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Nutrition and Health

Calcium in Human Health

Editors: Weaver, Connie M., Heaney, Robert P. (Eds.)

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Calcium performs diverse biological functions in the human body and is a micronutrient essential to human health and well-being. It serves as a second messenger for nearly every biological process, stabilizes many proteins, and in deficient amounts is associated with a large number diseases and disorders. In Calcium in Human Health, a panel of highly respected researchers and clinical practitioners comprehensively reviews the state of our knowledge concerning this ubiquitous micronutrient, not only demonstrating its importance to human health, but also defining its many complex roles. The authors summarize the latest basic scientific information on the cellular and metabolic functions of calcium, explaining the leading techniques for accurately measuring its bioavailability, absorption, and kinetics, and showing that calcium deficiency is a major problem while calcium excess a rare one. They also examine the complex regulation of calcium absorption, distribution, and excretion, as well as the multiple interactions of diet, lifestyle, and physical activity in calcium homeostasis. Their discussion of the specific roles of calcium in a variety of clinical disorders-osteoporosis, oral health, obesity, reproductive disorders, and the metabolic syndrome-provides new insights and raises new questions. The complex changes in calcium and phosphate regulation that occur in renal disease and the potential role of calcium in hypertension and vascular disease are also addressed.
Comprehensive and authoritative, Calcium in Human Health offers health professionals and researchers a vast amount of current information on the sources, biological function, interactions, and disease implications of calcium, a critical benchmark resource for improving the health outcomes of individuals, finding new drugs that alter the function of the extracellular calcium receptor, setting adequate dietary requirements, and developing new disease-prevention programs.

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"This volume, part of the Series Nutrition and Health, reviews in 28 chapters divided into 6 sections, the latest scientific information on the cellular and metabolic functions and need of calcium. … Each chapter has references … . A well organized, easy readable text of great actual interest." (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, Vol. 4 (2), 2006-2007)


Table of contents (28 chapters)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Calcium in Human Health
Editors
  • Connie M. Weaver
  • Robert P. Heaney
Series Title
Nutrition and Health
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-59259-961-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59259-961-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-58829-452-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61737-579-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
472
Number of Illustrations
89 b/w illustrations
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