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Nutritional Biochemistry of the Vitamins

Nutritional Biochemistry of the Vitamins

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: September 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521803885

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  • 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

    • Comprehensive review of the subject
    • Completely re-written to incorporate material published in the scientific literature since the publication of the first edition
    • Extensively referenced and cross-referenced, with recommendations for further reading at the end of each chapter
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    "...an excellent reference source...I highly recommend this book as a textbook for advanced students in nutrition." George Wolf, University of California Berkeley, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

    "...will admirably complement standard textbooks of nutritional biochemistry...a wealth of information...will be of great value as a reference for nutritionists and for clinicians interested in this field." The New England Journal of Medicine

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: September 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521803885
    • length: 514 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 157 x 36 mm
    • weight: 0.92kg
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Author

    David A. Bender, University College London

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