Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xliii
  2. Introductory Material and Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tanya L. Schwab, Tara L. Hogenson
      Pages 25-42
    3. Zachary M. Laubach, Christopher D. Faulk, Andres Cardenas, Wei Perng
      Pages 43-60
    4. Nancy Lévesque, Daniel Leclerc, Rima Rozen
      Pages 61-78
    5. Meirav Pevsner-Fischer, Niv Zmora, Sofia Braverman, Eran Elinav
      Pages 79-103
    6. Ives Y. Lim, Xinyi Lin, Neerja Karnani
      Pages 105-124
    7. Christiana A. Demetriou, Karin van Veldhoven, Caroline Relton, Silvia Stringhini, Kyriacos Kyriacou, Paolo Vineis
      Pages 125-143
    8. Danielle Queiroz Calcagno, Elizangela Rodrigues da Silva Mota, Fabiano Cordeiro Moreira, Stefanie Braga Maia de Sousa, Rommel Rodríguez Burbano, Paulo Pimentel Assumpção
      Pages 187-209
    9. Isabel Mendizabal, Soojin V. Yi
      Pages 265-280
    10. Xiaofei Zhang, Thomas E. Witzig, Xiaosheng Wu
      Pages 281-292
    11. Paniz Tavakoli, Wayne Leifert, Michael Fenech, Maxime François
      Pages 293-309
    12. Zhipeng A. Wang, Willie Hsu, Wenshe R. Liu
      Pages 311-329
    13. Maria Rosaria Faraone-Mennella, Annalisa Masi, Carla Ferreri
      Pages 369-386
    14. Stella Aslibekyan, Steven A. Claas
      Pages 387-403
    15. Vincent Wai-Sun Wong, Myth Tsz-Shun Mok, Alfred Sze-Lok Cheng
      Pages 405-421
    16. Omar Ramos-Lopez, Jose Ignacio Riezu-Boj, Fermin I. Milagro, J. Alfredo Martinez
      Pages 457-481
    17. Javier I. J. Orozco, Diego M. Marzese, Dave S. B. Hoon
      Pages 483-503
    18. Nezam Altorok, Vivek Nagaraja, Bashar Kahaleh
      Pages 505-528
    19. Meenu Ghai, Dyfed Lloyd Evans, Shailesh Joshi
      Pages 529-547
    20. Ting Lian, Uma Gaur, Mingyao Yang
      Pages 549-563
    21. Mireille Morisson, Vincent Coustham, Laure Frésard, Anne Collin, Tatiana Zerjal, Sonia Métayer-Coustard et al.
      Pages 565-582
  3. Organs, Disease, and Life Stages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 583-583
    2. David Albuquerque, Licínio Manco, Clévio Nóbrega
      Pages 585-602
    3. Minati Singh
      Pages 603-621
    4. Pang-Kuo Lo, Benjamin Wolfson, Qun Zhou
      Pages 623-645
    5. Beiyan Zhou, Wei Ying, Chuan Li, Anthony T. Vella
      Pages 647-663
    6. Yangmian Yuan, Chengyu Liu, Danyang Wan, Kun Huang, Ling Zheng
      Pages 665-682
    7. Sonal Patel, Arpankumar Choksi, Richa Pant, Aftab Alam, Samit Chattopadhyay
      Pages 683-707
    8. Juan Francisco Codocedo, Nibaldo C. Inestrosa
      Pages 709-725
    9. Nur Duale, Oliwia Witczak, Gunnar Brunborg, Trine B. Haugen, Birgitte Lindeman
      Pages 727-744
    10. Kazuki Mochizuki, Natsuyo Hariya, Kazue Honma, Toshinao Goda
      Pages 745-759
    11. Ana Laura Ortega-Márquez, Angélica Morales-Miranda, Sumiko Morimoto
      Pages 777-792
    12. Aneta Balcerczyk, Sabrina Chriett, Luciano Pirola
      Pages 809-830
    13. Harvest F. Gu
      Pages 865-884
    14. Sybil Charriere, Philippe Moulin
      Pages 885-897
    15. Qingyi Ma, Lubo Zhang
      Pages 899-921

About this book


This multivolume reference work addresses the fact that the well being of humankind is predicated not only on individuals receiving adequate nutrition but also on their genetic makeup. The work includes more than 100 chapters organized in the following major sections: Introduction and Overview; Epigenetics of Organs and Diseases in Relation to Diet and Nutrition; Detailed Processes in Epigenetics of Diet and Nutrition; Modulating Epigenetics with Diet and Nutrition; and Practical Techniques. While it is well known that genes may encode proteins responsible for structural and dynamic components, there is an increasing body of evidence to suggest that nutrition itself may alter the way in which genes are expressed via the process of epigenetics. This is where chemically imposed alteration in the DNA sequence occurs or where the functional expression of DNA is modulated. This may include changes in DNA methylation, non-coding RNA, chromatin, histone acetylation or methylation, and genomic imprinting.  Knowledge regarding the number of dietary components that impact on epigenetic processes is increasing almost daily. Marshalling all the information on the complex relationships between diet, nutrition, and epigenetic processes is somewhat difficult due to the wide myriad of material. It is for this reason that the present work has been compiled.


Modulating epigenetics with diet and nutrition epigenetcs of cardiovascular system epigenetic processes of diet and nutrition epigenetics and disease epigenetics and minerals epigenetics and nutritional toxicology epigenetics and vitamins epigenetics of DNA repair epigenetics of caloric and dietary restriction epigenetics of cancer epigenetics of development and ageing epigenetics of metabolic syndrome and obesity epigenetics of musculoskeletal system epigenetics of nutirtion and diet epigenetics of organs modifications of DNA via methylation modifications of histones modifications of non-coding RNAs nutritional health protein-encoding genes

Editors and affiliations

  • Vinood B. Patel
    • 1
  • Victor R. Preedy
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Life SciencesUniversity of WestminsterLondonUK
  2. 2.Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences Research Division, Faculty of Life Sciences and MedicineKing’s College LondonLondonUK

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