Handbook of Nutrients: Structures, Metabolism and Genetics
provides a comprehensive overview of the supply and use of
nutrients in the human body and how the body regulates intake.
Chapters detail the principles determining digestion and absorption
of food ingredients, how these compounds and their metabolites get
into the brain, cross the placenta and pass through the kidneys.
Each nutrient covered contains a nutritional summary which
describes their function, their food sources, dietary requirements,
potential health risks if deficient, and impact of excessive
This handbook contains the latest information on the scope of
structures, processes, genes and cofactors involved in maintaining
a healthy balance of nutrient supplies. The book is likely of
interest to a wide range of professionals because nutrient issues
connect to so many audiences. The link to dietary supplements is an
important one that could draw the attention even of educated lay
* Latest research findings on health and clinical effects of
nutrients and of interventions affecting nutrient supply or
* Each nutrient covered contains a nutritional summary
describing their function, their food sources, dietary
requirements, potential health risks if deficient, and impact of
* Nutrient information immediately accessible-from source to
effect-in one volume
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