Nutrition, Volume II: Vitamins, Nutrient Requirements, and Food Selection focuses on the requirement, metabolism, and manifestations of deficiency of the individual nutrients. This book discusses the philosophy of dietary standards and compares the dietary standards from several countries.
Organized into nine chapters, this volume starts with an overview of the concept of nutritional adaptation and its significance in human nutrition. This text then explains the absorption, transport, and deposition of vitamin A. Other chapters explore the structures, properties, functions, excretions, and toxicities of B vitamins, which include niacin, thiamine, and riboflavin. This book discusses as well the chemistry, absorption, and metabolic functions of pyridoxal phosphate and cobalamin. The final chapter explains the factors affecting food choice in humans and discusses as well the patterns of food use in many areas of the world.
This book is a valuable resource for nutritional biochemists, nutritionists, teachers, graduate students, and research workers.