Routledge Journals is pleased to announce a Special Issue from the Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics focusing on the impact of flavonoids on the nutritional health of older adults.
Flavonoids, found in a variety of fruits and vegetables, pose many health benefits and are often promoted in alternative and complementary medicine and dietary supplements, especially for older adults. Guest-edited by nutrition experts Adrianne Bendich, PhD, and Ted Wilson, PhD, this special issue brings a compilation of the most up-to-date reviews concerning the role of flavonoids in the diets of seniors and the potential benefits and/or risks these bioactive molecules may bring.
Flavonoids and Nutritional Health in Older Adults (Volume 31, Issue 3, 2012) features articles from leading experts in the field including Jeff Blumberg, PhD, Won O. Song, PhD, MPH, RD, Donato Romagnolo, PhD, MS, Connie Weaver, PhD, Paul Milbury, PhD, and Ryan T. Hurt, MD, PhD. Each of the chronic diseases of aging included in this supplement is reviewed in a separate article that examines the potential for diets rich in flavonoids to be of benefit to the health of the geriatric population. Topics covered include ocular health, bone health, weight loss, and age-related vascular disease. The issue also provides a background on basic chemistry and sources of flavonoids both in the US and internationally and addresses the use of flavonoid supplements and nutraceuticals.
"We hope that the comprehensive reviews within this supplement increase the awareness of the complexity, as well as the intense interest in the potential for flavonoids to affect many aspects of chronic diseases that affect the aging population," says Bendich and Wilson.
"Flavonoids and Cancer Prevention: A Review of the Evidence" is currently available for free download. This article focuses on the scientific research regarding flavonoids reducing the risk of tumors, or in some cases having inconclusive or harmful associations to the body.
Source: Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics