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An Introduction to Vitamins, Minerals and Oxidative Stress: The Role of Micronutrients and Reactive Oxygen Species in Normal and Pathological Processe

PUBLISHER Universal Publishers (12/01/2008)
FORMAT eBook (Open Ebook)

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This book presents in simple and concise terms the biological functions of vitamins and minerals, what makes them essential to life and why they must be replenished daily from food. The best food sources for these micronutrients and the daily recommended intakes of vitamins and minerals are also presented. Information on these important micronutrients is all presented in one place (Part I) as opposed to the current text books where it is scattered throughout the text, making its retrieval tedious and time-consuming. In addition, the trace elements get an adequate coverage in contrast to the current texts.The second part introduces the reader to the concept of oxidative stress and the role of free radicals (mainly of oxygen and nitrogen) in the regulation of several biological processes like cellular redox homeostasis, programmed cell death and aging as well as their involvement in many pathological conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases.END
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ISBN-13: 9781599429458
ISBN-10: 1599429454
Binding: Electronic Book Text (Windows)
Content Language: English
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File Size: 2797 KB
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Dewey Decimal: 612.399
Library of Congress Control Number: 2008039256
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This book presents in simple and concise terms the biological functions of vitamins and minerals, what makes them essential to life and why they must be replenished daily from food. The best food sources for these micronutrients and the daily recommended intakes of vitamins and minerals are also presented. Information on these important micronutrients is all presented in one place (Part I) as opposed to the current text books where it is scattered throughout the text, making its retrieval tedious and time-consuming. In addition, the trace elements get an adequate coverage in contrast to the current texts.The second part introduces the reader to the concept of oxidative stress and the role of free radicals (mainly of oxygen and nitrogen) in the regulation of several biological processes like cellular redox homeostasis, programmed cell death and aging as well as their involvement in many pathological conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases.END
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