Nutrition and Health

Vitamin D

Physiology, Molecular Biology, and Clinical Applications

Editors: Holick, Michael F. (Ed.)

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The Nutrition and Health series of books has as an overriding mission to provide health professionals with texts that are considered essential because each includes: a synthesis of the state of the science; timely, in-depth reviews by the leading researchers in their respective fields; extensive, up-to-date fully annotated reference lists; a detailed index; relevant tables and figures; identification of paradigm shifts and the consequences; of information between chapters, but targeted, inter-chapter refer­ virtually no overlap rals, suggestions of areas for future research; and balanced, data-driven answers to patient questions that are based on the totality of evidence rather than the findings of any single study. The series volumes are not the outcome of a symposium. Rather, each editor has the potential to examine a chosen area with a broad perspective, both in subject matter as well as in the choice of chapter authors. The international perspective, especially with regard to public health initiatives, is emphasized where appropriate. The editors, whose training is both research and practice oriented, have the opportunity to develop a primary objective for their book, define the scope and focus, and then invite the leading authori­ ties from around the world to be part of their initiative. The authors are encouraged to provide an overview of the field, discuss their own research, and relate the research de findings to potential human health consequences.

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". . . well organized with an extensive, current bibliography and excellent diagrams, some of which are in color. . .This book will be a useful reference for anyone in the healthcare field. The chapters are focused on individual topics to provide the broadest information. This book would be a valuable addition to many libraries, both individual as well as academic. "-Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal. Winner of one of the 250 Best Health Science Books of 1999!

"the editor aptly chose authors with both clinical and research expertise in their respective areas of vitamin D Biology. The chapters are well organized, adequately annotated and current. . .This excellent book clearly has greatest utility as a resource and reference to specialists, but non-specialists could benefit from the chapters on clinical applications. Health professionals involved in setting public health initiatives and policy could gain invaluable insight into future strategies for disease prevention with the possible role of vitamin D supplements and fortification in the prevention and treatment of cancer and other diseases."-The Quarterly Review of Biology

" In summary, this is a comprehensive , well-edited volume devoted to the rapidly expanding knowledge on vitamin D. Each chapter is extensively referenced . The book not only provides in-depth information on the far-reaching biological effects of this hormone, but also leaves the reader with many ideas concerning future developments. In view of our aging population, which is prone to develop osteoporosis, autoimmunity and cancer, detailed information on vitamin D in addition to its role in bone formation appears essential. The book is a masterly survey and is recommended as a reference. In addition, it provides fascinating reading."----Retinoids

"The editor has assembled an impressive series of contributors who each have dealt with a specific aspect of Vitamin D function...a very comprehensive and quite detailed book, which should serve as a useful reference text for those interested in both clinical and basic aspects of Vitamin D metabolism...Dr. Holick has produced a book which will represent a valuable source of reference material for cell biologists and clinicians alike."-Cell Biology International

"This comprehensive, up-to-date book reviews the wide spectrum of vitamin D's biologic functions and clinical applications...This book is a clearly written, well-illustrated, useful resource for dietetics professionals, nutritionists, physicians, other health care professionals, and, in particular researchers/scientists with a specific interest in vitamin D."-Journal of the American Dietetic Association

"This book is a comprehensive, highly readable overview of the biological functions and clinical applications of vitamin D and its metabolites. Topics include recent recommendations for vitamin D intake to new approaches for the treatment and prevention of vitamin D deficiency. The book authoritatively reviews the relationship between sunlight exposure, vitamin D, and increased risk of colon and breast cancer." - Lavoisier Librairie

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Evolution, Biologic Functions, and Recommended Dietary Allowances for Vitamin D

    Holick, Michael F.

    Pages 1-16

  • Photobiology of Vitamin D

    Chen, Tai C.

    Pages 17-37

  • Functional Metabolism and Molecular Biology of Vitamin D Action

    McCary, Laura C. (et al.)

    Pages 39-56

  • Metabolism and Catabolism of Vitamin D, Its Metabolites, and Clinically Relevant Analogs

    Jones, Glenville

    Pages 57-84

  • The Enzymes Responsible for Metabolizing Vitamin D

    Okuda, Kyu-Ichiro (et al.)

    Pages 85-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vitamin D
Book Subtitle
Physiology, Molecular Biology, and Clinical Applications
Editors
  • Michael F. Holick
Series Title
Nutrition and Health
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-2861-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-2861-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 458
Topics