The Vitamins: Fundamental Aspects in Nutrition and Health

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This book provides a cohesive, well-organized, and easily readable presentation of individual vitamins, as well as the history and state of current knowledge about vitamins. Focusing on a concept centered approach, each chapter begins with an outline of Anchoring Concepts, Learning Objectives, and Vocabulary. The book also includes many other tools for effective teaching, including case studies, questions, and exercises. The Vitamins is a thorough presentation of the biological, chemical, and physiological aspects of vitamins and vitamin-like substances. It is intended for use by students and professionals as a textbook and major reference in both human and animal nutrition and medicine. The Vitamins will be valuable for students and health professionals with a variety of interests, including nutrition and food science research, clinical and veterinary medicine, and animal science. Dieticians, nurses, nutritionists, veterinarians, and other health professionals will also find this book a valuable reference.


Key Features
* Updates the nutritional and health aspects of vitamins and vitamin-like substances
* Emphasizes the biochemical and clinical aspects of vitamins
* Highlights a concept-centered approach to the subject ideal for students
* Outlines key concepts, learning objectives, and vocabulary at the beginning of each chapter
* Presents case studies, questions, and exercises at the end of key chapters
* Includes guidelines for instructors

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The Vitamins, Second Edition provides thoroughly updated, revised and expanded coverage of the biochemistry and physiology of vitamins and vitamin-like substances. This text is ideally suited for students and is 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.
* New edition has been extensively revised and expanded
* Introduces and defines each vitamin, emphasizing the biochemical and clinical aspects
* Uses a concept-centered approach ideally suited for students
* Chapters include key concepts, learning objectives, and vocabulary terms
* Case studies, questions, and additional readings supplement the text

About the Author:

Gerald F. Combs, Jr., Ph.D., is a Emeritus Professor of Nutrition at Cornell University. His specialties are the nutritional biochemistry of trace elements and vitamins, clinical intervention studies, and the linkages of agriculture and human health in national development. He has authored or co-authored 279 publications, including two major reference books.

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