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IGF and Nutrition in Health and Disease - Nutrition and Health (Paperback)
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IGF and Nutrition in Health and Disease - Nutrition and Health (Paperback)

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Paperback 359 Pages / Published: 09/11/2010
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A benchmark review on how specific nutrients or adverse nutritional states impact the components of the IGF (Insulin-like Growth Factor) system and affect human health and disease. The authors describe the fundamentals of the IGF system, explain its basic mechanisms of action, illuminate its essential role in physical development across the life span, and highlight the link between normal and abnormal cellular growth resulting in tumor formation. They also fully examine the clinical aspects of nutrition and IGF, from pre- and postnatal development through old age, in the maintenance of normal metabolism, bone, and muscle health, and their role in pathological states. Special attention is given to critical illness, diabetes, gastrointestinal diseases, kidney failure, endocrine dysfunctions, cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders, and cancer, as well as to their potential for IGF therapy.

Publisher: Humana Press Inc.
ISBN: 9781617374128
Number of pages: 359
Weight: 728 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 20 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2004


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"This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the IGF system with respect to its role in nutritional health, development, and certain disease states...a comprehensive text that can be used by both the clinical and basic research community, and it emphasizes the IGF system with regard to overall nutritional health." - Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

"This is a collection of 18 chapters on the insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system and nutrition, each worthy of attention. The book is thoughtfully organized into five major sections. ... In summary, this is a significant book that carefully explores and shapes a better understanding of nutrition in health and disease. It is an excellent resource, deserving of a place at all reference libraries and for everyone involved with nutrition care and research." (James C. M. Chan, Pediatric Nephrology, April, 2006)

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