Handbook of Nutritionally Essential Minerals and Elements / Edition 1

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"Offers comprehensive, definitive information on all of the essential mineral elements—focusing on biochemical and physiological processes. Describes in detail the function of the nutritionally necessary elements revealed through the latest techniques in molecular biology as well as traditional research methods."

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Reviewer: Sally Schuette, PhD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This handbook describes the biological function of all known nutritionally essential elements. The research leading to our current understanding of the biological function of these elements is described as well as limited clinical correlates.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a handbook that encompasses molecular mineral nutrition for all essential mineral elements and which attempts to utilize this information in the definition of essentiality and mineral requirements when possible.
Audience: The audience is primarily students and professionals in the field of nutrition but the book can also act as a reference or starting point for students and researchers from other disciplines.
Features: The handbook format combines reasonably complete coverage of important topic areas with brevity. Reference lists for each chapter are quite extensive without being excessive.
Assessment: The overall quality of the book is good for the stated purpose. It will likely be used as a reference book rather than a textbook. Stated purpose of presenting and utilizing molecular nutrition information to define biological function and nutrient requirements has been met in only a few chapters. In this sense the book may be somewhat premature, although there is a clear emphasis on the description of the biological function of these essential minerals at the cellular level. The currency of the reference list for several chapters is not good. However, this may simply reflect a lack of current experimental data in these areas.
Sally Schuette
This handbook describes the biological function of all known nutritionally essential elements. The research leading to our current understanding of the biological function of these elements is described as well as limited clinical correlates. The purpose is to provide a handbook that encompasses molecular mineral nutrition for all essential mineral elements and which attempts to utilize this information in the definition of essentiality and mineral requirements when possible. The audience is primarily students and professionals in the field of nutrition but the book can also act as a reference or starting point for students and researchers from other disciplines. The handbook format combines reasonably complete coverage of important topic areas with brevity. Reference lists for each chapter are quite extensive without being excessive. The overall quality of the book is good for the stated purpose. It will likely be used as a reference book rather than a textbook. Stated purpose of presenting and utilizing molecular nutrition information to define biological function and nutrient requirements has been met in only a few chapters. In this sense the book may be somewhat premature, although there is a clear emphasis on the description of the biological function of these essential minerals at the cellular level. The currency of the reference list for several chapters is not good. However, this may simply reflect a lack of current experimental data in these areas.
Booknews
Perhaps the first single volume to consider both the micro and macro elements necessary for health in humans and all animals, covering their role and mechanisms in nutrition, physiology, and biochemistry. Opting for a broad rather than deep coverage, specialists in each element summarize what is known, and refer readers to more detailed treatments. The macro elements covered include calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, chloride, and magnesium. Among the others are zinc, copper, iron, manganese, lead, cobalt, silicon, vanadium, and arsenic. Chapters also discuss interactions between minerals and ions as assessed by bioavialabilty and ion-channel function, and radiotracers. Addressed primarily to students and professionals in human nutrition at the clinical, applied, or basic levels, but the fundamental biochemical information might also aid professionals working with the nutrition of animals from the highest to the simplest. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Table of Contents

Calcium; phosphorus; sodium and chloride in nutrition; magnesium; potassium; zinc; copper; iron; magnesium; cobalt; chronium; molybdenum; nickel; boron; lithium; lead; selenium; iodine; fluorine; silicon; vanadium; arsenic; mineral-iron interaction as assessed by bioavailability and ion channel function; radiotracers for nutritionally essential mineral elements.

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