Vitamin B-6 Metabolism in Pregnancy, Lactation, and Infancy: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Vitamin B-6 Metabolism in Pregnancy, Lactation, and Infancy

1st Edition

By Daniel J. Raiten

CRC Press

212 pages

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Hardback: 9780849345944
pub: 1995-03-28

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This book provides a comprehensive review of our knowledge of vitamin B-6 requirements and metabolism throughout pregnancy and lactation. It concentrates on two primary points: adequacy of available methodologies and a presentation of the extant knowledge on vitamin B-6 metabolism and requirements in pregnancy, infancy, lactation, and in women of childbearing age. Many of the chapters offer new perspectives on how decisions have been and are being made with regard to the establishment of dietary recommendations about vitamin B-6 and the adequacy of research to support these decisions.

Table of Contents

Historical Perspectives on Our Understanding of Vitamin B-6 in Pregnancy, Lactation, and Infancy, A. Kirksey

Dietary Assessment, P.R. Trumbo

Biochemical Methods for Status Assessment, R.D. Reynolds

Animal and Mathematical Models of Vitamin B-6 Metabolism, S.P. Coburn

The Role of Vitamin B-6 in Central Nervous System Development: Neurochemistry and Behavior, T.R. Guilarte

Vitamin B-6 Metabolism and the Maternal-Fetal Relationship, A. Smolen

Vitamin B-6 in Infancy: Requirements and Current Feeding Practices, M.W. Borschel

Vitamin B-6 Needs, Status, and Dietary Recommendations for Lactating Women, P.B. Moser-Veillon

Vitamin B-6 Status and Requirements of Women of Child-Bearing Age, C.M. Hansen and J.E. Leklem

Clinical and Metabolic Considerations Affecting Vitamin B-6 Status of Premature Infants, D.K. Rassin and D.J. Raiten

Therapeutic Uses of Vitamin B-6 in Clinical Disorders of Infancy and Childhood, D.J. Raiten

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Gynecology & Obstetrics
MEDICAL / Nutrition