Good Health with Vitamins and Minerals: A Complete Guide to a Lifetime of Safe and Effective Use

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Summit Books, 1990 - Health & Fitness - 286 pages
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Offering no farfetched theories, this splendid book simply and clearly provides the known facts on vitamins and minerals: what they do for the body, how much the body needs of each, and the best way to obtain nutrients.

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Good health with vitamins and minerals: a complete guide to a lifetime of safe and effective use

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Here's yet another guide to vitamins and minerals in an already overcrowded field. Although the individual entries for these vital nutrients contain clear, concise information, the introductory essays ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
11
ADOLESCENTS
24
THE ELDERLY
41
Copyright

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absorbed absorption Adults amino acids amount anemia animals anorexia nervosa antacids antibiotic aspirin beans BENEFITS TREATING DEFICIENCY beriberi biochemists biotin body bones breast milk brewer's yeast brussels sprouts Busulfan calcium calcium deficiency carbohydrates carnitine cause celiac disease cell cereals Children chloride chlorine cholesterol Cholestyramine choline chromium Cisplatin coenzyme Colestipol Collard greens contain cooked copper Corticosteroids Cycloserine Daranide diarrhea diet dietary DIETARY SUPPLEMENT disease disorder drug DRUG INTERACTIONS eggs enzymes Erythromycin essential estrogen Ethacrynic Acid Excellent sources excreted fluorine folacin folic acid function gastric acid gastrointestinal gastrointestinal tract glucose GROUP MG GROUPS FOR POSSIBLE growth hemoglobin HIGH-RISK GROUPS hormones increase infants intake intestinal iodine iron Isoniazid kidney lactating lactating women Larodopa legumes levels Levodopa lima beans liver loss magnesium magnesium deficiency malabsorption manganese meat megadoses megaloblastic anemia Mercurial Diuretics metabolism MG Pregnant milk Milk of Magnesia milligrams mineral molybdenum muscle niacin night blindness nutrients nutritional obesity osteomalacia osteoporosis pantothenic acid Para-Aminosalicylic Acid pellagra percent pernicious anemia phosphorus Platinol POSSIBLE DEFICIENCY potassium PROBLEMS OF TOO protein Recommended Dietary Allowances red blood red blood cells riboflavin rickets risk role salt scurvy selenium Seromycin skin sodium sodium chloride sodium deficiency spinach STRATEGIES FOOD SOURCES substance Sucralfate Sulfamethoxazole supplements Tetracycline thiamin Thiazides tissue TOXIC TREATING DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS tryptophan UNPROVEN BENEFITS UNRELATED UNRELATED TO DEFICIENCY vegetables vitamin B6 vitamin D wheat germ whole grains zinc

About the author (1990)

Gallagher is a veteran journalist with more than 22 years in the business.

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