Vitamin D

Autor: Michael F. Holick
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781603273039
File Size: 54,29 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 7056
Download or Read Book
In Vitamin D: Physiology, Molecular Biology, and Clinical Applications, Second Edition, leading researchers provide a comprehensive, highly readable overview of the biological functions and clinical applications of vitamin D and its metabolites. Topics range from the most recent recommendations for vitamin D intake to new approaches for the treatment and prevention of vitamin D deficiency and the development of active vitamin D drugs to treat psoriasis and cancer. The book demonstrates the significant role that vitamin D has in maintaining good bone health and the prevention of osteoporosis, an important health problem for adults over the age of fifty. In addition, it authoritatively reviews the relationship between sunlight exposure, vitamin D, and increased risk of colon and breast cancer; how vitamin D is made in the skin; and the sequence of events that leads to its activation by the kidney. Also examined are the biological functions of 1,25-dihydrovitamin D3 on the intestine and bone, as well as other tissues, such as skin, the immune system, prostate, and breast, and vitamin D's molecular mechanism of action on the cell membrane and nucleus. The first edition of Vitamin D: Physiology, Molecular Biology and Clinical Applications was the benchmark in the field when published in 1999. This new and expanded volume continues to include extensive, in-depth chapters covering the most important aspects of the complex interactions between vitamin D and other dietary components, the ongoing debate concerning the best indicator of optimal vitamin D status and its nutrient requirements, and the impact of less than optimal status on disease risk. Vitamin D: Physiology, Molecular Biology, and Clinical Applications, Second Edition is designed and organized not only to be an up-to-date review on the subject, but also to provide medical students, graduate students, health care professionals and even the lay public with a reference source for the most up-to-date information about the vitamin D deficiency pandemic and its clinical implications for health and disease.

Vitamin D

Autor: David Feldman
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080543642
File Size: 23,92 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 9907
Download or Read Book
Vitamin D, a steroid hormone, has mainly been known for its effects on bone and osteoporosis. The current therapeutic practices expand into such markets as cancer research, pediatrics, nephrology, dermatology, immunology, and genetics. This second edition includes over 100 chapters covering everything from chemistry and metabolism to mechanisms of action, diagnosis and management, new analogs, and emerging therapies. This complete reference works is a must have resource for anyone working in endocrinology, osteology, bone biology, or cancer research. *Most comprehensive, up-to-date two-volume set on Vitamin D *New chapters on squamous cell cancer, brain cancer, thyroid cancer and many more *Further sections on emerging uses for treatments of auto-immune diseases and diabetes *Over 600 illustrations and figures available on CD

The Vitamins

Autor: Gerald F. Combs, Jr.
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123819814
File Size: 63,72 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 8821
Download or Read Book
The fourth edition of this bestselling text will again provide the latest coverage of the biochemistry and physiology of vitamins and vitamin-like substances. Extensively revised and expanded on the basis of recent research findings with enlarged coverage of health effects of vitamin-like factors, it is ideally suited for students and an important reference for anyone interested in nutrition, food science, animal science or endocrinology. It 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. Selected for inclusion in Doody's Core Titles 2013, an essential collection development tool for health sciences libraries Includes approximately 30% new material Substantial updates have been made to chapters on vitamins A, C, E, K, folate, and the quasi-vitamins Provides checklists of systems affected by vitamin deficiencies and food sources of vitamins Key concepts, learning objectives, vocabulary,case studies, study questions and additional reading lists are included making this ideally suited for students Thoroughly updated with important recent research results, including citations to key reports, many added tables and several new figures Addition of Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (HANES III) data Updated Dietary Reference Values

The Plasticity Of Skeletal Muscle

Autor: Kunihiro Sakuma
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811032920
File Size: 52,16 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 5110
Download or Read Book
This book discusses recent advances and various topics in plasticity of skeletal muscle from the perspectives of morphology, biological function, and clinical applications. Skeletal muscle is a highly plastic organ to adapt to environmental various demands, appears to endocrine various myokines, which flow into blood to protect the recognizing function of brain and inhibit the appearance of several cancer tumorigenesis. The book deals with current stem-cell based, pharmacological, and nutritional therapies for muscle wasting (sarcopenia, cachexia, and muscular dystrophy). It also explains the roles of biological mediators such as PGC-1, transient receptor potential cation channels (TRPC), and AMPK in modulating muscle function. The functional roles of ubiquitin-proteasome system, autophagy-dependent signaling in muscle homeostasis, ribosome biogenesis, and redox regulation of mechanotransduction to modulate skeletal muscle mass are also covered. It is an essential resource for physicians, researchers, post-docs as well as graduate students in the field of sports science including rehabilitation therapy, exercise physiology, exercise biochemistry, and molecular biology dealing with skeletal muscle.

Vitamin D

Autor: David Feldman
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 012809964X
File Size: 73,87 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 1192
Download or Read Book
Vitamin D: Volume 2: Health, Disease and Therapeutics, Fourth Edition, authoritatively covers the evidence for new roles for vitamin D, ranging from cardiovascular disease, to cancer, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis and renal disease. This collection represents a who’s who of vitamin D research and the coverage is appropriately broad, drawing in internal medicine, orthopedics, oncology and immunology. Clinical researchers will gain a strong understanding of the molecular basis for a particular area of focus. Offers a comprehensive reference, ranging from basic bone biology, to biochemistry, to the clinical diagnostic and management implications of vitamin D Saves researchers and clinicians time in quickly accessing the very latest details on the diverse scientific and clinical aspects of Vitamin D, as opposed to searching through thousands of journal articles Chapter authors include the most prominent and well-published names in the field Targets chemistry, metabolism and circulation, mechanisms of action, mineral and bone homeostasis and vitamin D deficiency Presents a clinical focus on disorders, analogs, cancer, immunity, inflammation, disease and therapeutic applications

Igf And Nutrition In Health And Disease

Autor: M. Sue Houston
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1592597955
File Size: 13,53 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 4509
Download or Read Book
A benchmark review on how specific nutrients or adverse nutritional states impact the components of the IGF (Insulin-like Growth Factor) system and affect human health and disease. The authors describe the fundamentals of the IGF system, explain its basic mechanisms of action, illuminate its essential role in physical development across the life span, and highlight the link between normal and abnormal cellular growth resulting in tumor formation. They also fully examine the clinical aspects of nutrition and IGF, from pre- and postnatal development through old age, in the maintenance of normal metabolism, bone, and muscle health, and their role in pathological states. Special attention is given to critical illness, diabetes, gastrointestinal diseases, kidney failure, endocrine dysfunctions, cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders, and cancer, as well as to their potential for IGF therapy.

Nutrition And Health In Developing Countries

Autor: Richard David Semba
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781597454643
File Size: 37,61 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 6772
Download or Read Book
This updated and expanded book was written with the underlying conviction that global health and nutrition problems can only be solved through a firm understanding of the different levels of causality and the interactions between the various determinants. This volume provides policy makers, nutritionists, students, scientists, and professionals with the most recent and up-to-date knowledge regarding major health and nutritional problems in developing countries.

Handbook Of Clinical Nutrition And Aging

Autor: Connie W. Bales
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1592593917
File Size: 12,47 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 5385
Download or Read Book
A compendium of detailed strategies for using nutritional interventions to ameliorate a host of age-related disorders and an evidence-based review of what intervention are and are not effective. These range from the effects of nutrition on the aging eye, the sense of taste and smell, hearing loss, sarcopenia, and dementia, to the clinical role of nutrition in vascular and pulmonary disorders, cancer, immunity, endocrine and alimentary tract disorders, and renal and musculoskeletal disorders. The authors present the physiological basis for each disorder, provide the latest information about the interaction of nutrition with each condition, and review the potential routes and mechanisms for clinical intervention. All clinical chapters conclude with a summary of practical applications and treatment guidelines for secondary prevention, management, and therapy.

Nutrition In Kidney Disease

Autor: Laura D. Byham-Gray
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1597450324
File Size: 15,12 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 7241
Download or Read Book
The field of kidney disease has evolved over the years to encompass a broad and sophisticated knowledge base. This book provides a comprehensive perspective of the emerging science in nutrition in kidney disease. It is written by a collaborative group of distinguished dietitians and physicians who have devoted their careers to the care of patients with kidney disease. At the end of key chapters, case studies assess knowledge of the subject within the context of didactic curriculums. Appendices comprise an extensive and carefully selected list of resources.

Handbook Of Nutrition And Pregnancy

Autor: Carol J. Lammi-Keefe
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1597451126
File Size: 23,77 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 6174
Download or Read Book
This is an easy-to-use handbook written for the clinician and other healthcare professionals who treat and counsel pregnant women and women of child-bearing age. The authors provide historical perspective and background to support recommendations which are provided in each chapter. Importantly for the practitioners, recommendations and guidelines have been summarized and provided in tables that are easy to locate and interpret. This book discusses relevant topics in the scientific community such as determining to what extent prenatal and perinatal environmental factors are linked to childhood and adult obesity and chronic diseases.