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Carotenoids and Human Health

  • Sherry A. Tanumihardjo

Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Carotenoid Sources and Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sara A. Arscott
      Pages 3-19
    3. Samantha Schmaelzle, Sherry A. Tanumihardjo
      Pages 21-28
    4. Igor O. Shmarakov, Jason J. Yuen, William S. Blaner
      Pages 29-56
    5. Guangwen Tang
      Pages 103-109
    6. Shellen R. Goltz, Mario G. Ferruzzi
      Pages 111-128
    7. Joseph Dever
      Pages 141-150
  3. Carotenoids and Human Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Kerry Schulze, Parul Christian
      Pages 153-165
    3. Xiaoming Gong, Lewis P. Rubin
      Pages 167-179
    4. Benchun Miao, Xiang-Dong Wang
      Pages 181-192
    5. Nikki Ford, John W. Erdman Jr.
      Pages 193-214
    6. Rohini Vishwanathan, Elizabeth J. Johnson
      Pages 215-235
    7. Sherry A. Tanumihardjo, Neil Binkley
      Pages 237-245
  4. International Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Charles B. Stephensen
      Pages 261-270

About this book


Carotenoids and Human Health provides an introduction to food sources and metabolism. Written by experts in their fields and including the most up-to-date information, this volume serves as an in-depth guide to studies that have been performed in humans and observations that have been made in population level assessments. Special emphasis is given to associations with disease, as well as the importance of carotenoids internationally, specifically as a source of vitamin A for the world. Comprehensive and easy to use, Carotenoids and Human Health is a very useful resource for nutritionists, registered dieticians, medical students, and graduate students.


Biofortification Lycopene Provitamin A carotenoid bioavailability carotenoid metabolism

Editors and affiliations

  • Sherry A. Tanumihardjo
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA

About the editors

Sherry A. Tanumihardjo, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Carotenoids and Human Health
  • Editors Sherry A. Tanumihardjo
  • Series Title Nutrition and Health
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-62703-202-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-5975-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-62703-203-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 331
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Clinical Nutrition
    Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
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From the book reviews:

“The purpose is to review the growing evidence that carotenoids are bioactive molecules that can be of value to many aspects of health. For individuals researching or interested in the research of carotenoids, this is a worthy objective. … This book will be welcomed by researchers who focus on this topic … .” (Amy Hess-Fischl, Doody’s Book Reviews, March, 2013)