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Calcium and Phosphorus in Health and Disease

1st Edition

Edited by John J.B. Anderson, Sanford C. Garner

CRC Press

416 pages

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pub: 1995-10-24
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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.


"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

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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