers concise descriptions of all part of an insect’s anatomy, including the brain and nervous system, tracheal system, blood, reproductive organs, and kidney system.The book also covers external insect parts such as antennae, wings and different forms of insect epidermis. Insect tissues and organs are analyzed as they relate to gene and protein function in distinct types of cells, tissues, and organs.

Engineered Nanomaterials for Agricultural Sustainability

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Sanghamitra Majumdar + 1 more
  • English
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Engineered Nanomaterials for Agricultural Sustainability: Current Status, Methods and Future Strategies addresses the bottleneck between the development and implementation of nanotechnology created by the knowledge gap in the science, regulation and impact on both the environment and consumers. The book presents the latest insights from studies on the mechanisms and fate of nanomaterials in plants in a structured and organized way that enables the reader to design nanomaterials for specific agricultural applications, avoid undesirable effects on those plants, and to identify the most appropriate path forward toward commercial application.With important insights into the regulatory constraints, this volume will be a go-to reference for those seeking to find strategies for using nanomaterials and nanotechnology to improve agricultural output and food security.