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
    3. Kevin Pixley, Natalia Palacios Rojas, Raman Babu, Raphael Mutale, Rebecca Surles, Eliab Simpungwe
      Pages 271-292
    4. Philipp W. Simon, Megan J. Bowman, Sherry A. Tanumihardjo
      Pages 293-301
    5. Paul van Jaarsveld, Mieke Faber
      Pages 303-315
    6. Sherry A. Tanumihardjo, Harold C. Furr
      Pages 317-324
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 325-331

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.


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Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-62703-202-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-62703-203-2
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