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Advanced Nutrition Micronutrients

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ISBN 9780849326646
Published November 25, 1997 by CRC Press
256 Pages

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Book Description

Advanced Nutrition: Micronutrients, a continuation of the first Advanced Nutrition text on macronutrients, focuses on how vitamins and minerals operate at the genomic level. It reflects the major research endeavors by nutrition scientists throughout the world in studying nutrient-gene, nutrient-nutrient, and nutrient-drug interactions. The book is organized in units-ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses-as well as for research. Unit 1 provides an overview of the effects of micronutrients on human health. Unit 2 discusses the integration of functional aspects of vitamins and minerals. The next three units, fat-soluble vitamins, water-soluble vitamins, and other organic nutrients, provide important data such as:

Table of Contents

Micronutrients, Human Health and Well Being
Factors Affecting Micronutrient Needs
Supplemental Readings
Integration of the Functional Aspects of Vitamins and Minerals
The Role of Micronutrients in Gene Expression
Synthesis of Purines and Pyrimidines
Micronutrients as Stabilizers
Supplemental Readings
Fat-Soluble Vitamins
Vitamin A
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Vitamin K
Supplemental Readings
Water-Soluble Vitamins
Ascorbic Acid
Vitamin B6
Pantothenic Acid
Folic Acid
Vitamin B12
Other Organic Nutrients
Other Compounds with Biologic Activity
Minerals and Living Systems
Apparent Absorption
The Periodic Table and Mineral Function
Mineral Absorption as Related to the RDA
Trace Minerals
Toxicity of Microminerals
Antagonisms and Interactions Among Trace Minerals
Other Minerals
Supplemental Readings

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Carolyn D. Berdanier, Ph.D., is a Professor of Nutrition at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. She received a B.S. degree from The Pennsylvania State University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Rutgers University in Nutrition in 1966. After a post-doctoral fellowship year with Dr. Paul Griminger at Rutgers, she served as a Research Nutritionist with the Human Nutrition Institute which is part of ARS, a unit of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 1975 she moved to the University of Nebraska College of Medicine where she continued her research in nutrient gene interactions. In 1977 she moved to the University of Georgia where she served as Head of the Department of Foods and Nutrition. She stepped down from this post ten years later and devoted her full time efforts to research and teaching in her research area. Her research on the diet and genetic components of diabetes and vascular disease has been supported by NIH, USDA, U.S. Department of Commerce, The National Livestock and Meat Board, and the Egg Board. She is a member of the American Institute of Nutrition, the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, The Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, American Diabetes Association, and several honorary societies in science. She has served on the Editorial Boards of the FASEB Journal, The Journal of Nutrition, and Nutrition Research and Biochemistry Archives. She has also served as a Contributing Editor for Nutrition Reviews and Editor of the AIN News Notes. Current research interests include studies on aging, the role of diet in damage to mitochondrial DNA, and the role of specific dietary ingredients in the secondary complications of diabetes.


"This text, a continuation of the first Advanced Nutrition text on macronutrients, focuses on how vitamins and minerals operate at the genomic level. It reflects the major research endeavors by nutrition scientists throughout the world in studying nutrient-gene, nutrient-drug interactions…ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses…"
-Nutrition Today
"…a welcome addition to the options available to instructors assigned to teach advanced undergraduate or graduate courses in micronutrients…does an excellent job of covering the essential vitamins and minerals in human nutrition."
- Joanne L. Slavin, J. Am. Diet. Assoc.
"…serves as a complete reference on vitamins and minerals that will serve as a ready reference and deepen the knowledge and understanding of interested readers."
-Irene Rosenberg,MD in Journal of Nutrition For the Elderly
"Most notable features of this book are the many exquisite technical illustrations. This book serves as a unique resource for educators and students of nutrition to aid in the presentation and understanding of micronutrient concepts."
-Stanley T. Omaye inEnvironmental & Nutritional Interactions
"…represents an in-depth treatment of micronutrients with supplemental reading for follow-up on specific topics…it will be a valuable book for graduate and medical students and a useful handbook for scientists actively working in this area of research."
-Donald B. Jump,The Physiologist