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1st Edition

Revival: Vitamins In Human Biology and Medicine (1981)

Edited By

Michael H Briggs

ISBN 9781138562905
Published January 28, 2019 by CRC Press
262 Pages

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Book Description

It is the purpose of this book to try to offer a modern perspective on the importance of vitamins in human biology and medicine.

There have been recent revivals of attempts to use vitamins as therapeutic agents by administering doses many times the recommended allowance. This use or 'megavitamin therapy' is reviewed by Dr. Reynold Spector, with particular emphasis on vitamin entry to the central nervous system. Of related interest is the chapter by Dr. John Blass discussing central nervous system manifestations of thiamin deficiency, and also the contribution by Ms. Fiona Cumming and clinical toxicity of vitamin supplementation.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Laboratory Tests for the Assessment of Vitamin Nutritional Status

Chapter 2

Oral Contraceptives and Vitamin Status

Chapter 3

Vitamin Status of the Elderly

Chapter 4

Effects on Plasma Cholesterol of Nicotinic Acid and its Analogues

Chapter 5

Plasma Lipids and Vitamin C

Chapter 6

Thiamin and the Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

Chapter 7

Megavitamin Therapy and the Central Nervous System

Chapter 8

Retinoic Acid in Dermatology

Chapter 9

Clinical Toxicology of Vitamins


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Michael H. Briggs is Professor of Human Biology at Deakin University , Geelong, Victoria, Australia.