The Vitamins by Gerald F. Combs, Jr.The Vitamins by Gerald F. Combs, Jr.

The Vitamins

byGerald F. Combs, Jr.

Paperback | August 19, 2016

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The fourth edition of this bestselling text will again provide the latest coverage of the biochemistry and physiology of vitamins and vitamin-like substances. Extensively revised and expanded on the basis of recent research findings with enlarged coverage of health effects of vitamin-like factors, it is ideally suited for students and an important reference for anyone interested in nutrition, food science, animal science or endocrinology. It contains a cohesive and well-organized presentation of each of the vitamins, as well as the history of their discoveries and current information about their roles in nutrition and health.

  • Selected for inclusion in Doody's Core Titles 2013, an essential collection development tool for health sciences libraries
  • Includes approximately 30% new material
  • Substantial updates have been made to chapters on vitamins A, C, E, K, folate, and the quasi-vitamins
  • Provides checklists of systems affected by vitamin deficiencies and food sources of vitamins
  • Key concepts, learning objectives, vocabulary,case studies, study questions and additional reading lists are included making this ideally suited for students
  • Thoroughly updated with important recent research results, including citations to key reports, many added tables and several new figures
  • Addition of Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (HANES III) data
  • Updated Dietary Reference Values
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...
Title:The VitaminsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:598 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:August 19, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128102446

ISBN - 13:9780128102442

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Table of Contents

Part I. Perspectives on the Vitamins in Nutrition
1. What is a Vitamin?
2. Discovery of the Vitamins
3. Chemical and Physiological Properties of Vitamins
4. Vitamin Deficiency
Part II. Considering the Individual Vitamins
5. Vitamin A
6. Vitamin D
7. Vitamin E
8. Vitamin K
9. Vitamin C
10. Thiamin
11. Riboflavin
12. Niacin
13. Vitamin B6
14. Biotin
15. Pantothenic Acid
16. Folate
17. Vitamin B12
18. Quasi-Vitamins
Part III. Using Current Knowledge of the Vitamins
19. Sources of Vitamins
20. Assessing Vitamin Status
21. Quantifying Vitamin Needs
22. Vitamin Safety
Appendix A Vitamin Terminology: Past and Present
Appendix B Original Reports for Case Studies
Appendix C A Core of Current Vitamin Research Literature
Appendix D Vitamin Contents of Foods
Appendix E Vitamin Contents of Feedstuffs