An Evidence-Based Approach to Vitamins and Minerals: Health Benefits and Intake Recommendations / Edition 2

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An Evidence-Based Approach to Vitamins and Minerals: Health Benefits and Intake Recommendations is a trusted resource for the health professional who needs to interpret the explosion of studies on the role of micronutrients in health and disease and who is concerned about the proliferation of dietary supplements now available to the consumer.

This evidence-based reference, now in a second edition, presents the most current scientific, epidemiological and clinical research on the role of vitamins and minerals in preventing disease and promoting optimal health. Organized by micronutrient, the book covers biological function, deficiency, recommended daily allowance, role in disease prevention and treatment, sources, safety, and interactions with other micronutrients and drugsā€”all endorsed by the internationally acclaimed Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University.

Special Features:

  • Each chapter reviewed by a recognized expert in the field, who also served on the books Editorial Advisory Board
  • Contains the latest intake recommendations from the Linus Pauling Institute, as well as the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute for Medicine
  • Provides a complete index by disease or disorder that facilitates easy location of condition-specific information found in multiple chapters
  • Extensively referenced, with hundreds of citations from the most current experimental, clinical and epidemiological studies
  • Includes useful appendices covering drug-nutrient interactions and nutrient-nutrient interactions, a glossary of terms, a units conversion table, and the Linus Pauling Institute Prescription for Health, summarizing its recommendations for a healthy diet, lifestyle, and supplement use

Taking the approach that micronutrients play a significant role not only in preventing deficiency disease, but in enhancing general health and averting chronic disease, this book is essential for physicians, nutritionists, and allied health professionals who need the most reliable, up-to-date information in this rapidly expanding field.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Jessica C Schultz, BS (Dominican University)
Description: This book presents evidence-based information on the role vitamins and minerals play in health promotion and disease prevention and treatment. It is an update of the first edition of 2003.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide clinicians and consumers with a practical, evidence-based reference on the rapidly expanding field of micronutrient nutrition.
Audience: This book is a needed tool for clinicians and consumers. It is written for anyone in the medical field, students, and consumers. Both authors are from Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University.
Features: The book covers the function, deficiency, disease prevention, disease treatment, food sources, supplement sources, toxicity, and drug interactions for all micronutrients. The format makes it easy to read and find information quickly. The tables showing food sources of each micronutrient are very useful.
Assessment: I would recommend this book to anyone in the medical field, especially in nutrition. It is a great resource to have on hand, summing up everything you need to know about micronutrients. All 27 chapters in this new edition have been updated to reflect recently published, peer-reviewed studies. It also includes the latest recommendations from the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine as well as the Linus Pauling Institute.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783131324528
  • Publisher: Thieme
  • Publication date: 9/7/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 768,703
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA

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Table of Contents

Editorial Advisory Board
How To Use This Book
Ch. 1 Biotin 1
Ch. 2 Folic Acid 6
Ch. 3 Niacin 15
Ch. 4 Pantothenic Acid 23
Ch. 5 Riboflavin 27
Ch. 6 Thiamin 33
Ch. 7 Vitamin A 39
Ch. 8 Vitamin B[subscript 6] 48
Ch. 9 Vitamin B[subscript 12] 56
Ch. 10 Vitamin C 65
Ch. 11 Vitamin D 73
Ch. 12 Vitamin E 82
Ch. 13 Vitamin K 90
Ch. 14 Calcium 97
Ch. 15 Chromium 109
Ch. 16 Copper 116
Ch. 17 Flouride (Flourine) 123
Ch. 18 Iodine 130
Ch. 19 Iron 137
Ch. 20 Magnesium 148
Ch. 21 Manganese 157
Ch. 22 Molybdenum 163
Ch. 23 Phosphorus 167
Ch. 24 Potassium 172
Ch. 25 Selenium 179
Ch. 26 Sodium Chloride 189
Ch. 27 Zinc 197
App. 1 Nutrient-Nutrient Interactions 206
App. 2 Drug-Nutrient Interactions 209
App. 3 Quick Reference to Diseases 215
App. 4 Glossary 218
The Linus Pauling Institute's Prescription for Healthy Living 236
Index 238
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