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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: 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.