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Author Combs, Gerald F.
Title The vitamins / Gerald F. Combs, Jr.
Published Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/ Academic Press, c2012.
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 Floor4  QP771 .C645 2012    DUE 02-28-18
Edition 4th ed.
Description xxvii, 570 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. I. Perspectives on the Vitamins in Nutrition -- Ch. 1. What Is a Vitamin? -- Ch. 2. Discovery of the Vitamins -- Ch. 3. Properties of Vitamins -- Ch. 4. Vitamin Deficiency -- pt. II. Considering the Individual Vitamins -- Ch. 5. Vitamin A -- Ch. 6. Vitamin D -- Ch. 7. Vitamin E -- Ch. 8. Vitamin K -- Ch. 9. Vitamin C -- Ch. 10. Thiamin -- Ch. 11. Riboflavin -- Ch. 12. Niacin -- Ch. 13. Vitamin B[subscript 6] -- Ch. 14. Biotin -- Ch. 15. Pantothenic Acid -- Ch. 16. Folate -- Ch. 17. Vitamin B[subscript 12] -- Ch. 18. Quasi-vitamins -- pt. III. Using Current Knowledge of the Vitamins -- Ch. 19. Sources of the Vitamins -- Ch. 20. Assessing Vitamin Status -- Ch. 21. Assessing Vitamin Status -- Quantifying Vitamin Need -- Ch 22. Vitamin Safety -- Appendices A-E.
Summary "The fourth edition of this bestselling book continues to provide the latest coverage of the biochemisry and physiology of vitamins and vitamin-like substances. Cross-cutting, health-related themes present insights into the use of vitamins not just for general nutritional balance, but with emphasis on their roles in the prevention and/or treatment of specific health issues such as inflammatory diseases, overweight and immune function. Information is presented to address the roles of vitamins in gene expression and epigenetics, providing important informatioin in the further development of personalized medical treatments and establishing appropriate dietary programs based on individual genetic profiles. Those working in nutrigenomic and pharmaceutical developments will use the information to identify potential benefits of vitamins alone or in combination"--P. [4] of cover.
Subject Vitamins.
Note Subtitle on cover: Fundamental aspects in nutrition and health
ISBN 9780123819802 (cloth)
0123819806 (cloth)
OCLC number 782918846