Table of contents

  1. Pang-Kuo Lo, Benjamin Wolfson, Qun Zhou
  2. Luís Fernando Schütz, Jomer Bernardo, Minh Le, Tincy Thomas, Chau Nguyen, Diana Zapata et al.
  3. Elena Sturchio, Miriam Zanellato, Priscilla Boccia, Claudia Meconi, Silvia Gioiosa
  4. Javier I. J. Orozco, Diego M. Marzese, Dave S. B. Hoon
  5. Kazuki Mochizuki, Natsuyo Hariya, Kazue Honma, Toshinao Goda
  6. Eva Nüsken, Kai-Dietrich Nüsken, Jörg Dötsch
  7. Andrea Fuso, Cristina Domenichelli
  8. Isabel Mendizabal, Soojin V. Yi
  9. Xiaofei Zhang, Thomas E. Witzig, Xiaosheng Wu

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 Patel
    • 1
  • Victor Preedy
    • 2
  1. 1.c/o Editorial Board 978-0-387-78665 HeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Kings College LondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-31143-2