Calcium and Phosphorus in Health and Disease

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John J.B. Anderson, Sanford C. Garner
CRC Press, Oct 24, 1995 - Medical - 416 pages
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Calcium and Phosphorus in Health and Disease is a valuable source of information on the role of nutrition in maintaining bone health throughout the life cycle. It emphasizes nutritional interactions with mineral metabolism and maintenance of bone health.
This book presents the basic concepts of regulation of calcium and phosphorus metabolism by calcemic hormones and the structure and function of calcified tissues. It provides an in-depth review of bone growth and maintenance and calcium metabolism throughout the life cycle. Pregnancy and lactation, the effects of physical activity, and the special problems of nutrition and bone health in the elderly are addressed. It presents the basic biochemistry of mineral homeostasis and bone development and presents reviews by experts on the treatment and epidemiology of osteoporosis.
This text/reference is extensively illustrated, with numerous original drawings created especially for this work. Calcium and Phosphorus in Health and Disease will benefit both students in medical and basic sciences who are beginning their studies in this area and researchers and clinicians who are not expert in this field but need a source of basic information on the subject. The book's current discussions and up-to-date references will quickly move the beginning student to a higher level of understanding.
 

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Contents

Chapter
1
Chapter
4
Dietary Issues of Calcium and Phosphorus
15
Blood Calcium and Phosphorus Regulation 27
43
The Role of the Kidney in Divalent Mineral Nutrition
63
Chapter 6
83
Skeletal Tissues and Mineralization
97
Chapter 8
119
Chapter 12
177
The Role of Estrogens and Other Steroid Hormones in Bone Metabolism
207
Calcium and Phosphorus Metabolism Across the Life Cycle
235
Chapter 17
265
Chapter 18
289
Chapter 20
319
Osteoporosis
339
Chapter 22
355

Chapter 10
141
Hormonal Regulation of Calcium and Phosphorus
155

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