The book opens with a survey by Dr. Motron Cowan of biotin-responsive metabolic disorders of children. A group of Japanese researchers then present their latest data on the complex interactions between vitamin D and parathyroid hormone (PTH) in bone calcification. The author reviews the prolific published information relating vitramin C to infectious diseases and presents the results of an 8 year study into the prophylactic value of high-dose ascorbic acid (AA) and the common cold. Professor Kristoffersen and Dr. Rolschau review the effects of vitamin supplements during pregnancy and intrauterine growth. Possible protective effects of vitamin A and other retinoids against cancer are discussed by Dr. Jill Blunck, while Dr. Sue Tonkin describes her results on the interaction between oral contraceptives and riboflavin. Finally, the possible prevention of neural tube defects by vitamin supplements by Professor Laurence.
Table of Contents
1. Biotin-Responsive Metabolic Disorders in Early Childhood 2. Synergistic Stimulatory Effects of Vitamin D3 Metabolites and Parathyroids Hormone (PTH) Upon Bone Calcification In Vitro 3. Vitamin C and Infectious Disease: A Review of the Literature and the Results of a Randomized, Double-Blind, Prospective Study Over 8 Years4. Vitamin Supplements and Intrauterine Growth 5. Modification of Neoplastic Processes by Vitamin A and Retinoids 6. Application of the Erythrocyte Glutathione Reductase Test to the Evaluation of Vitamin B2 Status in Normal Female Subjects and in Females Taking Oral Contraceptive Agents 7. Causes of Neural Tube Malformation and Their Prevention by Dietry Improvement and Preconceptional Supplements with Folic
Michael H. Briggs D.Sc., Ph.D., F.I. Bio., F.R.C Path., is Professor of Human Biology at Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Currently he is Dean of Sciences.