Emad Shalaby

Cairo University

Dr. Emad Shalaby is a professor of biochemistry on the Biochemistry Department Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University. He received a short-term scholarship to carry out his post-doctoral studies abroad, from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), in coordination with the Egyptian government. Dr. Shalaby speaks fluent English and his native Arabic. He has 77 internationally published research papers, has attended 15 international conferences, and has contributed to 18 international books and chapters. Dr. Shalaby works as a reviewer on over one hundred international journals and is on the editorial board of more than twenty-five international journals. He is a member of seven international specialized scientific societies, besides his local one, and he has won seven prizes.

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Latest work with IntechOpen by Emad Shalaby

Antioxidants are substances that can prevent or slow damage to living cells caused by free radicals, which are unstable molecules the body produces as a reaction to environmental and other pressures. Sometimes called “free-radical scavengers,” free radicals can cause mutation in different biological compounds such as protein, nucleic acids, and lipids, which lead to various diseases (cancer, cardiovascular disease, aging, etc.). Healthy foods are considered a main source of antioxidant compounds and from the beginning of a person’s life, a strong relationship is seen between antioxidant compounds and the prevention of certain diseases, such as types of inflammations, cardiovascular diseases, and different kinds of cancers. It is thus of great importance that new data relating to antioxidants and their biological activity be collected and that antioxidant modes of action be illustrated.Experts from around the world contributed to the current book, discussing antioxidant sources, modes of action, and their relation to human diseases. Twenty-five chapters are presented in two sections: Antioxidants: Sources and Modes of Action and Antioxidants Compounds and Diseases.

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