Volume 5: Nutrition and Health

  • George Britton
  • Hanspeter Pfander
  • Synnøve Liaaen-Jensen

Part of the Carotenoids book series (CAROT, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. George Britton, Synnøve Liaaen-Jensen, Hanspeter Pfander
    Pages 1-6
  3. Frederick Khachik
    Pages 7-44
  4. George Britton, Frederick Khachik
    Pages 45-66
  5. Alan Mortensen
    Pages 67-82
  6. Kirstie Canene-Adams, John W. Erdman Jr.
    Pages 115-148
  7. Guangwen Tang, Robert M. Russell
    Pages 149-172
  8. George Britton
    Pages 173-190
  9. Susan T. Mayne, Margaret E. Wright, Brenda Cartmel
    Pages 191-210
  10. Paola Palozza, Simona Serini, Maria Ameruso, Sara Verdecchia
    Pages 211-234
  11. Kyung-Jin Yeum, Giancarlo Aldini, Robert M. Russell, Norman I. Krinsky
    Pages 235-268
  12. Cheryl L. Rock
    Pages 269-286
  13. Elizabeth J. Johnson, Norman I. Krinsky
    Pages 287-300
  14. Wolfgang Schalch, John T. Landrum, Richard A. Bone
    Pages 301-334
  15. Regina Goralczyk, Karin Wertz
    Pages 335-362
  16. Boon P. Chew, Jean Soon Park
    Pages 363-382
  17. Xiang-Dong Wang
    Pages 383-408
  18. George Britton, Synnøve Liaaen-Jensen, Hanspeter Pfander
    Pages 409-422
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 423-431

About this book


More than twenty years after the idea of this Carotenoids book series was first discussed, we finally reach the end of the project with Volume 5, which covers the functions and actions of carotenoids in human nutrition and health. In 1971, in Isler’s book Carotenoids, functions of carotenoids and vitamin A were covered in just two chapters. Now, thanks to technical developments and multidisciplinary approaches that make it possible to study functional processes in great detail, this subject is the most rapidly expanding area of carotenoid research, and occupies two full volumes, Volumes 4: Natural Functions and 5: Nutrition and Health. Although Volume 5 can be used as a single stand-alone volume, the two were planned as companion volumes to be used together. To understand the mechanisms of functions and actions of carotenoids, including how carotenoids may be involved in maintaining human health, requires understanding of the underlying principles, which are presented in the first part of Volume 4. The general philosophy and strategy of the series, to have expert authors review and analyse critically a particular topic and present information and give guidance on practical strategies and procedures is maintained in Volumes 4 and 5. It is also the aim that these publications should be useful for both experienced carotenoid researchers and newcomers to the field.


Absorption Functional Food Metabolite Vitamin Vitamin A antioxidant biochemistry cancer carotenoids chemistry distribution food intervention nutrition research

Editors and affiliations

  • George Britton
    • 1
  • Hanspeter Pfander
    • 2
  • Synnøve Liaaen-Jensen
    • 3
  1. 1.MerseysideUK
  2. 2.Carote Nature GmbHBernSwitzerland
  3. 3.Organic Chemistry Laboratories Department of ChemistryNorwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)TrondheimNorway

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