Vitamins are a chemically disparate group of compounds essential for the normal functioning of the body and maintenance of metabolic integrity. In exploring the known biochemical functions of the vitamins, this book considers the effects of deficiency or excess and the scientific basis for intakes for the prevention of deficiency and promotion of optimum health. This compact and authoritative reference will be of value to students as well as specialists in nutritional biochemistry, and those concerned with vitamin nutrition, deficiency and metabolism. First Edition Hb (1992): 0-521-38144-4
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||Revised Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.42(d)|
Table of Contents
1. The vitamins; 2. Vitamin A: Retinoids and Carotenoids; 3. Vitamin D; 4. Vitamin E: Tocopherols and Tocotrienols; 5. Vitamin K; 6. Vitamin B1: Thiamin; 7. Vitamin B2: Riboflavin; 8. Niacin; 9. Vitamin B6; 10. Folate and other pterins and vitamin B12; 11. Biotin (vitamin H); 12. Pantothenic acid; 13. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid); 14. Marginal compounds and phytonutrients.