Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants in Neurological Diseases

Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants in Neurological Diseases
Author: Colin R. Martin,Victor R Preedy
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2020-06-12
ISBN 10: 0128177810
ISBN 13: 9780128177815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants in Neurological Diseases Book Review:

Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants in Neurological Diseases provides an overview of oxidative stress in neurological diseases and associated conditions, including behavioral aspects and the potentially therapeutic usage of natural antioxidants in the diet. The processes within the science of oxidative stress are described in concert with other processes, such as apoptosis, cell signaling, and receptor mediated responses. This approach recognizes that diseases are often multifactorial and oxidative stress is a single component of this. The book examines basic processes of oxidative stress—from molecular biology to whole organs—relative to cellular defense systems, and across a range of neurological diseases. Sections discuss antioxidants in foods, including plants and components of the diet, examining the underlying mechanisms associated with therapeutic potential and clinical applications. Although some of this material is exploratory or preclinical, it can provide the framework for further in-depth analysis or studies via well-designed clinical trials or the analysis of pathways, mechanisms, and components in order to devise new therapeutic strategies. Very often oxidative stress is a feature of neurological disease and associated conditions which either centers on or around molecular and cellular processes. Oxidative stress can also arise due to nutritional imbalance during a spectrum of timeframes before the onset of disease or during its development. Offers an overview of oxidative stress from molecular biology to whole organs Discusses the potentially therapeutic usage of natural antioxidants in the patient diet Provides the framework for further in-depth analysis or studies of potential treatments

Pathology

Pathology
Author: Victor R Preedy
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-04-25
ISBN 10: 0128159731
ISBN 13: 9780128159736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pathology Book Review:

Pathology: Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants bridges the disciplinary knowledge gap to help advance medical sciences and provide preventative and treatment strategies for pathologists, health care workers, food scientists and nutritionists who have divergent skills. This is important as oxidative stress can be ameliorated with pharmacological, nutraceutical or natural agents. While pathologists and clinical workers understand the processes in disease, they are less conversant in the science of nutrition and dietetics. Conversely, nutritionists and dietitians are less conversant with the detailed clinical background and science of pathology. This book helps to fill those gaps. Saves clinicians and researchers time by helping them to quickly access the very latest details on a broad range of pathologies and oxidation issues Combines the science of oxidative stress and the putative therapeutic usage of natural antioxidants in the diet Includes preclinical, clinical and population studies to help pathologists, nutritionists, dieticians, and clinicians map out key areas for research and further clinical recommendations

Diabetes

Diabetes
Author: Victor R. Preedy
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2013-10-29
ISBN 10: 0124055222
ISBN 13: 9780124055223
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diabetes Book Review:

Diabetes: Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants bridges the trans-disciplinary divide among diabetologists, endocrinologists, and nutritionists in understanding and treating diabetes. The book covers, in a single volume, the science of oxidative stress in diabetes and the potentially therapeutic use of natural antioxidants in the diet or food matrix. The processes within the science of oxidative stress are described in concert with other processes such as apoptosis, cell signaling, receptor-mediated responses and more. This approach recognizes that diseases are usually multifactorial and that oxidative stress is a single component of this. Pharmacological treatments for diabetes are commonly marked by unwanted side effects, leading to treatment efforts using naturally occurring substances. But a plant-based approach alone is not sufficient; understanding the processes inherent in the oxidative stress of diabetes is vital for clinical workers, dietitians, and nutritionists. This translational work provides that understanding. The book begins by covering the basic biology of oxidative stress from molecular biology to imaging in relation to diabetes. There are chapters on neuropathy, nephropathy, atherosclerosis, cardiomyopathy, and retinopathy. The book then moves on to antioxidants in foods, including plants, components of the diet, and their relevance to diabetes. Nutritionists will use the information related to mitochondrial oxidative stress in one disease and propose new diet-related strategies to prevent such conditions arising in another unrelated disease. Dietitians will prescribe new foods or diets containing antioxidants for conditions that are refractory by conventional pharmacological treatments. Dietitians, after learning about the basic biology of oxidative stress, will be able to suggest new treatments to their multidisciplinary teams. Nutritionists and dietitians will learn about cell signaling and will be able to suggest preventive or therapeutic strategies with antioxidant-rich foods to reduce damage done by diseases involving abnormal cell signaling.

Aging

Aging
Author: Vinood B. Patel,Victor R Preedy
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2020-05-24
ISBN 10: 0128188111
ISBN 13: 9780128188118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aging Book Review:

Aging: Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants, Second Edition, bridges the trans-disciplinary divide and covers the science of oxidative stress in aging and the therapeutic use of natural antioxidants in the food matrix in a single volume. The second edition covers new trials and investigations used to determine the comprehensive properties of antioxidants, food items and extracts, as well as any adverse properties they may have. It has been updated to include new clinical human trials and a new section dedicated to animal models of aging. Throughtout the book the processes within the science of oxidative stress are described in concert with other processes, such as apoptosis, cell signaling, and receptor mediated responses. This approach recognizes that diseases are often multifactorial, and oxidative stress is a single component of this. Gerontologists, geriatricians, nutritionists, and dieticians are separated by divergent skills and professional disciplines that need to be bridged to advance preventative as well as treatment strategies. While gerontologists and geriatricians may study the underlying processes of aging, they are less likely to be conversant in the science of nutrition and dietetics. On the other hand, nutritionists and dietitians are less conversant with the detailed clinical background and science of gerontology. This book addresses this gap and brings each of these disciplines to bear on the processes inherent in the oxidative stress of aging. This will aid in better research, treatment and outcome for patients. Compares information related to mitochondrial oxidative stress in one disease to diet-related strategies in other unrelated diseases Provides an understanding of cell signalling leading to new suggestions of preventative or therapeutic strategies Includes a new section dedicated to animal models of aging

Bioprospecting of Plant Biodiversity for Industrial Molecules

Bioprospecting of Plant Biodiversity for Industrial Molecules
Author: Santosh Kumar Upadhyay,Sudhir P. Singh
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2021-06-22
ISBN 10: 111971723X
ISBN 13: 9781119717232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioprospecting of Plant Biodiversity for Industrial Molecules Book Review:

BIOPROSPECTING OF PLANT BIODIVERSITY FOR INDUSTRIAL MOLECULES A comprehensive collection of recent translational research on bioresource utilization and ecological sustainability Bioprospecting of Plant Biodiversity for Industrial Molecules provides an up-to-date overview of the ongoing search for biodiverse organic compounds for use in pharmaceuticals, bioceuticals, agriculture, and other commercial applications. Bringing together work from a panel of international contributors, this comprehensive monograph covers natural compounds of plants, endophyte enzymes and their applications in industry, plant bioprospecting in cosmetics, marine bioprospecting of seaweeds, and more. Providing global perspectives on bioprospecting of plant biodiversity, the authors present research on enzymes, mineral micro-nutrients, biopesticides, algal biomass, and other bioactive molecules. In-depth chapters assess the health impacts and ecological sustainability of the various biomolecules and identify existing and possible applications ranging from ecological restoration to production of essential oils and cosmetics. Other topics include, bio-energy crops as alternative fuel resources, the role of plants in phytoremediation of industrial waste, and the industrial applications of endophyte enzymes. This comprehensive resource: Includes a through introduction to plant biodiversity and bioprospecting Will further the knowledge of application of different plants and improve research investigation techniques. Summarizes novel approaches for researchers in food science, microbiology, biochemistry, and biotechnology Bioprospecting of Plant Biodiversity for Industrial Molecules is an indispensable compendium of biological research for scientists, researchers, graduate and postgraduate students, and academics in the areas of microbiology, food biotechnology, industrial microbiology, plant biotechnology, and microbial biotechnology.

Oxidative Stress and Chronic Degenerative Diseases

Oxidative Stress and Chronic Degenerative Diseases
Author: Jose Antonio Morales-Gonzalez
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 514
Release: 2013-05-22
ISBN 10: 953511123X
ISBN 13: 9789535111238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxidative Stress and Chronic Degenerative Diseases Book Review:

This work responds to the need to find, in a sole document, the affect of oxidative stress at different levels, as well as treatment with antioxidants to revert and diminish the damage. Oxidative Stress and Chronic Degenerative Diseases - a Role for Antioxidants is written for health professionals by researchers at diverse educative institutions (Mexico, Brazil, USA, Spain, Australia, and Slovenia). I would like to underscore that of the 19 chapters, 14 are by Mexican researchers, which demonstrates the commitment of Mexican institutions to academic life and to the prevention and treatment of chronic degenerative diseases.

Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin C Vitamin E Selenium and Carotenoids

Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin C  Vitamin E  Selenium  and Carotenoids
Author: Institute of Medicine,Food and Nutrition Board,Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes,Subcommittee on Interpretation and Uses of DRIs,Subcommittee on Upper Reference Levels of Nutrients,Panel on Dietary Antioxidants and Related Compounds
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 529
Release: 2000-08-27
ISBN 10: 0309069351
ISBN 13: 9780309069359
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin C Vitamin E Selenium and Carotenoids Book Review:

This volume is the newest release in the authoritative series of quantitative estimates of nutrient intakes to be used for planning and assessing diets for healthy people. Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) is the newest framework for an expanded approach developed by U.S. and Canadian scientists. This book discusses in detail the role of vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, and the carotenoids in human physiology and health. For each nutrient the committee presents what is known about how it functions in the human body, which factors may affect how it works, and how the nutrient may be related to chronic disease. Dietary Reference Intakes provides reference intakes, such as Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs), for use in planning nutritionally adequate diets for different groups based on age and gender, along with a new reference intake, the Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL), designed to assist an individual in knowing how much is "too much" of a nutrient.

Nutrition and Traumatic Brain Injury

Nutrition and Traumatic Brain Injury
Author: Institute of Medicine,Food and Nutrition Board,Committee on Nutrition, Trauma, and the Brain
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2011-07-01
ISBN 10: 0309210089
ISBN 13: 9780309210089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutrition and Traumatic Brain Injury Book Review:

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) accounts for up to one-third of combat-related injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to some estimates. TBI is also a major problem among civilians, especially those who engage in certain sports. At the request of the Department of Defense, the IOM examined the potential role of nutrition in the treatment of and resilience against TBI.

Aging

Aging
Author: Victor R. Preedy
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2014-03-06
ISBN 10: 0124055230
ISBN 13: 9780124055230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aging Book Review:

Aging: Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants bridges the trans-disciplinary divide and covers in a single volume the science of oxidative stress in aging and the potentially therapeutic use of natural antioxidants in the diet or food matrix. The processes within the science of oxidative stress are described in concert with other processes, such as apoptosis, cell signaling, and receptor mediated responses. This approach recognizes that diseases are often multifactorial, and oxidative stress is a single component of this. Gerontologists, geriatricians, nutritionists, and dieticians are separated by divergent skills and professional disciplines that need to be bridged in order to advance preventative as well as treatment strategies. While gerontologists and geriatricians may study the underlying processes of aging, they are less likely to be conversant in the science of nutrition and dietetics. On the other hand, nutritionists and dietitians are less conversant with the detailed clinical background and science of gerontology. This book addresses this gap and brings each of these disciplines to bear on the processes inherent in the oxidative stress of aging. Nutritionists can apply information related to mitochondrial oxidative stress in one disease to diet-related strategies in another unrelated disease Dietitians can prescribe new foods or diets containing anti-oxidants for conditions resistant to conventional pharmacological treatments Dietitians, after learning about the basic biology of oxidative stress, will be able to suggest new treatments to their multidisciplinary teams Nutritionists and dietitians will gain an understanding of cell signaling and be able to suggest new preventative or therapeutic strategies with anti-oxidant rich foods

Current Advances for Development of Functional Foods Modulating Inflammation and Oxidative Stress

Current Advances for Development of Functional Foods Modulating Inflammation and Oxidative Stress
Author: Blanca Hernandez-Ledesma,Cristina Martinez-Villaluenga
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2021-12-16
ISBN 10: 012822584X
ISBN 13: 9780128225844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current Advances for Development of Functional Foods Modulating Inflammation and Oxidative Stress Book Review:

Current Advances for Development of Functional Foods Modulating Inflammation and Oxidative Stress presents the nutritional and technological aspects related to the development of functional foods with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Specifically, analytical approaches for the characterization of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of healthy foods and functional constituents, as well as technological strategies for the extraction of compounds and fractions from raw materials to produce anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredients are addressed. In addition, the molecular mechanisms by which foods and their components can modulate inflammation and their oxidative stress effects on disease prevention are explored. Finally, clinical research addressing nutritional needs in pathological subjects with inflammatory diseases are considered. Covers methods of analysis and extraction of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds Offers an overview of the main anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds in foods Provides a guide on the mechanisms of action and health benefits of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant dietary bioactives

Brain Aging

Brain Aging
Author: David R. Riddle
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2007-04-19
ISBN 10: 9781420005523
ISBN 13: 1420005529
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brain Aging Book Review:

Recognition that aging is not the accumulation of disease, but rather comprises fundamental biological processes that are amenable to experimental study, is the basis for the recent growth of experimental biogerontology. As increasingly sophisticated studies provide greater understanding of what occurs in the aging brain and how these changes occur

Oxidative Stress and Neurodegenerative Disorders

Oxidative Stress and Neurodegenerative Disorders
Author: G. Ali Qureshi,S. Hasan Parvez
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 794
Release: 2007-03-22
ISBN 10: 9780080489490
ISBN 13: 0080489494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxidative Stress and Neurodegenerative Disorders Book Review:

Oxidative stress is the result of an imbalance in pro-oxidant/antioxidant homeostasis that leads to the generation of toxic reactive oxygen species. Brain cells are continuously exposed to reactive oxygen species generated by oxidative metabolism, and in certain pathological conditions defense mechanisms against oxygen radicals may be weakened and/or overwhelmed. DNA is a potential target for oxidative damage, and genomic damage can contribute to neuropathogenesis. It is important therefore to identify tools for the quantitative analysis of DNA damage in models on neurological disorders. This book presents detailed information on various neurodegenerative disorders and their connection with oxidative stress. This information will provide clinicians with directions to treat these disorders with appropriate therapy and is also of vital importance for the drug industries for the design of new drugs for treatment of degenerative disorders. * Contains the latest information on the subject of neurodegenerative disorders * Reflects on various factors involved in degeneration and gives suggestions for how to tackle these problems

Dietary Antioxidants and Prevention of Non Communicable Diseases

Dietary Antioxidants and Prevention of Non Communicable Diseases
Author: Giuseppe Grosso
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2018-10-11
ISBN 10: 3038972266
ISBN 13: 9783038972266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dietary Antioxidants and Prevention of Non Communicable Diseases Book Review:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Dietary Antioxidants and Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases" that was published in Antioxidants

The Liver

The Liver
Author: Vinood Patel,Rajkumar Rajendram
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-01-03
ISBN 10: 0128039787
ISBN 13: 9780128039786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Liver Book Review:

The Liver: Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants takes a novel approach to the science of oxidative stress in liver disease by recognizing that diseases are multifactorial and oxidative stress is a single component. It highlights oxidative stress in relation to other processes, such as apoptosis, cell signaling and receptor mediated responses, and includes the therapeutic usage of natural antioxidants in the diet and food matrix, along with coverage of pharmacological and natural agents designed to counteract oxidative stress. Written for research scientists, gastroenterologists, food scientists, hepatologists and physicians, this trans-disciplinary guide will help advance medical sciences and enable new preventative and treatment strategies. Provides a framework for in-depth analysis of the basic processes of oxidative stress, from molecular biology, to whole organs in relation to the liver Bridges the trans-disciplinary divide between the basic science and mechanisms of liver disease and oxidative stress to advance medical sciences and enable preventative and treatment strategies Contains contributions from leading national and international experts, including those from world renowned institutions

Antioxidants in Human Health and Disease

Antioxidants in Human Health and Disease
Author: Tapan Kumar Basu,Norman J. Temple,Manohar L. Garg
Publsiher: Cabi
Total Pages: 450
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015047552933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antioxidants in Human Health and Disease Book Review:

Antioxidants and their mechanisms of action; Food factors as antioxidants; Coronary heart disease; Malignant disease; Other diseases; Indicators of oxidative stress; Consumer issues.

Pathology

Pathology
Author: Victor R. Preedy
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2020-05-02
ISBN 10: 0128159723
ISBN 13: 9780128159729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pathology Book Review:

Pathology: Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants bridges the disciplinary knowledge gap to help advance medical sciences and provide preventative and treatment strategies for pathologists, health care workers, food scientists and nutritionists who have divergent skills. This is important as oxidative stress can be ameliorated with pharmacological, nutraceutical or natural agents. While pathologists and clinical workers understand the processes in disease, they are less conversant in the science of nutrition and dietetics. Conversely, nutritionists and dietitians are less conversant with the detailed clinical background and science of pathology. This book helps to fill those gaps.

Role of the Mediterranean Diet in the Brain and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Role of the Mediterranean Diet in the Brain and Neurodegenerative Diseases
Author: Tahira Farooqui,Akhlaq A. Farooqui
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2017-10-24
ISBN 10: 0128119608
ISBN 13: 9780128119600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Role of the Mediterranean Diet in the Brain and Neurodegenerative Diseases Book Review:

Role of the Mediterranean Diet in the Brain and Neurodegenerative Disease provides a comprehensive overview of the effects of all components of the Mediterranean diet on the brain, along with its beneficial effects in neurodegenerative diseases. It covers topics on neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer disease (AD), Parkinson disease, (PD) Huntington disease (HD) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also providing information on how cardiovascular disease, Type 2 Diabetes, and Metabolic Syndrome become risk factors for neurodegenerative diseases. This book focuses on how the Mediterranean diet suppresses oxidative stress and neuroinflammation in neurodegenerative diseases as well as signal transduction. The Mediterranean diet is characterized by the abundant consumption of olive oil, high consumption of plant foods (fruits, vegetables, pulses, cereals, nuts and seeds); frequent and moderate intake of wine (mainly with meals); moderate consumption of fish, seafood, yogurt, cheese, poultry and eggs; and low consumption of red meat and processed meat products. High consumption of dietary fiber, low glycemic index and glycemic load, anti-inflammatory effects, and antioxidant compounds may act together to produce favorable effects on health status. Collective evidence suggests that Mediterranean diet not only increases longevity by lowering cardiovascular disease, inhibiting cancer growth, but also by protecting the body from age-dependent cognitive decline. Comprehensively provides an overview of the effects of the Mediterranean diet on the brain and its beneficial effects in neurodegenerative diseases Discusses the relationship among Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease, and the effect of the Mediterranean diet on normal aging, longevity, and other neurodegenerative diseases Focuses on how the Mediterranean diet suppresses oxidative stress and neuroinflammation in neurodegenerative disease

Oxidative Stress in Heart Diseases

Oxidative Stress in Heart Diseases
Author: Sajal Chakraborti,Naranjan S Dhalla,Nirmal K Ganguly,Madhu Dikshit
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2019-11-06
ISBN 10: 9811382735
ISBN 13: 9789811382734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxidative Stress in Heart Diseases Book Review:

This book bridges the gap between fundamental and translational research in the area of heart disease. It describes a multidisciplinary approach, and demonstrates biochemical mechanisms associated with dysregulation of redox signaling, which leads heart disease. Presenting recent studies on improved forms of ROS scavenging enzymes; specific inhibitors for different ROS generating enzymes; and oxidant induced signaling pathways and their antagonists that allow subtle modulation of redox signaling, it also discusses the spatial and temporal aspects of oxidative stress in the cardiovascular system, which are of vital importance in developing better strategies for treating heart disease. Each chapter offers researchers valuable insights into identifying targets for drug development for different types of heart disease.

Micronutrients in Health and Disease Second Edition

Micronutrients in Health and Disease  Second Edition
Author: Kedar N. Prasad
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2019-04-15
ISBN 10: 0429513186
ISBN 13: 9780429513183
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Micronutrients in Health and Disease Second Edition Book Review:

Increased oxidative stress due to the production of excessive amounts of free radicals along with the effects of chronic inflammation plays a major role in the initiation and progression of most chronic diseases. In addition, increased release of glutamate plays a central role in the pathogenesis of various disorders. This second edition of Micronutrients in Health and Disease proposes a novel concept that in order to simultaneously and optimally reduce oxidative stress, chronic inflammation, and glutamate, it is essential to increase levels of antioxidant enzymes as well as levels of dietary and endogenous antioxidant compounds at the same time. This is accomplished by activating the Nrf2 pathways and by increasing the levels of antioxidant compounds and B-vitamins through supplementation. This book proposes a mixture of micronutrients that achieves this above goal. The mixture of micronutrients together with modification in diet and lifestyle may reduce the risk of chronic diseases and in combination with standard care, may improve the management of these diseases. KEY FEATURES • Provides evidence in support of the idea that increased oxidative stress, chronic inflammation, and glutamate are involved in the pathogenesis of chronic diseases. • Contains three new chapters on Huntington’s disease, Autism spectra, and Prion disease. • Discusses the role of microRNAs in the pathogenesis of chronic diseases. • Presents information on regulation of the expression of microRNAs by reactive oxygen species and antioxidants. Micronutrients in Health and Disease, Second Edition serves as a valuable resource for those seeking to promote healthy aging and prevent and improved management of chronic diseases.

Bio Farms for Nutraceuticals

Bio Farms for Nutraceuticals
Author: Maria Teresa Giardi,Giuseppina Rea,Bruno Berra
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2011-06-26
ISBN 10: 1441973478
ISBN 13: 9781441973474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bio Farms for Nutraceuticals Book Review:

"Bio-Farms for Nutraceuticals" can be said to have been born of the NUTRA-SNACKS project within the Sixth Framework Programme Priority on Food Quality and Safety. One objective of NUTRA -SNACK S was to improve the nutritional and eating properties of ready-to-eat products and semi-prepared foodstuffs through better monitoring of the quality and safety of raw materials and the development of innovative processes along the production chain. Another main objective of the project was the production of ready-to-eat snacks with high nutraceutic activity. Seven research institutes and three companies in six European countries were involved in this effort. The co-operation resulted in the production of food having a high content of natural metabolites with the following beneficial health effects: anticancer, antilipidemic, anticholesterol, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antihypertensive, anti-inflamatory and antioxidant activities.