Antioxidant Vitamins and Health:
Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, Cataracts, and Aging

Claude Fernand Bourgeois

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September 2003
310 pp. (CD-ROM)
Illustrated
ISBN: 0-9664286-6-8

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Preface

CHAPTER 1 Evidence of Oxidative Deterioration in Humans
1. Free Radicals
2. Oxygen and the Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS)
3. The Reactive Nitrogen Species
CHAPTER 2 Defense Systems of the Organism and Antioxidant Nutrients
1. Antioxidant Enzymes
2. Metal-Complexing Proteins
3. Vitamin Antioxidants
CHAPTER 3 Pro-Oxidant Effects
1. Vitamin E
2. Vitamin C
3.
b-Carotene
CHAPTER 4 Immune Responses, Reactive Oxygen Species, and Antioxidant Vitamins
1. Antioxidants and the Immune Response
2. Effects of Vitamin C and E Deficiencies
3. Effects of Elevated Doses of Vitamin C
4.
b-Carotene, Other Carotenoids, and the Immune Response
CHAPTER 5 Antioxidant Vitamins and Cardiovascular Disease
1. ROS and Atherogenesis
2. Epidemiological Studies
3. Interventional Randomized Studies
4. Stroke
CHAPTER 6 Antioxidant Vitamins and Cancer
1. Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) and Cancer
2. Laboratory Experiments With Antioxidant Vitamins
3. Edpidemiological Studies Without Intervention
4. Epidemiological Studies With Intervention
CHAPTER 7 Antioxidant Vitamins and Cataracts
1. Introduction
2. Vitamin C
3. Vitamin E
4.
b-Carotene
5. Other Epidemiological Studies
CHAPTER 8 Antioxidant Vitamins and Aging
1. The Programmed Genetics Theory of Aging
2. The Free Radical Theory of Aging
3. Other Theories of Aging
CHAPTER 9 Phenols and Polyphenols
1. Water-Soluble Polyphenols
2. Fat-Soluble Polyphenols
3. Antioxidants in Spices
CHAPTER 10 Conclusions
1. Evidence of Oxidative Deterioration in Humans
2. Defense Systems of the Organism and Antioxidant Nutrients
3. Pro-Oxidant Effects
4. Immune Responses, Reactive Oxygen Species, and Antioxidant Vitamins
5. Antioxidant Vitamins and Cardiovascular Disease
6. Antioxidant Vitamins and Cancer
7. Antioxidant Vitamins and Cataracts
8. Antioxidant Vitamins and Aging
9. Phenols and Polyphenols
APPENDIX A Recommended Dietary Allowances of Antioxidant Vitamins
APPENDIX B Structures and Properties of Antioxidant Vitamins
1. Vitamin E or Tocopherols
2. Vitamin C or Ascorbic Acid
3.
b-Carotene
APPENDIX C Lipid Peroxidation and the Autoxidation Chain Reaction
References
Index

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