Handbook of diet, nutrition and the skin

  • Editors
  • Victor¬†R.¬†Preedy

Part of the Human Health Handbooks no. 1 book series (HHH, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-9
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. N. B. Silverberg
      Pages 12-23
  3. General aspects of skin, nutrition and diet

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. R. Iizuka
      Pages 26-43
    3. Y. Wu, H.-D. Chen, Y.-H. Li, X.-H. Gao, V. R. Preedy
      Pages 68-90
  4. Micronutrients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. D. D. Bikle
      Pages 92-113
    3. T. L. Duarte, I. F. Almeida
      Pages 114-127
    4. H. K. Bangash, A. Sethi
      Pages 178-195
  5. Nutraceuticals and skin

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. S. De Spirt, W. Stahl, U. Heinrich
      Pages 232-242
    3. J. J. Wee, Y. Cho
      Pages 244-262

About this book


Studies have clearly shown that optimal diet and nutrition can prevent skin disease. Moreover, novel nutritional components have been used experimentally to treat skin conditions. However, the clinical application of these nutrients awaits confirmation. It is thus up to health care professionals to present new knowledge in order to provide advice or treatments for skin problems. This handbook provides, in a single volume, comprehensive coverage of the relation between skin and diet and nutrition in its broadest sense. The Handbook of diet, nutrition and the skin consists of sections on general aspects of skin, nutrition and diet, micronutrients, nutraceuticals, cancer and specific skin conditions.

Unique features of each chapter in this volume include relevant and useful 'key facts' which highlight interesting or important findings of the specific subjects and 'summary points' that are designed to abstract each chapter in take home messages. This handbook will be of interest to a wide range of readers, such as dermatologists, doctors, nurses and those interested in, or working within the area of skin health. This will of course also include nutritionists and dieticians, dermatologists, cosmetic scientists, health workers and practitioners, college and university lecturers and undergraduate and graduate students.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.3920/978-90-8686-729-5
  • Copyright Information Wageningen Academic Publishers 2012
  • Publisher Name Wageningen Academic Publishers
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Online ISBN 978-90-8686-729-5
  • Series Online ISSN 2212-375X
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