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Nutritional and Toxicological Aspects of Food Safety

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Part of the book series: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (AEMB, volume 177)

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Table of contents (26 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Sulfhydryl Groups and Food Safety

    • Mendel Friedman
    Pages 31-63
  3. Interactions of Diet and Immunity

    • David L. Brandon
    Pages 65-90
  4. Role of Epigenetic Factors in Dietary Carcinogenesis

    • David L. Berry, C. Tucker Helmes
    Pages 91-113
  5. Effect of Diet on T-2 Toxicosis

    • T. K. Smith, M. S. Carson
    Pages 153-167
  6. Safety of Megavitamin Therapy

    • Stanley T. Omaye
    Pages 169-203
  7. Prenatal and Developmental Toxicology of Arsenicals

    • Calvin C. Willhite, Vergil H. Ferm
    Pages 205-228
  8. Structure and Stereochemistry of Steroidal Amine Teratogens

    • William Gaffield, Richard F. Keeler
    Pages 241-251
  9. Minimizing the Saponin Content of Alfalfa Sprouts and Leaf Protein Concentrates

    • A. L. Livingston, B. E. Knuckles, L. R. Teuber, O. B. Hesterman, L. S. Tsai
    Pages 253-268
  10. Sources of N-Nitrosamine Contamination in Foods

    • Joseph H. Hotchkiss
    Pages 287-298
  11. Nutritional and Metabolic Response to Plant Inhibitors of Digestive Enzymes

    • Daniel Gallaher, Barbara O. Schneeman
    Pages 299-320
  12. Nutritional Studies of a Carboxypeptidase Inhibitor from Potato Tubers

    • Gregory Pearce, James McGinnis, Clarence A. Ryan
    Pages 321-332
  13. Protein-Alkali Reactions: Chemistry, Toxicology, and Nutritional Consequences

    • Mendel Friedman, Michael R. Gumbmann, Patricia M. Masters
    Pages 367-412

About this book

Naturally occurring antinutrients and food toxicants, and those formed during food processing, adversely affect the nutriĀ­ tional quality and safety of foods. Because of the need to improve food quality and safety by plant breeding, fortification with appropriate nutrients, and processing methods, and because of the growing concern about possible direct relationships between diet and diseases, research is needed to: (1) evaluate the nutritive quality and safety of crops and fortified, supplemented, and processed foods; (2) define conditions that favor or minimize the formation of nutritionally antagonistic and toxic compounds in foods; and (3) define the toxicology, metabolism, and mechanisms of the action of food ingredients and their metabolites. As scientists interested in improving the safety of the food supply, we are challenged to respond to the general need for exploring: (1) possible adverse consequences of antinutrients and food toxicants; and (2) factors which contribute to the formation and inactivation of undesirable compounds in foods. Medical research offers an excellent analogy. Studies on causes and mechanisms of disease processes are nearly always accompanied by parallel studies on preventive measures and cures. Such an approach offers the greatest possible benefits to the public.

Keywords

  • chemistry
  • enzyme
  • membrane
  • metabolism
  • nutrition
  • plant
  • protein
  • toxicology

Editors and Affiliations

  • Agricultural Research Service Western Regional Research Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Berkeley, USA

    Mendel Friedman

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Nutritional and Toxicological Aspects of Food Safety

  • Editors: Mendel Friedman

  • Series Title: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-4790-3

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4684-4792-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4684-4790-3

  • Series ISSN: 0065-2598

  • Series E-ISSN: 2214-8019

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 584

  • Number of Illustrations: 25 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Life Sciences

  • Industry Sectors: Biotechnology, Consumer Packaged Goods, Pharma

Buying options

eBook USD 129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4684-4790-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)