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An Evidence-Based Approach to Vitamins and Minerals: Health Benefits and Intake Recommendations Hardcover – September 7, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-3131324528 ISBN-10: 313132452X Edition: 2nd edition

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Thieme; 2nd edition edition (September 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 313132452X
  • ISBN-13: 978-3131324528
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 6.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #302,336 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An Evidence-Based Approach to Vitamins and Minerals: Health Benefits and Intake Recommendations is a trusted resource for the health professional who needs to interpret the explosion of studies on the role of micronutrients in health and disease and who is concerned about the proliferation of dietary supplements now available to the consumer.

This evidence-based reference, now in a second edition, presents the most current scientific, epidemiological and clinical research on the role of vitamins and minerals in preventing disease and promoting optimal health. Organized by micronutrient, the book covers biological function, deficiency, recommended daily allowance, role in disease prevention and treatment, sources, safety, and interactions with other micronutrients and drugs--all endorsed by the internationally acclaimed Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University.

Special Features:

  • Each chapter reviewed by a recognized expert in the field, who also served on the books Editorial Advisory Board
  • Contains the latest intake recommendations from the Linus Pauling Institute, as well as the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute for Medicine
  • Provides a complete index by disease or disorder that facilitates easy location of condition-specific information found in multiple chapters
  • Extensively referenced, with hundreds of citations from the most current experimental, clinical and epidemiological studies
  • Includes useful appendices covering drug-nutrient interactions and nutrient-nutrient interactions, a glossary of terms, a units conversion table, and the Linus Pauling Institute Prescription for Health, summarizing its recommendations for a healthy diet, lifestyle, and supplement use

Taking the approach that micronutrients play a significant role not only in preventing deficiency disease, but in enhancing general health and averting chronic disease, this book is essential for physicians, nutritionists, and allied health professionals who need the most reliable, up-to-date information in this rapidly expanding field.


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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful By eddie vos on December 26, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This book is under the banner of the famed Linus Pauling Institute (Oregon State University) has it has a great foreword by Bruce Ames. Linus Pauling was one of the best thinkers of the last century and he recommended much higher than RDA / Daily Value intakes from a multi-vitamin as well as some other supplements in order to help procure optimal health.
There is no science yet to suggest that Pauling was wrong about such high dose supplementation --for example to lower blood-toxin homocysteine, the most likely cause of most heart disease, some cancers and Alzheimer's disease. However, the medical world is slow embracing the evidence supporting this approach but that is changing.
This book is an important and tightly edited work that will help practicing physicians and interested lay people with factual data, pointers and references and even the most knowledgeable person will surely pick up important health information they would otherwise have missed.
This is a well organized handbook with 27 chapters for the individual vitamins and minerals and their effects, sources and therapeutic indications and drug interactions.
This book has "Tolerable Upper Levels" tables to satisfy even the most conservative physician but it must be said that this heading represents a level that prevents the most uncommon or even trivial interactions, and a level that may well be much below "Optimal Levels" as suggested by Pauling, and which are likely to promote health in the great majority of people.
The book would benefit from a "Pauling Proposed Probable Optimal Levels in Most" table and from the inclusion of chapters for what used to be named vitamin F, with the F from "Fat", i.e. the essential omega-3 and omega-6 oils, think of them as vitamins F-3 and F-6.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Etienne Juneau on December 12, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I'm a PhD student in Public Health and my background is in Exercise Sciences. I own two major health and fitness-related blogs, and I help people lose weight and get fit in my private practice. I heard about this book from the Linus Pauling Institute.

Being a researcher, when I read anything that's science-based, I want to see:

- The original references cited. This book cites them, every time.

- I also like to see a balanced reporting of the evidence, i.e., the author doesn't only report on studies that validate his point of view. This book has that.

- Finally, after the evidence is presented, I like the author to conclude in a short and clear way, with practical recommendations whenever possible. This book has that as well.

This book gets a 5/5 stars review from me and it's probably the last reference book on vitamins and minerals I'll ever buy. It's that good.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By roberta lynn adams on August 9, 2013
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This book goes a step farther than many nutrition books on the topic of vitamins. I used it to help me understand when my medical biochemistry book took me too far into left field to comprehend. I particularly like the objective discussions about unfounded claims about what some of the vitamins can do. For instance, vitamin C is really not that helpful in fighting the common cold. It is a useful book to have around the house.
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By UofL Annette on June 23, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
I absolutely need any material that supports a low-carb lifestyle. I could read a new book on the subject each week. So please keep them coming. Of course this book is not necessarily promoted as a low-carb book but it certainly helped with my motivation.
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