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Calcium and Phosphorus in Health and Disease

ISBN 9780849378454
Published October 24, 1995 by CRC Press
416 Pages

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Book Description

Calcium and Phosphorus in Health and Disease is a valuable source of information on the role of nutrition in maintaining bone health throughout the life cycle. It emphasizes nutritional interactions with mineral metabolism and maintenance of bone health.
This book presents the basic concepts of regulation of calcium and phosphorus metabolism by calcemic hormones and the structure and function of calcified tissues. It provides an in-depth review of bone growth and maintenance and calcium metabolism throughout the life cycle. Pregnancy and lactation, the effects of physical activity, and the special problems of nutrition and bone health in the elderly are addressed. It presents the basic biochemistry of mineral homeostasis and bone development and presents reviews by experts on the treatment and epidemiology of osteoporosis.
This text/reference is extensively illustrated, with numerous original drawings created especially for this work. Calcium and Phosphorus in Health and Disease will benefit both students in medical and basic sciences who are beginning their studies in this area and researchers and clinicians who are not expert in this field but need a source of basic information on the subject. The book's current discussions and up-to-date references will quickly move the beginning student to a higher level of understanding.

Table of Contents

Calcium and Phosphorus Nutrition in Health and Disease: Introduction, J.J.B. Anderson and S.C. Garner
Dietary Issues of Calcium and Phosphorus, J.J.B. Anderson and S.C. Garner
Blood Calcium and Phosphorus Regulation, B. Lobaugh
Intestinal Bioavailability and Absorption of Calcium, D. Louie
The Role of the Kidney in Divalent Mineral Nutrition, C.P. McKay
Regulation of Calcium Metabolism in Cells, B. Herman
Skeletal Tissues and Mineralization, S.C. Garner, J.J.B. Anderson, and W.W. Ambrose
Dental Tissues, J.W. Bawden, J.J.B. Anderson, and S.C. Garner
Collagen: The Major Matrix Molecule in Mineralized Tissues, M. Yamauchi
Serum and Urine Markers of Bone Turnover, G. Lester
Parathyroid Hormone, S.C. Garner
Vitamin D, S.U. Toverud, J.J.B. Anderson, and S.C. Garner
Calcitonin, P. Hirsch and J.J.B. Anderson
The Role of Estrogens and Other Steroid Hormones in Bone Metabolism, D. Ontjes
Calcium and Bone Metabolism during Pregnancy, S.C. Garner and J.J.B. Anderson
Hormonal Control of Calcium Metabolism in Lactation, S.U. Toverud and A. Boass
Development and Maintenance of Bone Mass through the Life Cycle, J.J.B. Anderson
Effects of Alcohol on Calcium Homeostasis and Bone, P.F. Hirsch and T.-C. Peng
Effects of Physical Activity on Bone, R.G. McMurray
Influence of Nutritional Factors on Bone Health of the Elderly, C.W. Bales and J.J.B. Anderson
Osteoporosis Types I and II, M.K. Drezner
Epidemiology of Osteoporosis, E. Allander
Future Directions in Research on Calcium and Phosphorus in Bone Health, J.J.B. Anderson and S.C. Garner

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"This book is a valuable text aimed at educating new graduates and medical students about the complex and confusing regulation and functions of calcium and phosphorus."
-Journal of the American Dietetic Association