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Nutritional Biochemistry of the Vitamins - David A. Bender

Nutritional Biochemistry of the Vitamins

Hardcover Published: 18th September 2003
ISBN: 9780521803885
Number Of Pages: 514

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The vitamins are a chemically disparate group of compounds whose only common feature is that they are dietary essentials that are required in small amounts for the normal functioning of the body and maintenance of metabolic integrity. Metabolically they have diverse function, as coenzymes, hormones, antioxidants, mediators of cell signaling and regulators of cell and tissue growth and differentiation. This book explores the known biochemical functions of the vitamins, the extent to which we can explain the effects of deficiency or excess and the scientific basis for reference intakes for the prevention of deficiency and promotion of optimum health and well-being. It also highlights areas where our knowledge is lacking and further research is required. It provides a compact and authoritative reference volume of value to students and specialists alike in the field of nutritional biochemistry, and indeed all who are concerned with vitamin nutrition, deficiency and metabolism.

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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

The vitamins
Vitamin A: Retinoids and Carotenoids
Vitamin D
Vitamin E: Tocopherols and Tocotrienols
Vitamin K
Vitamin B1: Thiamin
Vitamin B2: Riboflavin
Vitamin B6
Folate and other pterins and vitamin B12
Biotin (vitamin H)
Pantothenic acid
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
Marginal compounds and phytonutrients
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ISBN: 9780521803885
ISBN-10: 0521803888
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 514
Published: 18th September 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.7  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 0.92
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised