An Jane Higdon, An Evidence-Based Approach to Vitamins and Minerals: Health Benefits and Intake Recommendations / Edition 1

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Overview

Organized by nutrient, this evidence-based reference synthesizes all of the most current research on vitamins and minerals in an easy-to-use format. Each chapter addresses the function the nutrient plays in the human body; current definitions of deficiency, including Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) or Adequate Intake (AI) recommendations; the use of the nutrient for prevention or treatment of a disease, if known; dietary and other sources of the nutrient, including food and supplement sources (breaking down the different supplement forms); safety precautions for overdosing and drug interactions; and the Linus Pauling Institute's current recommendation for health maintenance. Each chapter has been reviewed by an expert in the area, all of whom are noted in the Editorial Advisory Board. This work is endorsed by the Linus Pauling Institute of Oregon State University. Four appendices add to the clinical usefulness of this work: a quick reference to disease prevention and treatment recommendations made throughout the text, nutrient - nutrient interactions, drug - nutrient interactions, and a glossary.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588901248
  • Publisher: Thieme
  • Publication date: 6/9/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 253
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA (deceased)
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Table of Contents

Preface
Foreword
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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