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Vitamins and Minerals Demystified : A Self-teaching Guide : The Demystified Series - Steve Blake

Vitamins and Minerals Demystified : A Self-teaching Guide

The Demystified Series

Paperback Published: 16th October 2007
ISBN: 9780071489010
Number Of Pages: 342

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Encapsulating the science behind vitamins and minerals

Need to understand how vitamins and minerals work but find dense texts difficult to absorb? Here's your panacea Vitamins & Minerals Demystified makes it easy to digest information on everything from A to zinc.

Written by a holistic health doctor, this essential guide explains the crucial role vitamins and minerals play in nutrition and physiology. You'll find details on the type and amount required for survival and for increased disease resistance. The book outlines the food sources of different vitamins and minerals and covers the benefits and pitfalls of both natural and synthetic vitamins. Featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, this book will fortify your knowledge of vitamins and minerals.

This fast and easy guide offers: Numerous figures to illustrate key conceptsGraphs indicating the foods rich in various vitamins and mineralsCharts featuring U.S. Recommended Daily Allowances (USRDAs)Coverage of deficiency-related diseases Quick summaries of each vitamin and mineral reinforce learning

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Vitamins & Minerals Demystified is the perfect supplement for anyone studying or interested in this important health topic.

Figures, Graphs, and RDA
Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
Part 1
The B Vitamins--The Energy Vitamins Quiz
Vitamin C--The Citrus Antioxidant Quiz Test: Part One
Vitamin A--The Night Sight Vitamin Quiz
Vitamin D--The Sunshine Vitamin Quiz
Vitamin E--The Fat Antioxidant Quiz
Vitamin K--The Green Leafy Vitamin Quiz Test
The Macro Minerals
Water and Electrolytes Quiz
The Electrolyte Minerals--Sodium, Chloride, and Potassium Quiz
Calcium--The Bone Builder Quiz
Major Minerals--Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Sulfur Quiz Test: Part Three
The Trace Minerals
Iron--The Blood Builder Quiz
Zinc--The Growth Material Quiz
Minor Trace Minerals--Iodine, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Fluoride, Chromium, Molybdenum, Lead, and Mercury Quiz Test: Part Four Final Exam
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Weight Loss
Antioxidants
The Elderly
Alcoholism
Osteoporosis
Quick Summaries
Answers to Quizzes
Answers to Tests and Final Exam
Index
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ISBN: 9780071489010
ISBN-10: 0071489010
Series: Demystified
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 342
Published: 16th October 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 19.1  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1

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