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Vitamins: Fundamental Aspects in Nutrition and Health

Vitamins: Fundamental Aspects in Nutrition and Health - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0121834937

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ISBN13: 978-0121834937
ISBN10: 012183493X
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 08
Publisher: Academic Press, Inc.
Published: 2008
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Vitamins: Fundamental Aspects in Nutrition and Health - 3RD 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0121834937

Gerald F. Combs

ISBN13: 978-0121834937
ISBN10: 012183493X
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 08
Publisher: Academic Press, Inc.

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

The third edition of this bestselling text will again provide the latest coverage of the biochemistry and physiology of vitamins and vitamin-like substances. Extensively revised and expanded on the basis of recent research findings with enlarged coverage of health effects of vitamin-like factors, it is ideally suited for students and an important reference for anyone interested in nutrition, food science, animal science or endocrinology. It contains a cohesive and well-organized presetntation of each of the vitamins, as well as the history of their discoveries and current information about their roles in nutrition and health. NEW TO THIS EDITION: *Includes approximately 30% new material *Substantial updates have been made to chapters on vitamins A, C, E, K, folate, and the quasi-vitamins *Provides checklists of systems affected by vitamin deficiencies and food sources of vitamins *Key concepts, learning objectives, vocabulary,case studies, study questions and additional reading lists are included making this ideally suited for students * Thoroughly updated with important recent research results, including citations to key reports, many added tables and several new figures. *Inclusion of a ''diagnostic tree'' for each vitamin *Addition of Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (HANES III) data *Updated Dietary Reference Values

Table of Contents

Part I. Perspectives on the Vitamins in Nutrition
1.What is a Vitamin?
2.Discovery of the Vitamins
3.Chemical and Physiological Properties of Vitamins
4.Vitamin Deficiency
Part II. Considering the Individual Vitamins
5.Vitamin A
6.Vitamin D
7.Vitamin E
8.Vitamin K
9.Vitamin C
10. Thiamin
11.Riboflavin
12.Niacin
13.Vitamin B6
14.Biotin
15.Pantothenic Acid
16.Folate
17.Vitamin B12
18.Quasi-Vitamins
Part III. Using Current Knowledge of the Vitamins
19.Sources of Vitamins
20.Assessing Vitamin Status
21.Quantifying Vitamin Needs
22.Vitamin Safety Appendices
Appendix A Vitamin Terminology: Past and Present
Appendix B Original Reports for Case Studies
Appendix C A Core of Current Vitamin Research Literature
Appendix D Vitamin Contents of Foods
Appendix E Vitamin Contents of Feedstuffs Index

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