Essential Guide to Vitamins and Minerals

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The Essential Guide to Vitamins and Minerals provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the importance of vitamins and minerals as reported by medical research studies and testing from leading institutions around the world. In three parts this book 1) Gives a detailed profile of over 40 vitamins and minerals (including nutrient-nutrient interactions), 2) Examines the effects of vitamins and minerals on over 40 diseases and conditions, and 3) Lays out guidelines...
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Overview

The Essential Guide to Vitamins and Minerals provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the importance of vitamins and minerals as reported by medical research studies and testing from leading institutions around the world. In three parts this book 1) Gives a detailed profile of over 40 vitamins and minerals (including nutrient-nutrient interactions), 2) Examines the effects of vitamins and minerals on over 40 diseases and conditions, and 3) Lays out guidelines for creating the vitamin/mineral-rich diet.

Assessment of importance of vitamins & minerals as reported by medical research studies & leading institutions.

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Explains the basics about nutrients and shows how information about individual nutrients can be organized into simple guidelines for dietary intake--emphasizing the importance of designing a diet that provides optimal, not minimal, amounts of all vitamins and minerals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062730459
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/1992
  • Pages: 400

Table of Contents

1 Nutrition as a Way of Life 1
2 Vitamins, Minerals, and the Body 7
3 The Vitamins 17
4 The Minerals 86
5 Vitamins, Minerals, and Disease 149
6 How Medications, Alcohol, and Tobacco Affect Vitamin and Mineral Status 282
7 Vitamins, Minerals, and Food 311
8 Understanding Supplements 347
Appendix 365
Selected References 375
Glossary 419
Index 435
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