Nutrigenomics and Proteomics in Health and Disease: Food Factors and Gene Interactions

Part of the Functional Food Science and Technology book series (Series Editor: Fereidoon Shahidi), this book compiles the current science based upon nutrigenomics and proteomics in food and health. Coverage includes many important nutraceuticals (food factors) and their impact on gene interaction and health. Authored by a stellar international team of multidisciplinary researchers, this book acquaints food and nutrition professionals with these new fields of nutrition research and conveys the state of the science to date.
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About the author

Yoshinori Mine, PhD, is professor in the Department of Food Science at the University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Kazuo Miyashita, PhD, is professor of Biofunctional Material Chemistry in the Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University, Hakodate, Japan. Fereidoon Shahidi, PhD, is university research professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.
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Publisher
LibreDigital
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Published on
Apr 13, 2009
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Pages
412
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ISBN
9780813807171
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Language
English
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Genres
MEDICAL / Nursing / Nutrition
Medical / Bariatrics
Medical / Diet Therapy
Medical / Nutrition
Science / Life Sciences / Molecular Biology
Technology & Engineering / Food Science
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