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The vitamins : fundamental aspects in nutrition and health

Author: Gerald F Combs
Publisher: London ; Waltham, MA : Academic Press, 2012.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald F Combs
ISBN: 9780123819819 0123819814
OCLC Number: 788323608
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 570 pages) : illustrations
Contents: pt. I. Perspectives on the vitamins in nutrition. What is a vitamin? Thinking about vitamins --
Vitamin: a revolutionary concept --
An operating definition of a vitamin --
The recognized vitamins --
2. Discovery of the vitamins. The emergence of nutrition as a science --
The process of discovery in nutritional science --
The empirical phase of vitamin discovery --
The experimental phase of vitamin discovery --
The vitamine therory Elucidation of the vitamins --
Vitamin terminology --
Other factors sometimes called vitamins --
The modern history of the vitamins --
3. Properties of vitamins. Chemical and physical properties of the vitamins --
Vitamin A --
Vitamin D --
Vitamin E --
Vitamin K --
Vitamin C --
Thiamin --
Riboflavin --
Niacin --
Vitamin B6 --
Biotin --
Pantothenic acid --
folate --
Vitamin B12 --
General properties of the vitamins --
Physiological utilization of the vitamins --
Metabolism of the vitamins --
Metabolic functions of the vitamins --
pt. II. Considering the individual vitamins. 5. Vitamin A. The significance of vitamin A --
Sources of vitamin A --
Absorption of vitamin A --
Transport of vitamin A --
Metabolism of vitamin A --
Metabolic functions of vitamin A --
Vitamin A in health and disease --
Vitamin A deficiency --
Vitamin A toxicity --
Case studies. 6. Vitamin D. The significance of vitamin D --
Sources of vitamin D --
Enteric absorption of vitamin D --
Transport of vitamin D --
Metabolism of vitamin D --
Metabolic functions of vitamin D --
Vitamin D in health and disease --
Vitamin D deficiency --
Vitamin D toxicity --
Case studies --
7. Vitamin E. The significance of vitamin E --
Sources of vitamin E --
Absorption of vitamin E --
Transport of vitamin E --
Metabolism of vitamin E --
Metabolic functions of vitamin E --
Vitamin E in health and disease --
Vitamin E deficiency --
Vitamin E toxicity --
Case studies --
8. Vitamin K. The significance of vitamin K --
Sources of vitamin K --
Absorption of vitamin K --
Transport of vitamin K --
Metabolism of vitamin K --
Metabolic functions of vitamin K --
Vitamin K in health and disease --
Vitamin K deficiency --
Vitamin K toxicity --
Case studies --
9. Vitamin C. The significance of vitamin C --
Sources of vitamin C --
Absorption of vitamin C --
Transport of vitamin C --
Metabolism of vitamin C --
Metabolic functions of vitamin C --
Vitamin C in health and disease --
Vitamin C deficiency --
Vitamin C toxicity --
case studies. 10. Thiamin. The significance of thiamin --
Sources of thiamin --
Absorption of thiamin --
Transport of thiamin --
Metabolism of thiamin --
Metabolic functions of thiamin --
Thiamin in health and disease --
Thiamin deficiency --
Thiamin toxicity --
Case studies --
11. Riboflavin. The significance of riboflavin --
Sources of riboflavin --
Absorption of riboflavin --
Transport of riboflavin --
Metabolism of riboflavin --
Metabolic functions of riboflavin --
Riboflavin in health and disease --
Riboflavin deficiency --
Riboflavin toxicity --
Case study --
12. Niacin. The significance of niacin --
Sources of niacin --
Absorption of niacin --
Transport of niacin --
Metabolism of niacin --
Metabolic functions of niacin --
Niacin in health and disease --
Niacin deficiency --
Niacin toxicity --
Case study --
13. Vitamin B6. The significance of vitamin B6 --
Sources of vitamin B6 --
Absorption of vitamin B6 --
Transport of vitamin B6 --
Metabolism of vitamin B6 --
Metabolic functions of vitamin B6 --
Vitamin B6 in health and disease --
Vitamin B6 deficiency --
Vitamin B6 toxicity --
Case studies --
14. Biotin. The significance of biotin --
sources of biotin --
absorption of biotin --
transport of biotin --
Metabolism of biotin --
Metabolic functions of biotin --
Biotin in health and disease --
Biotin deficiency --
Biotin toxicity --
Case study. 15. Pantothenic acid. The significance of pantothenic acid --
Sources of pantothenic acid --
Absorption of pantothenic acid --
Transport of pantothenic acid --
Metabolism of pantothenic acid --
Metabolic functions of pantothenic acid --
Pantothenic acid in health and disease --
Pantothenic acid deficiency --
Pantothenic acid toxicity --
Case study --
16. Folate. The significance of folate --
Sources of folate --
Absorption of folate --
Transport of folate --
Metabolism of folate --
Metabolic functions of folate --
Folate in health and disease --
Folate deficiency --
Folate toxicity --
Case study --
17. Vitamin B12. The significance of vitamin B12 --
Sources of vitamin B12 --
Absorption of vitamin B12 --
Transport of vitamin B12 --
Metabolism of vitamin B12 --
Metabolic functions of vitamin B12 --
Vitamin B12 in health and disease --
Vitamin B12 deficiency --
Vitamin B12 toxicity --
Case study --
18. Quasi-vitamins. Is the list of vitamins complete? --
Choline --
Carnitine --
myo-Inositol --
Pyrroloquinoline quinone --
Ubiquinones --
Flavonoids --
Non-provitamin A carotenoids --
Orotic acid --
p-Aminobenzoic acid --
Lipoic acid --
Ineffective factors --
Unidentified growth factors --
Questions of semantics. pt. III. Using current knowledge of the vitamins. 19. Sources of the vitamins. Vitamins in foods --
Predicting vitamin contents --
Vitamin bioavailability --
Vitamin losses --
Vitamin fortification --
Biofortification --
Vitamin labeling of foods --
Vitamin supplementation --
Vitamins in livestock feeding --
20. Assessing vitamin status. General aspects of nutritional assessment --
Assessment of vitamin status --
Vitamin status ofhuman populations --
21. Quantifying vitamin needs. Dietary standards --
Determining dietary standards for vitamins --
Factors affecting vitamin requirements --
Vitamin allowances for humans --
Vitamin allowances for animals --
22. Vitamin safety. uses of vitamins above required levels --
Hazards of excessive vitamin intakes --
signs of hypervitaminoses --
Safe intakes of vitamins.
Responsibility: Gerald F. Combs, Jr.

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