Nutritional Biochemistry of the Vitamins / Edition 2

Nutritional Biochemistry of the Vitamins / Edition 2

by David A. Bender
     
 

ISBN-10: 052112221X

ISBN-13: 9780521122214

Pub. Date: 10/29/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The vitamins are a chemically disparate group of compounds whose only common feature is that they are dietary essentials that are required in small amounts for the normal functioning of the body and maintenance of metabolic integrity. Metabolically, they have diverse functions, such as coenzymes, hormones, antioxidants, mediators of cell signaling, and regulators of…  See more details below

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The vitamins are a chemically disparate group of compounds whose only common feature is that they are dietary essentials that are required in small amounts for the normal functioning of the body and maintenance of metabolic integrity. Metabolically, they have diverse functions, such as coenzymes, hormones, antioxidants, mediators of cell signaling, and regulators of cell and tissue growth and differentiation. This book explores the known biochemical functions of the vitamins, the extent to which we can explain the effects of deficiency or excess, and the scientific basis for reference intakes for the prevention of deficiency and promotion of optimum health and well-being. It also highlights areas in which our knowledge is lacking and further research is required. This book provides a compact and authoritative reference volume of value to students and specialists alike in the field of nutritional biochemistry, and indeed all who are concerned with vitamin nutrition, deficiency, and metabolism.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521122214
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/29/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
516
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
1The Vitamins1
2Vitamin A: Retinoids and Carotenoids30
3Vitamin D77
4Vitamin E: Tocopherols and Tocotrienols109
5Vitamin K131
6Vitamin B[subscript 1] - Thiamin148
7Vitamin B[subscript 2] - Riboflavin172
8Niacin200
9Vitamin B[subscript 6]232
10Folate and Other Pterins and Vitamin B[subscript 12]270
11Biotin (Vitamin H)324
12Pantothenic Acid345
13Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)357
14Marginal Compounds and Phytonutrients385
Bibliography409
Index463

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