Stable Isotopes in Human Nutrition Studies

Stable Isotopes in Human Nutrition Studies

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This methodological handbook looks at the use of stable isotopes in human studies of absorption, and the metabolism of essentail mineral and trace elements. It includes supplier listings and detailed examples and explanations of mathematical calculations for obtaining results from typical studies.
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  • Hardback | 180 pages
  • 190.5 x 247.65 x 12.7mm | 317.51g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • index
  • 0124905404
  • 9780124905405

Table of contents

Part 1 Nutritional techniques: overview of isotope methods and inorganic nutrient metabolism, B. Sandstrom; methods for studying the absorption and metabolism of inorganic nutrients, B. Sandstrom; intrinsic and extrinsic labelling of inorganic nutrients in food studies, S.J. Fairweather-Tait; study techniques, W. van Dokkum. Part 2 Sample handling and preparation: storage and safe handling of samples, S.J. Fairweather-Tait; sample collection, preparation, and pre-processing, B.A. McGraw. Part 3 Quantification of stable isotopes: neutron activation analysis, S.J. Fairweather-Tait; mass spectrometry - general considerations, H.M. Crews and F.A. Mellon; electron ionization mass spectrometry (EIMS) and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS), V. Ducros; fast atom bombardment mass spectrometry (FABMS), J. Eagles and F.A. Mellon; thermal ionization mass spectrometry (TIMS), P. Kastenmayer; inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). Part 4 Future developments: future prospects in stable isotope studies of inorganic nutrient metabolism, F.A. Mellon and B. Sandstrom.
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