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Handbook of diet, nutrition and the skin


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Handbook of diet, nutrition and the skin – Victor R. Preedy
The skin is the largest organ of the body and represents a complex barrier structure composed of surface keratinocytes, inter-keratinocyte substances, dermis and sub-dermal structures. The cutaneous structures serve a variety functions that preserve homeostasis of the body, including cooling and electrolyte balance, formation and processing of vitamins and hormones,

and physical and thermal protection of underlying muscle, bone and internal organs (Pincelli, 2010).
The skin has a complex superficial arrangement that creates a barrier through retention of anucleate corneocytes at the surface, production of intercellular substances, colonization with commensal organisms, intercellular communication and adhesion molecules.
Last, but not least, the skin represents a tremendous interface with the environment, processing both allergens, irritants and pathogens through a broad-based immunological system consisting of exclusively cutaneous immune cells, circulating immune cells and intrinsic production of anti-pathogenic substances. The following chapter represents a brief overview of the manifold cutaneous structures and their functions to provide a foundation for greater understanding of obligatory nutrients and how nutrition influences the function of the complex skin on a daily basis and in specific disease states (Pincelli, 2010).

CONTENTS:

Introduction
1. The skin: an introduction

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General aspects of skin, nutrition and diet
2. Gut bacteria and skin health
3. The fatty acids and the skin: a focus on the n-6 family of unsaturated fatty acids
4. Role of vitamin B6 in skin health and diseases
5. Antioxidants and skin: an overview

Micronutrients
6. The skin and vitamin D
7. Vitamin C, gene expression and skin health
8. Strategies for vitamin E transdermal delivery
9. Vitamin E chemistry, biological activity and benefits on the skin
10. Dietary tocotrienol and UVB-induced skin damage
11. Zinc and skin health: an overview
12. Iron and skin health: iron stimulates skin function

Nutraceuticals and skin
13. Skin photoprotection and nutraceuticals: an overview
14. Effect of flaxseed- and borage oil ingestion on skin conditions
15. Dietary red ginseng and skin protection
16. Dietary grape seed proanthocyanidins and skin cancer
17. Olive oil as a skin protector
18. Protective effect of garlic in skin cancer
19. Pre- and probiotics for human skin
20. Curcumin (turmeric) and its evolving role in skin health
21. Protective effects of vitamin C derivatives on skin atrophy caused by Sod1 deficiency

Skin cancer, nutrition and diet
22. Omega-3 fatty acids and non-melanoma skin cancer
23. Skin cancer and folate metabolism
24. Vitamin D and skin cancer

Specific skin conditions in relation to diet and nutrition
25. Acne and nutrition
26. Food allergy and atopic dermatitis
27. Fructo-oligosaccharides and skin inflammation
Index
About the editor

Title: Handbook of diet, nutrition and the skin
Author: Victor R. Preedy
Language: English
Editorial: Wageningen Academic Publishers
The Netherlands, 2012

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