Advanced Nutrition Micronutrients: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Advanced Nutrition Micronutrients

1st Edition

By Carolyn D. Berdanier

CRC Press

256 pages

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Hardback: 9780849326646
pub: 1997-11-25
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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:

Reviews

"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

Table of Contents

Micronutrients, Human Health and Well Being

Overview

Assessment

Factors Affecting Micronutrient Needs

Supplemental Readings

Integration of the Functional Aspects of Vitamins and Minerals

Overview

The Role of Micronutrients in Gene Expression

Synthesis of Purines and Pyrimidines

Micronutrients as Stabilizers

Supplemental Readings

Fat-Soluble Vitamins

Overview

Vitamin A

Vitamin D

Vitamin E

Vitamin K

Supplemental Readings

Water-Soluble Vitamins

Ascorbic Acid

Thiamin

Riboflavin

Niacin

Vitamin B6

Pantothenic Acid

Biotin

Folic Acid

Vitamin B12

Other Organic Nutrients

Choline

Carnitine

Inositol

Other Compounds with Biologic Activity

Minerals and Living Systems

Overview

Bioavailability

Apparent Absorption

The Periodic Table and Mineral Function

Mineral Absorption as Related to the RDA

Macrominerals

Overview

Sodium

Potassium

Chloride

Calcium

Phosphorus

Magnesium

Trace Minerals

Overview

Toxicity of Microminerals

Antagonisms and Interactions Among Trace Minerals

Iron

Zinc

Copper

Selenium

Iodine

Manganese

Cobalt

Other Minerals

Supplemental Readings

Index

About the Series

Modern Nutrition

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED060000
MEDICAL / Nutrition