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Author Combs, Gerald F.

Title The vitamins : fundamental aspects in nutrition and health / Gerald F. Combs.

Published Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  612.399 COMB    AVAILABLE
Edition 3rd ed.
Physical description xix, 583 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Notes Previous ed.: London: Academic, 1998.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. I. Perspectives on the Vitamins in Nutrition -- Ch. 1. What Is a Vitamin? -- Ch. 2. Discovery of the Vitamins -- Ch. 3. Chemical and Physiological Properties of the Vitamins -- Ch. 4. Vitamin Deficiency -- Pt. II. Considering the Individual Vitamins -- Ch. 5. Vitamin A -- Ch. 6. Vitamin D -- Ch. 7. Vitamin E -- Ch. 8. Vitamin K -- Ch. 9. Vitamin C -- Ch. 10. Thiamin -- Ch. 11. Riboflavin -- Ch. 12. Niacin -- Ch. 13. Vitamin B[subscript 6] -- Ch. 14. Biotin -- Ch. 15. Pantothenic Acid -- Ch. 16. Folate -- Ch. 17. Vitamin B[subscript 12] -- Ch. 18. Ouasi-vitamins -- Pt. III. Using Current Knowledge of the Vitamins -- Ch. 19. Sources of the Vitamins -- Ch. 20. Assessing Vitamin Status -- Ch. 21. Quantifying Vitamin Needs -- Ch. 22. Vitamin Safety -- App. A. Vitamin Terminology: Past and Present -- App. B. Original Reports for Case Studies -- App. C. A Core of Current Vitamin Research Literature -- App. D. Vitamin Contents of Foods -- App. E. Vitamin Contents of Feedstuffs.
Summary "The third edition of The Vitamins: Fundamental Aspects in Nutrition and Health, provides 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. The Vitamins 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."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Vitamins.
ISBN 9780121834937 (hbk. : alk. paper)