Food Carotenoids: Chemistry, Biology and Technology

Delia B. Rodriguez-Amaya

Carotenoids were first studied as natural pigments, then as precursors of vitamin A, and then as bioactive compounds against chronic diseases. These compounds have been and continue to be the subject of intense research worldwide, now with an expanded scope.

Food Carotenoids: Chemistry, Biology and Technology gathers all the important information about these major compounds which impact both food quality and human health. It integrates in one volume various aspects of food carotenoids, such as:

Structures and physicochemical properties Biosynthetic pathways and metabolism Analysis and composition of foods Stability and reactions during processing Commercial production as food colorants and precursors of aroma compounds Bioavailability and health benefits

Having worked with carotenoids in various aspects for 44 years, Delia Rodriguez-Amaya is uniquely placed to pass on her wealth of knowledge in this field. This book will serve as solid background information for professionals in Food Science, Food Technology, Nutrition, Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry and Medical Sciences, whether in the academe, industry, governmental and non-governmental agencies.


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Anesthesia for Congenital Heart Disease, 3rd Edition

Dean B. Andropoulos, Stephen A. Stayer, Emad B. Mossad, et al

The third edition of Anesthesia for Congenital Heart Disease, the recognized gold-standard reference in this field, offers a major update and expansion of the textbook to reflect the ongoing development of the practice of pediatric and congenital cardiac anesthesia and the burgeoning knowledge base in this exciting field.

Includes two new chapters addressing key areas; anesthetic and sedative neurotoxicity in the patient with congenital heart disease, and anesthesia in the patient with pulmonary hypertension Now in full color, with over 200 illustrations and photographs Multiple-choice questions accompany each chapter covering the most crucial learning points to optimize the learning experience for readers at all levels


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Hoffbrand’s Essential Haematology, 7th Edition

Victor Hoffbrand, Paul A. H. Moss
The definitive haematology textbook of choice for medical students

Hoffbrand’s Essential Haematology has built a reputation as the flagship haematology textbook for both students and junior doctors, providing an authoritative introduction to the subject.

Now in its 7th edition, this classic text provides up-to-date knowledge of the pathogenesis, clinical and laboratory features, treatment of blood and bone marrow disorders, in its concise and user-friendly style.

Hoffbrand’s Essential Haematology outlines the basic principles of clinical and laboratory haematology and shows how manifestations of blood diseases can be explained by new knowledge of the disease processes. It is an indispensable resource for students and trainees and an essential read for all specialists who are interested in updating their knowledge.

Hoffbrand’s Essential Haematology:
• Provides up-to-date knowledge of the pathogenesis, clinical and laboratory features and treatment of all blood disorders
• Features detailed information on the new genetics of leukaemia and lymphoma
• Includes a new chapter on thrombosis, focussing on the new oral anticoagulants
• Is beautifully presented, with over 300 colour illustrations
• Comprehensively covers both theory and treatment regimes
• Includes a companion website at featuring all the figures and tables from the book, and over 300 interactive multiple choice questions


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Management of Cleft Lip and Palate in the Developing World

Michael Mars; Alex Habel; Debbie Sell>This book explores the complex issues surrounding the management of cleft lip and palate in the Developing World, and aims to raise the profile of... Read more »
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