Functions of Vitamins beyond Recommended Dietary Allowances: Proceedings of the European Academy of Nutritional Sciences Workshop, Nice, October 1997

Functions of Vitamins beyond Recommended Dietary Allowances: Proceedings of the European Academy of Nutritional Sciences Workshop, Nice, October 1997

by P. Walter
     
 

Nutrition researchers review the scientific evidence for vitamin intake based on functions beyond the classic deficiencies. Aiming to elaborate guidelines for vitamin intake in individuals, with an emphasis on single or combinations of vitamins which may help prevent or reduce risk of chronic disease, the volume's 20 contributions include discussion of vitamin intake… See more details below

Overview

Nutrition researchers review the scientific evidence for vitamin intake based on functions beyond the classic deficiencies. Aiming to elaborate guidelines for vitamin intake in individuals, with an emphasis on single or combinations of vitamins which may help prevent or reduce risk of chronic disease, the volume's 20 contributions include discussion of vitamin intake standards in the US, Canada, and EU; evidence for vitamin functions beyond recommended dietary allowances (RDAs); antioxidant vitamins; vitamins and immunocompetence; and emerging scientific evidence concerning the effects of the intake of various vitamins. Includes five working group discussions of important areas of research. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783805570732
Publisher:
Karger, S. Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
Bibliotheca Nutritio Et Dieta Ser.
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction and Objectives
A Conceptual Approach for Scientifically Based Guidelines1
Dietary Reference Intakes: A New Approach to Setting Nutrition Standards in the USA and Canada4
Recommendations for Vitamin Intake in the European Union and the Use of Reference Values in Existing and Future Community Legislation14
Folic Acid and Neural Tube Defects22
Rationale for Risk Reduction of Cardiovascular Disease Using Homocysteine Concentration in Blood and Plasma as Biomarker: Support by Clinical Data34
Folate and Vitamin B[subscript 6] from Diet and Supplements in Relation to Risk of Coronary Heart Disease among Women42
Antioxidant Vitamins: Evidence from Biomarkers in Humans46
Synergistic Effects of Antioxidant Vitamins68
Antioxidants and Chronic Disease: Evidence from Observational Epidemiology80
Evidence from Intervention Studies92
Mechanisms of Vitamin-Mediated Anti-Inflammatory and Immunomodulatory Activity135
Vitamin E and Immune Response in the Aged148
Vitamin K and Tissue Mineralization159
Behavioural and Mental Functions171
Vitamins and Regulation of Gene Expression177
Folic Acid, Vitamins B[subscript 6] and B[subscript 12]: Relation to Homocysteine and Cardiovascular Disease189
Evidence of Folic Acid and Folate in the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects192
Functions of Antioxidant Vitamins beyond RDAs196
Vitamins and Immunocompetence200
Emerging Scientific Evidence, Vitamin K and Bone Metabolism: Effects of Vitamins on Behaviour and Cognition206
Author Index209
Subject Index210

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