The Vitamins

The Vitamins : Fundamental Aspects in Nutrition and Health

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This text, taking a concept-centred approach, is a presentation of individual vitamins as well as the history and state of current knowledge about vitamins. It examines the biological, chemical and physiological aspects of vitamins and vitamin-like subjects. The book also aims to promote effective teaching by including case studies, questions and exercises, and is intended for use by students and professionals as a textbook and reference in both human and animal nutrition and medicine.
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  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • 187.96 x 259.08 x 20.32mm | 1,138.51g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • index
  • 0121834905
  • 9780121834906

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Perspectives on the vitamins in nutrition - what is a vitamin? discovery of the vitamins; characteristics of the vitamins; avitaminoses; considering the individual vitamins - vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, biotin, pantothenic acid, folate, vitamin B12, quasi-vitamins; using current knowledge of the vitamins - sources of the vitamins; assessing vitamin status, quantifying vitamin requirements; vitamin safety. Appendices: original reorts for case studies; a core of vitamin research literature; index.
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