The Vitamins: Fundamental Aspects In Nutrition And Health by Gerald F. Combs, Jr.The Vitamins: Fundamental Aspects In Nutrition And Health by Gerald F. Combs, Jr.

The Vitamins: Fundamental Aspects In Nutrition And Health

byGerald F. Combs, Jr., James P. Mcclung

Hardcover | January 3, 2017

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The Vitamins: Fundamental Aspects in Nutrition and Health, Fifth Edition,provides the latest coverage of the biochemistry and physiology of vitamins and vitamin-like substances. Health-related themes present insights into the use of vitamins, not only for general nutritional balance, but also as a factor in the prevention and/or treatment of specific health issues, such as overall immunity, inflammatory diseases, obesity, and anemia.

Readers will gain an understanding of the roles vitamins play in gene expression and epigenetics, providing important information on the further development of personalized medical treatments that will also allow them to establish appropriate dietary programs based on individual genetic profiles.

This cohesive, well-organized presentation of each vitamin includes key words, case studies, and coverage of the metabolic functions of appropriate vitamins. The readability of this complex content is highly regarded by students, instructors, researchers, and professionals alike.



  • Includes diagnostic trees for vitamin deficiencies to help readers visually understand and recognize signs of specific deficiencies
  • Updated tables and figures throughout serve as quick references and support key takeaways
  • Provides learning aids, such as call-out boxes to increase comprehension and retention of important concepts
Gerald F. Combs, Jr. is internationally recognized as a leader in Nutrition, having published widely and conducted research ranging from fundamental studies with cultured cells and animal models to human metabolic and clinical investigations. His specialties include the metabolism and health roles of minerals and vitamins, and the link...
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Title:The Vitamins: Fundamental Aspects In Nutrition And HealthFormat:HardcoverDimensions:628 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 3, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:012802965X

ISBN - 13:9780128029657

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Table of Contents

Part I. Perspectives on the Vitamins in Nutrition

Chapter 1. What Is a Vitamin?

Chapter 2. Discovery of the Vitamins

Chapter 3. General Properties of Vitamins

Chapter 4. Vitamin Deficiency

Chapter 5. Vitamin Needs and Safety

Part II. Considering the Individual Vitamins

Chapter 6. Vitamin A

Chapter 7. Vitamin D

Chapter 8. Vitamin E

Chapter 9. Vitamin K

Chapter 10. Vitamin C

Chapter 11. Thiamin

Chapter 12. Riboflavin

Chapter 13. Niacin

Chapter 14. Vitamin B6

Chapter 15. Biotin

Chapter 16. Pantothenic Acid

Chapter 17. Folate

Chapter 18. Vitamin B12

Chapter 19. Vitamin-Like Factors

Part III. Using Current Knowledge of the Vitamins

Chapter 20. Sources of the Vitamins

Chapter 21. Assessing Vitamin Status