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Title Vitamin D : daily requirements, dietary sources and symptoms of deficiency / Cobus Meer and Hendrik Smits, editors.
Imprint Hauppauge, NY : Nova Science Publishers, Inc., [2013]
©2013

Series Nutrition and diet research progress
Nutrition and diet research progress series.
Subject Vitamin D.
Alt Name Meer, Cobus.
Smits, Hendrik (Editor)
Series Nutrition and diet research progress
Nutrition and diet research progress series.
Subject Vitamin D.
Alt Name Meer, Cobus.
Smits, Hendrik (Editor)
Description 1 online resource (247 pages) : illustrations.
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary In this book, the authors present topical research in the study of the daily requirements, dietary sources and symptoms of deficiency of Vitamin D. Topics discussed in this compilation include the history and modern controversies of vitamin D fortification and supplementation; vitamin D in the immune system and role of its deficiency in rheumatic diseases; genetic and epigenetic changes of vitamin D related genes in cancer; advances and pitfalls in the measurement of vitamin D; vitamin D's implications for muscle function and physical performance; evidence for positive effects of vitamin D sup.
Contents VITAMIN D. DAILY REQUIREMENTS, DIETARY SOURCES AND SYMPTOMS OF DEFICIENCY; VITAMIN D. DAILY REQUIREMENTS, DIETARY SOURCES AND SYMPTOMS OF DEFICIENCY; Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1: The History and Modern Controversies of Vitamin D Fortification and Supplementation; Abstract; Introduction; First Observations of Rickets; Finding the Cause of Rickets -- Early Observations with Light and Cod Liver Oil; Isolation of the Anti-Rachitic Factor; Development of Fortification; Isolation of Vitamin D Metabolites; The Lighter Side of Vitamin D.
Into the 21st CenturyDetermining How Much Vitamin D We Need -- What Does Vitamin D Do?; Serum Testing and Goals; Supplement Options; A Variety of Supplementation Recommendations; A Variety of Replacement Regimens; Conclusion; References; Chapter 2: Vitamin D in the Immune System and the Role of Its Deficiency in Rheumatic Diseases; Abstract; Introduction; The Role of Vitamin D in Immune System; The Role of Vitamin D in Autoimmunity; The Role of Vitamin D Deficiency in Rheumatic Diseases; Conclusion; References; Chapter 3: Genetic and Epigenetic Changes of Vitamin D-Related Genes in Cancer.
AbstractIntroduction; 2. Genetic Changes in Vitamin D Related Genes; 3. Epigenetic Changes in Vitamin D Related Genes; Conclusion; References; Chapter 4: The Importance of Some Analytical Aspects and Confounding Factors in Relation to Clinical Interpretation of Results; Abstract; Introduction; Vitamin D: 25(OH)D and 1,25(OH)2D; Preanalytical Issues in the 25(OH)D Estimation; Analytical Issues in the 25(OH)D Estimation and External Quality ASsessment (EQA) Schemes; Latitude, Season, Age and Sex Influences; Genetic Aspects Affecting 25(OH)D Levels; Reference Intervals for 25(OH)D; Conclusion.
AcknowledgmentsReferences; Chapter 5: Vitamin D Beyond Skeletal Health: Implications for Muscle Function and Physical Performance; Abstract; Introduction; Vitamin D Metabolism; Vitamin D Status; Roles of Vitamin D; Vitamin D and Skeletal Muscle Function; Conclusion; References; Chapter 6: Vitamin D: Do We Know Everything?; Abstract; Introduction; Vitamin D Deficiency; Vitamin D Metabolism; Vitamin D Action; Bones; Muscle; Cancer; Heart; Autoimmune; Infections; Asthma; Neurons; Mortality; Fertility; Pregnancy; Supplemental and Treatment Doses; Summary; References.
Chapter 7: Evidence for Positive Effects of Vitamin D Supplementation on Disease Conditions Beyond Bone Health in Adults: A Review of the Recent LiteratureAbstract; Introduction; Methods; Results; Discussion; Conclusion; References; Chapter 8: Hypovitaminosis D and Osteopenia/Osteoporosis in a Haemophilia Population: A Study in HCV and HCV/HIV Infected Patients; Introduction; Patients and Methods; Results; Discussion; References; Chapter 9: Vitamin D and Ageing in Adults and the Elderly: Literature Review and Future Research Implications; Abstract; Introduction.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781628088168 (electronic bk.)
1628088168 (electronic bk.)
9781628088151 (hardcover)
OCLC # 868963130
Additional Format Print version: Vitamin D : daily requirements, dietary sources and symptoms of deficiency. Hauppauge, NY : Nova Science Publishers, Inc., [2013] xiv, 231 pages Nutrition and diet research progress 9781628088151 (DLC) 17829948


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