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Vitamins and Minerals Demystified / Edition 1

Vitamins and Minerals Demystified / Edition 1

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by Steve Blake
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071489010

ISBN-13: 9780071489010

Pub. Date: 09/25/2007

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Encapsulating the science behind vitamins and minerals

Need to understand how vitamins and minerals work but find dense texts difficult to absorb? Here's your panacea! Vitamins & Minerals Demystified makes it easy to digest information on everything from A to zinc.

Written by a holistic health doctor, this essential guide explains

Overview

Encapsulating the science behind vitamins and minerals

Need to understand how vitamins and minerals work but find dense texts difficult to absorb? Here's your panacea! Vitamins & Minerals Demystified makes it easy to digest information on everything from A to zinc.

Written by a holistic health doctor, this essential guide explains the crucial role vitamins and minerals play in nutrition and physiology. You'll find details on the type and amount required for survival and for increased disease resistance. The book outlines the food sources of different vitamins and minerals and covers the benefits and pitfalls of both natural and synthetic vitamins. Featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, this book will fortify your knowledge of vitamins and minerals.

This fast and easy guide offers:

  • Numerous figures to illustrate key concepts
  • Graphs indicating the foods rich in various vitamins and minerals
  • Charts featuring U.S. Recommended Daily Allowances (USRDAs)
  • Coverage of deficiency-related diseases
  • Quick summaries of each vitamin and mineral reinforce learning

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Vitamins & Minerals Demystified is the perfect supplement for anyone studying or interested in this important health topic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071489010
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
09/25/2007
Series:
Demystified Series
Edition description:
List
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
8.24(w) x 7.16(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Figures, Graphs, and RDA Tables

Preface

Acknowledgments

PART ONE - THE WATER-SOLUBLE VITAMINS

Chapter 1: The B Vitamins--The Energy Vitamins

Quiz

Chapter 2: Vitamin C--The Citrus Antioxidant

Quiz

Test: Part One

Chapter 3: Vitamin A--The Night Sight Vitamin

Quiz

Chapter 4: Vitamin D--The Sunshine Vitamin

Quiz

Chapter 5: Vitamin E--The Fat Antioxidant

Quiz

Chapter 6: Vitamin K--The Green Leafy Vitamin

Quiz

Test: Part Two

PART THREE - THE MACRO MINERALS

Chapter 7: Water and Electrolytes

Quiz

Chapter 8: The Electrolyte Minerals--Sodium, Chloride, and Potassium

Quiz

Chapter 9: Calcium--The Bone Builder

Quiz

Chapter 10: Major Minerals--Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Sulfur

Quiz

Test: Part Three

PART FOUR - THE TRACE MINERALS

Chapter 11: Iron--The Blood Builder

Quiz

Chapter 12: Zinc--The Growth Material

Quiz

Chapter 13: Minor Trace Minerals--Iodine, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Fluoride, Chromium, Molybdenum, Lead, and Mercury

Quiz

Test: Part Four

Final Exam

Appendix A: Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Appendix B: Weight Loss

Appendix C: Antioxidants

Appendix D: The Elderly

Appendix E: Alcoholism

Appendix F: Osteoporosis

Appendix G: Quick Summaries

Answers to Quizzes

Answers to Tests and Final Exam

Index

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