The Nutrition and Health Series of books have had great success because each volume has the consistent overriding mission of providing health professionals with texts that are essential because each includes (1) a synthesis of the state of the science; (2) timely, in-depth reviews by the leading researchers in their respective fields; (3) extensive, - to-date fully annotated reference lists; (4) a detailed index; (5) relevant tables and figures; (6) identification of paradigm shifts and the consequences; (7) virtually no overlap of information between chapters, but targeted, interchapter referrals; (8) suggestions of areas for future research; and (9) balanced, data-driven answers to patient/health prof- sionals' 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 trainings are 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 authorities 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 findings to potential human health consequences.
Publisher: Humana Press Inc.
Number of pages: 472
Weight: 891 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 24 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
From the reviews:
"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)