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The vitamins / Gerald F. Combs, Jr.

Combs, Gerald F. (Author).
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Subject: Vitamins.
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780123819802
  • ISBN: 0123819806
  • ISBN: 9780123819819
  • ISBN: 0123819814
  • ISBN: 9781283735155
  • ISBN: 1283735156
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 570 pages) : illustrations
  • Edition: 4th ed.
  • Publisher: Amsterdam ; Elsevier/Academic Press, ©2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Part I. Perspectives on the Vitamins in Nutrition -- 1. What is a Vitamin? -- 2. Discovery of the Vitamins -- 3. Chemical and Physiological Properties of Vitamins -- 4. Vitamin Deficiency -- Part II. Considering the Individual Vitamins -- 5. Vitamin A -- 6. Vitamin D -- 7. Vitamin E -- 8. Vitamin K -- 9. Vitamin C -- 10. Thiamin -- 11. Riboflavin -- 12. Niacin -- 13. Vitamin B6 -- 14. Biotin -- 15. Pantothenic Acid -- 16. Folate -- 17. Vitamin B12 -- 18. Quasi-Vitamins -- Part III. Using Current Knowledge of the Vitamins -- 19. Sources of Vitamins -- 20. Assessing Vitamin Status -- 21. Quantifying Vitamin Needs -- 22. Vitamin Safety -- Appendix A. Vitamin Terminology: Past and Present -- Appendix B. Original Reports for Case Studies -- Appendix C.A Core of Current Vitamin Research Literature -- Appendix D. Vitamin Contents of Foods -- Appendix E. Vitamin Contents of Feedstuffs.
Review: "The fourth edition of this bestselling book continues to provide the latest coverage of the biochemistry 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 information 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."--Page 4 of cover.
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