A Comprehensive Reference On Vitamin D CHEMISTRY This hands–on, comprehensive reference provides accessible, organized information on the structures and applications of Vitamin D and its related chemicals. The most extensive published list of Vitamin D molecules, it provides a record for approximately 950 derivatives of Vitamins D2 and D3. Information provided of each compound includes: ∗ Structure, chemical name, synonyms, and properties ∗ Information on bioactivities, structure–activity relationships (SAR), synthesis, and toxicity data ∗ CAS registry number and/or NLM PubChem chemical identification number ∗ References to published work on the compound This unique, full perspective on the chemistry of Vitamin D includes detailed indexes that facilitate the search for a specific compound. With monographs of all the chemicals related to Vitamin D in published literature, Vitamin D Handbook: Structures, Synonyms, and Properties is an invaluable resource for anyone conducting research on Vitamin D, including chemists, biochemists, research directors, and clinical directors. It is also an excellent resource for graduate students. G. W. A. MILNE spent thirty–five years as a senior researcher at the National Institutes of Health where he worked on spectroscopy for structure determination of organic compounds and on molecular modeling in the design of drugs for the treatment of cancer and AIDS. He is a former editor of the ACS Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Sciences. In addition, he is the editor of seventeen Ashgate Handbooks, including the Ashgate Handbook of Pesticides and Agricultural Chemicals; Gardner′s Chemical Synonyms and Trade Names, Eleventh Edition; Drugs: Synonyms and Properties, Second Edition; and Gardner′s Commercially Important Chemicals (all published by Wiley). In 1999, he was one of two recipients of the Skolnik Award from the Chemical Information Division of the American Chemical Society. MICHAEL DELANDER is a biotechnology consultant and the founder and research librarian for MDs Research Library, a literature and Internet sources research firm.
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Research and clinical application of vitamin D has increased dramatically over the past decade stimulated by novel health promotion discoveries and documentation. This book brings together key researchers with their views focusing on the health promotion role of vitamin D. Such information is vital to clinicians, users of vitamin D supplements of all ages and those interested in public policy. The authors document and define many of the key health related roles of vitamin D. Its traditional application in bone and muscle health as well as therapy of arthritis is expanded and clarified with new research. A better understanding of the effects of vitamin D inadequacy is modelled using problems ranging from infant growth retardation to chronic kidney and periodontal disease. Uniquely the vitamin?s role in resistance and treatment of infectious diseases is shown in examples ranging from HIV/AIDS to tuberculosis. Mechanistic understanding of vitamin D's actions is enhanced by looking into its effects on immune modulation and inflammation. Expansion of the role of sunlight in stimulating vitamin D production is discussed relative to the reduction in a variety of cancers. Clearly vitamin D is like a two edged sword with great benefits but also some risks. This book provides carefully defined examples of both situations.
Stay on top of the rapid changes sweeping endocrinology today with the latest information on important selected topics in The Handbook of Endocrinology. This extensive two-volume text provides an impressive breadth and depth of coverage difficult to find in other sources. After a broad survey of the functions of major endocrine glands, the book launches into detailed reviews of both established and hot, new research areas. Selected topics include:
Once again the National Dairy Council has produced the industry reference on the important role of dairy foods in health. Packed with the latest information from the Council’s notable scientists, the Handbook of Dairy Foods and Nutrition, Third Edition makes the case for the beneficial role of dairy foods in a variety of conditions and disease states. The handbook begins with a comprehensive overview of the nutritional content and benefits of milk and milk products including cheese and yogurt. The authors explain the effects of dairy intake on cardiovascular health and hypertension. The Dairy Council continues its research review by providing the most up-to-date information on the relationship between dairy intake and colon, breast, and prostate cancers. An entirely new chapter is devoted to addressing recent research about the role of dairy foods in weight management. Supporting the age-old advice that milk gives you strong bones and teeth, this handbook has chapters examining the evidentiary relationship between dairy intake and bone and dental health. A full chapter addresses the condition of lactose digestion, distinguishing lactose intolerance from lactose maldigestion, as well as providing research-based strategies to improve milk tolerance. A summary of dairy’s contribution to health throughout the life cycle from childhood and adolescence into adulthood and old age, rounds out this latest installment of the Dairy Council’s authoritative reference on the importance of dairy foods in the American diet. Continuing to provide state-of-the-art information on dairy products and nutrition, the Handbook of Dairy Foods and Nutrition, Third Edition is a useful resource for nutrition scientists, dietitians and other health professionals, educators, dairy researchers, and the food industry.
Thoroughly revised and updated for its Sixth Edition, this handbook is a practical, easily accessible guide to nutritional management of patients with acute and chronic renal diseases. Leading international experts present state-of-the-art information on these patients' nutritional requirements and offer dietary recommendations, with menus and lists of supplements to enhance patient compliance. Numerous tables and figures enable readers to find essential information quickly. This edition includes new chapters on the dietary approach to treating patients with kidney stones and hypertension, as well as on obesity and physical activity as they relate to patients with kidney disease.
Features a comprehensive summary of the chemical, physiological, and nutritional relationships of all recognized vitamins! Maintaining the standards of excellence set forth in the previous editions, the Handbook of Vitamins, Third Edition presents a thorough examination of the fundamental characteristics, functions, and roles of vitamins in human health. Extensively updated and expanded to reflect the latest advances in analytical and separation methodologies! Offering a compendium of authoritative, current knowledge on the nature and function of each known nutrient, the Third Edition discusses.... improvements in the methodology, isolation, identification, and the synthesis of vitamins the chemistry, metabolism, and biochemical functions of vitamins vitamin interactions with environmental factors, drugs, alcohol, and smoking vitamins in disease prevention and health promotion the efficacy and hazards of high vitamin dosages and more! New sections cover... the roles vitamins play as catalysts, cellular regulators, and co-substrates biochemical markers for vitamin deficiency and groups at risk the relationship of B12 and folate metabolism to homocysteine regulation, and the possible connections of homocysteine to vascular diseases and developmental defects new roles for vitamins A, K, and D, and the role of vitamin E and flavonoids in oxidant defense Containing over 2800 literature references and 150 illustrations and tables, the Handbook of Vitamins, Third Edition serves as an indisputably valuable reference for human and animal nutritionists, dietitians, food scientists and technologists, biochemists, organic and analytical chemists, pharmacologists, toxicologists, physiologists, physicians in general practice, and makes an indispensable text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.
The Handbook of Nutrition, Diet and the Eye is the first book to thoroughly address common features and etiological factors in how dietary and nutritional factors affect the eye. The ocular system is perhaps one of the least studied organs in diet and nutrition, yet the consequences of vision loss can be devastating. One of the biggest contributors to complete vision loss in the western hemisphere is diabetes, precipitated by metabolic syndrome. In some developing countries, micronutrient deficiencies are major contributory factors to impaired vision. However, there are a range of ocular defects that have either their origin in nutritional deficiencies or excess or have been shown to respond favorably to nutritional components. The eye from the cornea to the retina may be affected by nutritional components. Effects may be physiological or molecular. This book represents essential reading for nutritionists, dietitians, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, endocrinologists, and other clinicians and researchers interested in eye health and vision in general. Saves clinicians and researchers time in quickly accessing the very latest details on a broad range of nutrition, ocular health, and disease issues Provides a common language for nutritionists, nutrition researchers, optometrists, and ophthalmologists to discuss how dietary and nutritional factors, and related diseases and syndromes affect the eye Preclinical, clinical, and population studies will help nutritionists, dieticians, and clinicians map out key areas for research and further clinical recommendations
This revised edition of Charles Brook's Handbook of Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology provides endocrinologists and pediatricians in training with a fully up-to-date clinical guide presenting evidence-based practice in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of pediatric endocrine disorders. New chapters include “Endocrine complications of chronic disease” and “Endocrine neoplasia.” In addition, the chapter structure has been revamped for easier access and now includes: a key points overview, multiple-choice questions for self-assessment, common errors/pitffalls (in treatment, diagnosis, etc.) boxes, a key weblinks box, a table comparing different society guidelines, diagnostic decision trees, therapeutics decision trees, and a summary.
Introduction -- 1. The skin: an introduction -- General aspects of skin, nutrition and diet -- 2. Gut bacteria and skin health -- 3. The fatty acids and the skin: a focus on the n-6 family of unsaturated fatty acids -- 4. Role of vitamin B6 in skin health and diseases -- 5. Antioxidants and skin: an overview -- Micronutrients -- 6. The skin and vitamin D -- 7. Vitamin C, gene expression and skin health -- 8. Strategies for vitamin E transdermal delivery -- 9. Vitamin E chemistry, biological activity and benefits on the skin -- 10. Dietary tocotrienol and UVB-induced skin damage -- 11. Zinc and skin health: an overview -- 12. Iron and skin health: iron stimulates skin function -- Nutraceuticals and skin -- 13. Skin photoprotection and nutraceuticals: an overview -- 14. Effect of flaxseed- and borage oil ingestion on skin conditions -- 15. Dietary red ginseng and skin protection -- 16. Dietary grape seed proanthocyanidins and skin cancer -- 17. Olive oil as a skin protector -- 18. Protec ...
Provide a relatively brief but authoritative and comprehensive source of information on the vitamins for the human and animal nutritionist, the dietician, clinician, biochemist, and interested lay person. This includes a discussion of their chemistry, availability and content in food, metabolism, function, and deficiency symptoms; the methods for evaluating overt or marginal deficiencies; nutritional requirements; the interaction of vitamins with enviromental and disease factors; and the eficacy and safety when used at high levels. Vitamin A. Vitamin D. Vitamin E. Vitamin K. Vitamin C. Thiamin. Riboflavin. Nicotinic acid. Vitamin B6. Biotin. Pantothenic acid. Folic acid. Vitamin B12. Choline. Carnitine. Substances without vitamin status.