Beer in Health and Disease Prevention

Edited by Victor Preedy

​An in-depth look at both the problems of beer consumption and the emerging evidence of its benefits.

Item No: 38912

©2008; 8.5” x 11” hardcover; 1,248 pages; 7 pounds

$199.00 Price
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​Presenting both the problems of beer consumption and the emerging evidence of benefit, Beer in Health and Disease Prevention offers a balanced view of today's findings and the potential of tomorrow's research. From a beverage of warriors to a cheap and affordable commodity, beer has been a part of our consumption for nearly 8000 years. Like most alcoholic drinks it has been prone to abuse and in some counties the per capita consumption of beer has led to considerable health risks. ]

Just as wine in moderation has been proposed to promote health, research is showing that beer -- and the ingredients in beer -- can have similar impact on improving health, and in some instances preventing disease. For example, some cancers like bladder cancers and the incidence of cardiovascular disease are reported to be lower in moderate beer drinkers. Furthermore there is a considerable body of emerging evidence to show that the anti-oxidant capacity of beers is high. It has been argued by some that the total antioxidants ingested in some beer drinkers equates to that consumed by red wine drinkers.

The key to this, of course, is understanding and this volume presents a 1200-page collection of the most current writings on the subject of beer and its potential in health maintenance and disease prevention.

General Aspects of Beer and Constituents
Beer Making, Hops and Yeast
Overview of Manufacturing Beer: Ingredients, Processes, and
Quality Criteria
Non-lager Beer
Lager Beer
Traditional and Modern Japanese Beers: Methods of 
Production and Composition
Sorghum Beer: Production, Nutritional Value and Impact upon 
Human Health
Production of Alcohol-Free Beer
Yeast Diversity in the Brewing Industry
The Brewer’s Yeast Genome: From Its Origins to Our Current 
Flocculation in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae
Use of Amylolytic Enzymes in Brewing

Beer Drinking
Trends of Beer Drinking in Europe
Trends of Beer Drinking: Rest of the World
Beer Consumption Patterns in Northern Ireland
Beer Consumption in Teenagers in Brazzaville (Congo)
Personality Characteristics Associated with Drinking and 
Beverage Preference
Beer and Current Mood State
Female Beer Drinking and the Morning After
Beer Consumption During Pregnancy​
Beer and Other Alcoholic Beverages: Implications for 
Dependence, Craving and Relapse
Beer Consumption and Properties
Beer Composition: An Overview
Identification of Taste- and Aroma-Active Components of Beer
Hop Essential Oil: Analysis, Chemical Composition and Odor 
Ethanol Content of Beer Sold in the United States: Variation 
Over Time, Across States and by Individual Drinks
Soluble Proteins of Beer​
Amino Acids in Beer
Purines in Beer
Beer Carbohydrates
Dietary Fiber in Beer: Content, Composition, Colonic 
Fermentability, and Contribution to the Diet
Beer and Arabinoxylan
Histamine in Beer
Terpenoids in Beer
Proanthocyanidins in Hops
Metals in Beer
Minerals in Beer
Silicon in Beer: Origin and Concentration
Beer Stability and Spoilage
The Chemistry of Aging Beer
Trans-2-nonenal During Model Mashing
E-2-nonenal and B-Damascenone
Pathogens in Beer
Fate of Pesticide Residues During Brewing
General Effects on Metabolism and Body Systems
General Metabolism and Body Systems
Ethanol in Beer: Production, Absorption and Metabolism
What Contribution Is Beer to the Intake of Antioxidants in Diet?
Antioxidant Activity of Beer’s Maillard Reaction Products: Features and Health Aspects
Beer Affects Oxidative Stress Due to Ethanol: A Preclinical and Clinical Study
Antioxidant Capacity of Hops
The Antioxidant Capacity of Beer: Relationships Between 
Assays of Antioxidant Capacity, Color and Other Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic Beverages
Biological Properties of Beer and Its Components Compared to Wine
The Absorption and Metabolism of Phenolic Acids from Beer in Man
Caloric Compensation in Response to Beer Consumption
Beer and Adiposity
Relationship Between Exercise and Beer Ingestion in Regard to Metabolism
Estrogenicity of Beer: The Role of Intestinal Bacteria in the Activation of the Beer Flavonoid
Effects of Beer Ingestion on Body Purine Bases
Neuropharmacological Activity of Humulus Lupulus L.
Beer: Effects on Saliva Secretion and Composition
Beer and Celiac Disease
The Effect of Beer and Other Alcoholic Beverages on the Esophagus with Special Reference of Gastroesophageal Reflux
Effects of Beer on the Gastric Mucosa as Determined by Endoscopy
The Effect of Beer and Its Non-alcoholic Ingredients on Secretory and Motoric Function of the Stomach
The Effect of Beer and Its Non-alcoholic Constituents on the 
Exocrine and Endocrine Pancreas as Well as on Gastrointestinal Hormones
Beer and the Liver
Cardiovascular and Cancer
Beer Consumption and Homocysteine
Alcohol, Beer and Ischemic Stroke
Beer: Is It Alcohol, Antioxidants, or Both? Animal Models on Atherosclerosis
Beer Inhibition of Heterocyclic Amines-Induced Carcinogenesis
Maize Beer Carcinogenesis: Molecular Implications of Fumonisins, Aflatoxins and Prostaglandins
The Relationship Between Beer Consumption and Lung Cancer
Phenolic Beer Compounds to Prevent Cancer
Beer Inhibition of Azoxymethane-Induced Colonic 
Specific Effects of Selective Beer Related Components
General Metabolism and Organ Systems
Biological Activities of Humulone
Desmethylxanthohumol from Hops, Chemistry and Biological Effects
Reproductive and Estrogenic Effects of 8-Prenylnaringenin in Hops
Regulation of Gene Expression be Hop-Derived 8-Prenylnaringenin
Hop-Derived Phytoestrogens Alter Osteoblastic Phenotype and Gene Expression
Antimalarials from Prenylated Chalcone Derivatives of Hops
Acylphloroglucinol Derivatives from Hops as Anti-inflammatory Agents
Hops Derived Inhibitors of Nitric Oxide
Non-specific Hydroxyl Radical Scavenging Properties of Melanoids from Beer
Anti-obesity Effects of a Dietary Isomerized Hop Extract Containing Isohumulones Generated via Peroxisome Proliferators-Activated Receptors
Moderate Beer Consumption: Effects on Silicon Intake and Bone Health
Biolabeling of Xanthohumol in Hop Cones (Humulus Lupulus L., Cannabaceae) with Stable and Radioactive Precursors for Biosynthetic and Metabolic Studies
Cardiovascular and Cancer
Epicatechin and Its Role in Protection of LDL and of Vascular Endothelium
Isohumulones from Beer and Their Potential Benefit on the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Flavonoids in Beer and Their Potential Benefit on the Risk of 
Cardiovascular Disease
Vasoactivity of Flavonols, Flavones and Catechins
The Anti-invasive and Proapoptotic Effect of Xanthohumol: Potential Use in Cancer
Anti-cancer Property of Epicatechin Gallate in Colon Cancer Cells
Use of Quercetin in Prostate Cancer Cell
Beer and Prevention of Heterocyclic Amine-Induced DNA 
Adducts and O6-methlyguanine
Techniques for Assessing Anti-cancer Effects of Beer
Assay Methods and Techniques Used for Investigating Beer and Related Compounds
The Evaluation of Beer Aging
Use of Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry to Fingerprint Beer
Methods for the Characterization of Beer by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Methods for the Vibrational Spectroscopy Analysis of Beers
Fluorescence Methods for Analysis of Beer
Capillary Electophoresis Methods Used for Beer Analysis
Manual and Robotic Methods for Measuing the Total Antioxidant Capacity of Beers
Methods for the HPLC Analysis of Phenolic Compounds and Flavonoids in Beer
Methods for the Assay of Iso-a-acids in Beer
Methods for Determining Biogenic Amines in Beer
Beer and ESR Spin Trapping
Methods for Determining Ethanol in Beer
Quantification of Beer Carbohydrates by HPLC


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