Polyphenols and their Role in Health and Disease


Augustine Dion (Editor)

Series: Food Science and Technology
BISAC: SCI007000

This book contains a selection of five chapters each discussing a different aspect of polyphenols and their roles in health and disease. Chapter One reviews the oral health benefits of polyphenols found in cocoa. Chapter Two is an overview of the effects of polyphenols on the microbiota of the gut and the consequent roles these play in health and disease. Chapter Three is a review of potential sources and health benefits of various polyphenols. Chapter Four examines different polyphenols from food and medicinal plants as well as their uses in Mexico. Chapter Five discusses the role of polyphenols in honey and their use as a natural therapeutic.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Oral Health Benefits of Cocoa Polyphenols
C. Pushpalatha1,PhD, Kumar Chhaya1, Arshiya Shakir1, V. S. Gayathri1, R. Deveswaran2, PhD, and Patil B. Sharanabasappa3, PhD
1Department of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Sciences, M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, MSR Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, MSR Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3Department of Chemistry, Ramaiah Institute of Techenology, MSR Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Chapter 2. The Effect of Polyphenols on Gut Microbiota and Their Role in Health and Disease
C. Gupta, PhD
Amity Institute of Herbal Research and Studies, Amity University-Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India

Chapter 3. Potential Sources and Health Benefits of Polyphenols: A Review
Susmita Ghosh1, Tanmay Sarkar2 and Runu Chakraborty1
1Department of Food Technology and Biochemical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
2Department of Food Processing Technology, Malda Polytechnic, West Bengal State Council of Technical Education, Govt. of West Bengal, Malda, India

Chapter 4. Polyphenols from Food and Medicinal Plants Used in Mexico
Mario Alberto Ruiz López and Ramon Rodriguez Macias
Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jal. Mexico

Chapter 5. The Role of Polyphenols in Honey as a Natural Therapy
R. Preti, PhD and A.M. Tarola, PhD
Department of Management, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy


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