Molecular  Genetic  and Nutritional Aspects of Major and Trace Minerals Book

Molecular Genetic and Nutritional Aspects of Major and Trace Minerals


  • Author : James F. Collins
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-03
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 0128021683

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Molecular Genetic and Nutritional Aspects of Major and Trace Minerals Excerpt :

"Molecular, Genetic, and Nutritional Aspects of Major and Trace Minerals" is a unique reference that provides a complete overview of the non-vitamin micronutrients, including calcium, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, and zinc. In addition, the book covers the nutritional and toxicological properties of nonessential minerals chromium, fluoride and boron, and silicon and vanadium, as well as ultra-trace minerals and those with no established dietary requirement for humans. Users will find in-depth chapters on each essential mineral and mineral metabolism, along with discussions of dietary recommendations in the United States and around the world. Presents the only scientific reference to cover all of the nutritionally relevant essential major and trace mineralsProvides a broad introductory chapter on each mineral to give readers valuable background and context Clarifies the cellular and molecular aspects of each mineral and its genetic and genomic aspectsIncludes coverage of all nutritionally relevant minerals essential major trace minerals and ultra-trace mineralsUnderscores the important interactions between minerals so readers learn how metabolism of one mineral influences another"

Molecular  Genetic  and Nutritional Aspects of Major and Trace Minerals Book

Molecular Genetic and Nutritional Aspects of Major and Trace Minerals


  • Author : James F Collins
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-14
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128023761

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Molecular Genetic and Nutritional Aspects of Major and Trace Minerals Excerpt :

Molecular, Genetic, and Nutritional Aspects of Major and Trace Minerals is a unique reference that provides a complete overview of the non-vitamin micronutrients, including calcium, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, and zinc. In addition, the book covers the nutritional and toxicological properties of nonessential minerals chromium, fluoride and boron, and silicon and vanadium, as well as ultra-trace minerals and those with no established dietary requirement for humans. Users will find in-depth chapters on each essential mineral and mineral metabolism, along with discussions of dietary recommendations in the United States and around the world. Presents the only scientific reference to cover all of the nutritionally relevant essential major and trace minerals Provides a broad introductory chapter on each mineral to give readers valuable background and context Clarifies the cellular and molecular aspects of each mineral and its genetic and genomic aspects Includes coverage of all nutritionally relevant minerals—essential major trace minerals and ultra-trace minerals Underscores the important interactions between minerals so readers learn how metabolism of one mineral influences another

Diet and Health Book

Diet and Health


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 1989-01-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309039949

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Diet and Health Excerpt :

Diet and Health examines the many complex issues concerning diet and its role in increasing or decreasing the risk of chronic disease. It proposes dietary recommendations for reducing the risk of the major diseases and causes of death today: atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases (including heart attack and stroke), cancer, high blood pressure, obesity, osteoporosis, diabetes mellitus, liver disease, and dental caries.

Essential Metals in Medicine  Therapeutic Use and Toxicity of Metal Ions in the Clinic Book

Essential Metals in Medicine Therapeutic Use and Toxicity of Metal Ions in the Clinic


  • Author : Peggy L. Carver
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2019-01-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 455
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110527872

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Essential Metals in Medicine Therapeutic Use and Toxicity of Metal Ions in the Clinic Excerpt :

Volume 19, entitled Essential Metals in Medicine: Therapeutic Use and Toxicity of Metal Ions in the Clinic of the series Metal Ions in Life Sciences centers on the role of metal ions in clinical medicine. Metal ions are tightly regulated in human health: while essential to life, they can be toxic as well. Following an introductory chapter briefly discussing several important metal-related drugs and diseases and a chapter about drug development, the focus is fi rst on iron: its essentiality for pathogens and humans as well as its toxicity. Chelation therapy is addressed in the context of thalassemia, its relationship to neurodegenerative diseases and also the risks connected with iron administration are pointed out. A subject of intense debate is the essentiality of chromium and vanadium. For example, chromium(III) compounds are taken as a nutritional supplement by athletes and bodybuilders; in contrast, chromate, Cr(VI), is toxic and a carcinogen for humans. The benefi cial and toxic effects of manganese, cobalt, and copper on humans are discussed. The need for antiparasitic agents is emphasized as well as the clinical aspects of metal-containing antidotes for cyanide poisoning. In addition to the essential and possibly essential ones, also other metal ions play important roles in human health, causing harm (like the metalloid arsenic, lead or cadmium) or being used in diagnosis or treatment of human diseases, like gadolinium, gallium, lithium, gold, silver or platinum. The impact of this vibrant research area on metals in the clinic is provided in 14 stimulating chapters, written by internationally recognized experts from the Americas, Europe and China, and is manifested by approximately 2000 references, and about 90 illustrations and tables. Essential Metals in Medicine: Therapeutic Use and Toxicity of Metal Ions in the Clinic is an essential resource for scientists working in the wide range from pharmacology, enzymology, material sciences, analytical, organic, an

The Nutritional Biochemistry of Chromium III  Book

The Nutritional Biochemistry of Chromium III


  • Author : John Vincent
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 9780444641229

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The Nutritional Biochemistry of Chromium III Excerpt :

The Nutritional Biochemistry of Chromium(III), Second Edition, reviews the fields of chromium biochemistry and nutrition and how they have dramatically changed in the last decade. Editor John Vincent has lead much of the research that has resulted in new discoveries and reversals of previously held beliefs, such as health concerns surrounding the toxicity of chromium(III). New sections include a review of new evidence showing why chromium may not be an essential element, why national recommendations may need updating, and new data on the use of chromium supplementation in animal feeds. Discussions on the controversial topic of the role of chromium(III) at the molecular level in insulin signaling and information on cell cultures and in vitro assays of chromium toxicity are also covered. Examines all of the significant research surrounding chromium, providing discussion on both sides of controversial issues Features new evidence that shows why chromium may not be an essential element Details why national recommendations may need updating Edited by leading expert in the field of chromium, with new contributions from leaders in different aspects of chromium research

Present Knowledge in Nutrition Book

Present Knowledge in Nutrition


  • Author : Bernadette P. Marriott
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-07-21
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 678
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128198421

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Present Knowledge in Nutrition Excerpt :

Present Knowledge in Nutrition: Basic Nutrition and Metabolism, Eleventh Edition, provides an accessible, referenced source on the most current information in the broad field of nutrition. Now broken into two volumes and updated to reflect scientific advancements since the publication of the last edition, the book includes expanded coverage on basic nutrition, metabolism and clinical and applied topics. This volume provides coverage of macronutrients, vitamins, minerals and other dietary components and concludes with new approaches in nutrition science that apply to many, if not all, of the nutrients and dietary components presented throughout the reference. Advanced undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students in nutrition, public health, medicine and related fields will find this resource useful. In addition, professionals in academia and medicine, including clinicians, dietitians, physicians, health professionals, academics and industrial and government researchers will find the content extremely useful. The book was produced in cooperation with the International Life Sciences Institute (https://ilsi.org/). Provides an accessible source of the most current, reliable and comprehensive information in the broad field of nutrition Features new chapters on topics of emerging importance, including the microbiome, eating disorders, nutrition in extreme environments, and the role of nutrition and cognition in mental status Covers topics of clinical relevance, including the role of nutrition in cancer support, ICU nutrition, supporting patients with burns, and wasting, deconditioning and hypermetabolic conditions

Handbook of Plant and Animal Toxins in Food Book

Handbook of Plant and Animal Toxins in Food


  • Author : Gulzar Ahmad Nayik
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2022-04-07
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 470
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000552973

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Handbook of Plant and Animal Toxins in Food Excerpt :

The prevalence of naturally occurring toxins in plant and animal foods represents one of the most significant food safety issues, drawing the attention of both scientists and regulators alike. This unexplored area related to food quality is indeed a big concern for consumers, various regulatory authorities, and food industries. Apart from essential nutrients, several food crops are capable of producing a vast array of nonnutritious secondary metabolic products. These toxins produced as secondary metabolites have the potential to exhibit both beneficial and deleterious effects in both human beings and animals. Nevertheless, there has been huge progress in agricultural practices and food processing technologies, but still the number of nonnutritive substances and naturally derived toxins persist in our diet. Handbook of Plant and Animal Toxins in Food: Occurrence, Toxicity, and Prevention, focuses on various selected toxins in foods derived from plants as well as animals. The prominent plant toxins include solanine and chaconine, mushroom toxins, phytates, tannins, oxalates, goitrogens, gossypol, phytohemagglutinins, erucic acid, saponins, cyanogenic glycosides, enzyme inhibitors, BOAA (lathyrogens), toxic amino acids and toxic fatty acids. The prominent animal toxins covered in the book include various seafood toxins, shellfish toxins and biogenic amines. Key Features: Presents complete information about a plethora of toxins Provides quick and easy access to data on major plant and animal toxins Covers distribution of toxins in the plant and animal kingdom Provides comprehensive information on chemistry, safety and precautions of each toxin Commencing with a brief introduction of food toxins, this book is designed in such a way that the readers will be introduced to toxicity, safety and occurrence of each toxin selected. It also discusses the in-depth detailed information on food poisoning and its prevention. The book will also shed light on foodborne illness associa

Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders Book

Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders


  • Author : Usman Mahmood
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2019-07-24
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789239218

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Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders Excerpt :

This book provides readers with all the tools needed to handle interesting clinical challenges in the field of fluid and electrolyte disorders. It aims to offer an up-to-date clinical text for medical residents, fellows, practicing physicians, and nephrologists in a simple and easy-to-understand format. It provides the right balance between basic science and practical clinical guidance. It discusses the current evidence regarding the physiology, basic fundamentals, clinical presentation, and management of these disorders and will help clinicians to handle these disorders effectively. And all chapters have been extensively revised and bound to include the latest developments in the field.

Thyroid Diseases in Pregnancy Book

Thyroid Diseases in Pregnancy


  • Author : Fereidoun Azizi
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-07-23
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030987770

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Thyroid Diseases in Pregnancy Excerpt :

This book provides a comprehensive overview of various thyroid disorders in pregnancy. Merging clinical evidence with their own professional experience, international experts in the field report on novel research and share insights on a broad range of topics, from addressing the normal physiology of the thyroid in pregnancy, to the safe treatment of disorders during pregnancy. Given its scope, the book is chiefly intended for internists, obstetricians, gynecologists, endocrinologists and related sub-specialists; however, it will also benefit general physicians.

Principles of Bone Biology Book

Principles of Bone Biology


  • Author : John P. Bilezikian
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 2024
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128148426

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Principles of Bone Biology Excerpt :

Preface from the first edition (1996): "The world of modern science is undergoing a number of spectacular events that are redefining our understanding of ourselves. As with any revolution, we should take stock of where we have been, where we are, and where we are going. Our special world of bone biology is participating in and taking advantage of the larger global revolution in modern science... we assembled experts from all over the world and asked them to focus on the current state of knowledge and the prospects for new knowledge in their area of expertise. To this end, Principles of Bone Biology was conceived." - John P. Bilezikian, Lawrence G. Raisz, Gideon A. Rodan Praise for the previous edition: "Students, teachers, and practitioners will benefit from reading it, and investigators will use it as a reference work; it will certainly be consulted frequently." --The New England Journal of Medicine For over two decades, "Big Gray" has been the go-to repository of knowledge in the disciplines related to bone and mineral metabolism. The fourth edition is a must-have for students new to the field; young investigators at the graduate or postgraduate level beginning their research careers; established scientists who need to keep up with the changing nature of the field, looking to enrich their own research programs, or who are changing their career direction; clinicians who want ready access to up-to-date relevant basic science. This new edition builds on the successful formula from previous editions, taking the reader from the basic elements of fundamental research to the most sophisticated concepts in therapeutics. Principles of Bone Biology, Fourth Edition provides the most comprehensive, authoritative reference on the study of bone biology and related diseases. Bone research continues to generate enormous attention, due to the broad public health implications of osteoporosis and related bone disorders. This classic, fully updated, two volume reference is designed f

Immunity Boosting Functional Foods to Combat COVID 19 Book

Immunity Boosting Functional Foods to Combat COVID 19


  • Author : Apurba Giri
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2021-11-18
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000486032

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Immunity Boosting Functional Foods to Combat COVID 19 Excerpt :

In this book, several functional foods or food ingredients, their mechanism of immune enhancing properties and use in food products have been discussed through seventeen chapters written by eminent authors. There are several medicinal plants which have significant role for immunity boosting such as Ashwagandha, Tulsi, Shatavari, Giloy, Aloe vera, Amla, Neem, licorice, garlic, ginger, turmeric, rosemary, black cumin, cinnamon, sage, thyme,fenugreek, peppermint, black pepper, clove etc. These have been discussed in detail. Note: T&F does not sell or distribute the hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Pollution of Water Bodies in Latin America Book

Pollution of Water Bodies in Latin America


  • Author : Leobardo Manuel Gómez-Oliván
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-11-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030272968

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Pollution of Water Bodies in Latin America Excerpt :

The indiscriminate use of chemical substances in industrial processes and anthropogenic activities, have resulted in the release of these compounds into aquatic ecosystems through municipal, hospital and industrial discharges, producing various undesired effects on the environment and on species of ecological interest. These compounds, such as metals, pesticides, emerging pollutants and other substances are persistent and susceptible to biotic and/or abiotic transformations, yielding metabolites that can be more toxic than the original compounds. In this book, researchers from diverse environmental science disciplines share their experiences in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, and critically examine the problem of contaminants in aquatic ecosystems in Latin America, as well as the risks presented by their presence.

Zinc Signaling Book

Zinc Signaling


  • Author : Toshiyuki Fukada
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-12-13
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 413
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811505577

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Zinc Signaling Excerpt :

This book, now in an extensively revised second edition, describes the crucial role of zinc signaling in biological processes on a molecular and physiological basis. Global leaders in the field review the latest knowledge, including the very significant advances in understanding that have been achieved since publication of the first edition. Detailed information is provided on all the essentials of zinc signaling, covering molecular aspects and the roles of zinc transporters, the zinc sensing receptor, and metallothioneins. Detection techniques for zinc signals, involving genetically encoded and chemical probes, are also described. The critical contributions of the zinc signal in maintaining health and the adverse consequences of any imbalance in the signal are then thoroughly addressed. Here, readers will find up-to-date information on the significance of the zinc signal in a wide range of conditions, including cardiovascular disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory conditions, skin disease, osteoarthritis, and cancer. The book will be of value for researchers, clinicians, and advanced students.

Groundwater Geochemistry Book

Groundwater Geochemistry


  • Author : Sughosh Madhav
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-08-16
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119709695

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Groundwater Geochemistry Excerpt :

This book contains both practical and theoretical aspects of groundwater resources relating to geochemistry. Focusing on recent research in groundwater resources, this book helps readers to understand the hydrogeochemistry of groundwater resources. Dealing primarily with the sources of ions in groundwater, the book describes geogenic and anthropogenic input of ions into water. Different organic, inorganic and emerging contamination and salinity problems are described, along with pollution-related issues affecting groundwater. New trends in groundwater contamination remediation measures are included, which will be particularly useful to researchers working in the field of water conservation. The book also contains diverse groundwater modelling examples, enabling a better understanding of water-related issues and their management. Groundwater Geochemistry: Pollution and Remediation offers the reader: An understanding of the quantitative and qualitative challenges of groundwater resources An introduction to the environmental geochemistry of groundwater resources A survey of groundwater pollution-related issues Recent trends in groundwater conservation and remediation Mathematical and statistical modeling related to groundwater resources Students, lecturers and researchers working in the fields of hydrogeochemistry, water pollution and groundwater will find Groundwater Geochemistry an essential companion.