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Vitamins Fundamental Aspects in Nutrition and Health

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ISBN-10: 012183493X

ISBN-13: 9780121834937

Edition: 3rd 2007

Authors: Gerald F. Combs, J. Combs

List price: $83.95
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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
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Book details

List price: $83.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 10/30/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 608
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.048
Language: English

Perspectives on the Vitamins in Nutrition
What is a Vitamin?
Discovery of the Vitamins
Chemical and Physiological Properties of Vitamins
Vitamin Deficiency
Considering the Individual Vitamins
Vitamin A
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Vitamin K
Vitamin C
Thiamin
Riboflavin
Niacin
Vitamin B6
Biotin
Pantothenic Acid
Folate
Vitamin B12
Quasi-Vitamins
Using Current Knowledge of the Vitamins
Sources of Vitamins
Assessing Vitamin Status
Quantifying Vitamin Needs
Vitamin Safety Appendices
Vitamin Terminology: Past and Present
Original Reports for Case Studies
A Core of Current Vitamin Research Literature
Vitamin Contents of Foods
Vitamin Contents of Feedstuffs
Index