Neurodegeneration and Alzheimer's Disease
The Role of Diabetes, Genetics, Hormones, and Lifestyle
1. Edition July 2019
544 Pages, Hardcover
Practical Approach Book
Understanding the impact of diet, exercise, genetics, and hormones on the risk and development of Alzheimer's and other neurogenerative diseases
Diet is widely known to impact on neurological function. Nevertheless, academic texts discussing this relationship are relatively few in number. This book therefore fills an important gap in the current literature. Opening with an overview of neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer's disease, the text then focuses on explaining the means by which glycemic control and lipid metabolism - and associated nutritional and lifestyle variables - may factor into such disorders' prevention and treatment.
An international group of experts in the fields of food science and neurodegeneration have contributed chapters that examine Alzheimer's disease within a broad range of contexts. Offering dietary, genetic, and hormonal perspectives, the authors explore topics ranging from sugar consumption to digestive fermentation, and Alzheimer's disease animal models to the cognition-enhancing effects of physical exercise. Also included are overviews of the latest research into current and developing methods of treatment and diagnosis, as well as differential diagnostics. This groundbreaking book:
* Explores how glucose metabolism, insulin resistance, lipid metabolism, and high intake of refined carbohydrates are linked to Alzheimer's disease
* Discusses how genetic makeup can impact risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease
* Examines cognitive changes in neurodegeneration, lists current tests for determining cognitive impairment, and provides information concerning differential diagnosis
* Discusses potential advantages of increasing antioxidant and micronutrient intake
* Reviews hormonal influences on neurodegeneration
* Examines the links between protein intake and Alzheimer's disease.
Neurodegeneration and Alzheimer's Disease is an essential resource for researchers, medical practitioners, dietitians, and students with an interest in neurological diseases and their diagnosis and risk factors, as well as diet-related conditions such as diabetes and obesity. Lifestyle and diet influence neurodegeneration risk, and a better understanding of this evidence amongst health professionals will hopefully lead to greater public awareness of how to reduce the likelihood of these widespread conditions.
Ch 2: Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases
Ch 3: Current and developing diagnostic methods for Alzheimer's disease
Ch 4: The link between Diabetes, Glucose control and Alzheimer's Disease and Neurodegenerative Diseases
Ch 5: Diet and nutrition, and their influence on Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases
Ch 6: Carbohydrate and Protein metabolism: influences on cognition and Alzheimer's disease
Ch 7: Fat and lipid metabolism and the involvement of apolipoprotein E in Alzheimer's disease
Ch 8: Inflammation in Alzheimer's disease, and prevention with antioxidants and phenolic compounds - what are the most promising candidates?
Ch 9: Cognitive impairments in Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases
Ch 10: Animal Models of Alzheimer Disease
Ch 11: The products of fermentation and their effects on metabolism, Alzheimer's Disease and other Neurodegenerative Diseases: Role of short chain fatty acids (SCFA)
Ch 12: Hormonal expression associated with Alzheimer's disease and neurodegenerative diseases.
Ch 13: The link between exercise and mediation of Alzheimer's disease and Neurodegenerative Diseases
Ch 14: Current and prospective treatments for Alzheimer's disease (and other neurodegenerative diseases)
Ch 15: The role of genetics in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease
Charles S. Brennan is Professor of Food Science, Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Associate Editors: W.M.A.D Binosha Fernando is Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Centre of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease Research and Care, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Australia.
Margaret A. Brennan is Senior Research Officer, Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Stephanie J. Fuller Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Australia.