Microalgae in Health and Disease Prevention,
Edition 1
Edited by Ira A. Levine and Joël Fleurence

Publication Date: 02 Jul 2018

Microalgae in Health and Disease Prevention is a comprehensive reference that addresses the historical and potential use of microalgae, its extracts, secondary metabolites, and molecular constituents for enhancing human health and preventing diseases. Each chapter features an overview, and the book includes coverage of microalgae biology, harmful algae, the use of microalgae in alcohol and food, and as sources of macronutrients, micronutrients, vitamins, and minerals. The historical use of microalgae, in addition to its potential use as a nutraceutical and cosmeceutical, is also addressed.

The book provides coverage of relevant, up-to-date research as assembled by a group of contributors who are dedicated to the advancement of microalgae use in health, diet and nutrition.

Key Features

  • Discusses research findings on the relationship between microalgal diet, nutrition and human health
  • Presents the medicinal, anti-allergic and psychoactive properties of microalgae
  • Identifies toxic and harmful microalgae
  • Addresses microalgal lipids, proteins and carbohydrates
About the author
Edited by Ira A. Levine, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston, ME, USA and Joël Fleurence, Professor, Marine Biology and Biochemistry, Laboratory Sea, Molecules, Health, University of Nantes, Nantes, France
Book details
ISBN: 9780128114056
Page Count: 354
Retail Price : £143.00
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Instructor Resources

Researchers and students in phycology, biofuels, nutrient extraction, cosmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, sustainable agriculture, and algal-based biotechnology. This book will benefit courses on algal-based biotechology, non-traditional medicine, and natural product chemistry