Burgerstein's Handbook of Nutrition Micronutrients in the Prevention and Therapy of Disease

ISBN-10: 1588900622
ISBN-13: 9781588900623
Edition: 2001
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Book details

List price: $94.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Thieme Medical Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/11/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

The Basic Principles of Micronutrition
The Role of Micronutrients in Prevention and Therapy
Mechanism of Action
Variability in Micronutrient Requirements among Individuals
Safety
Micronutrients in Foods
Micronutrients in the Diets of Industrialized Countries
The Difference between the Diet of Our Distant Ancestors and Our Diet Today
Food Sources of Micronutrients
Vegetables and Fruits
Meat (Beef, Pork, Lamb, and Poultry)
Eggs
Milk and Milk Products
Fish
Cereals, Bread, Wheat Bran, and Wheat Germ
Salt
Vegetarian Diets
The Micronutrients
Vitamins
Vitamin A and Carotenoids
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Vitamin K
Thiamin (Vitamin B1)
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
Niacin (Vitamin B3)
Vitamin B6
Folic Acid
Vitamin B12
Pantothenic Acid
Biotin
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Minerals and Trace Elements
Calcium
Magnesium
Potassium
Iron
Zinc
Copper
Molybdenum
Chromium
Iodine
Selenium
Fluoride
Fats and Fat-Related Compounds
Essential Fatty Acids: Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids
Choline and Lecithin
Amino Acids
Branched-Chain Amino Acids: Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine
Arginine
Lysine
Glutamine
Methionine
Cysteine and Glutathione
Phenylalanine and Tyrosine
Tryptophan
Taurine
Carnitine
Antioxidants and Free Radicals
Free Radicals
Antioxidants
Coenzyme Q10
Micronutrition through the Life Cycle
Planning a Pregnancy
Nutrition and Birth Defects
Prepregnancy Weight
Pregnancy
Oral Contraception before Pregnancy
Role of the Placenta
Fetal Growth
Nutritional Needs during Pregnancy
Micronutrient Deficiency and Its Effect on Pregnancy
Dietary and Environmental Hazards during Pregnancy
Maternal Health Problems during Pregnancy
Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation during Pregnancy
Summary
Breastfeeding and Infancy
Composition of Breast Milk
Nutritional Needs during Breastfeeding
Postpartum Depression
Dietary Hazards: Caffeine and Alcohol
Breastfeeding and Infant Health
Nutrients of Special Importance for Infants
Childhood and Adolescence
Nutritional Needs
Nutrition and Child Health
Summary
Aging and Longevity
Aging
Nutrition, Lifestyle, and Longevity
Physical Changes of Aging and Their Impact on Nutritional Health
Drugs and Nutritional Health
Micronutrient Supplementation for Older Adults
Micronutrients as Prevention and Therapy
Skin Care
Introduction: Healthy Skin
Dry Skin
Aging Skin: Wrinkles and Age Spots
Acne
Psoriasis
Eczema
Eye and Ear Care
Healthy Eyes
Conjunctivitis and Styes
Cataracts
Glaucoma
Middle Ear Infection (Otitis Media)
Oral Health
Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease
Dental Caries
Canker Sores (Oral Aphthae)
Digestive Disorders
Constipation and Diverticulitis
Gastroesophageal Reflux (Heartburn)
Peptic Ulcer
Gallstones
Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease
Obesity
Cardiovascular Disease
Introduction: Atherosclerosis
Coronary Heart Disease
Hypertension and Stroke
Peripheral Vascular Disease (Intermittent Claudication)
Disorders of Blood Sugar Regulation
Diabetes
Hypoglycemia
Anemia
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Osteoarthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Osteoporosis
Muscle Cramps
Infectious Diseases
The Immune System
Colds and Influenza
Herpes Simplex Infection
HIV Infection and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Cancer
Allergic Disorders
Allergic Rhinitis
Asthma
Food Allergies and Sensitivities
Insomnia
Nervous System Disorders I
Migraine
Learning Disabilities
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Hyperactivity
Epilepsy
Nervous System Disorders II
Parkinson's Disease
Multiple Sclerosis
Memory and Concentration Loss
Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Psychiatric Disorders
Anxiety and Nervous Tension
Depression
Women's Health
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Fibrocystic Breast Disease
Oral Contraceptives
Cervical Dysplasia (Abnormal Pap Smear)
Menopause
Breast Cancer
Urinary Tract Disorders
Prostate Enlargement (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)
Nephrolithiasis (Kidney Stones)
Stress and Fatigue
Infertility
Females
Males
Cigarette Smoking
Heavy Alcohol Consumption
Exposure to Heavy Metals
Lead
Aluminum
Mercury
Cadmium
Minimizing Exposure to Toxic Metals
Exercise and Sport
Energy Sources: Carbohydrate and Fat
Carbohydrate "Loading"
The Pre-Event Meal
Fluids
Protein for Bodybuilding
Vitamins and Minerals
Appendix
Drug-Micronutrient Interactions
Nutrient-Nutrient Interactions
Laboratory Diagnosis of Micronutrient Status
Index

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