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CRC - Diet, Nutrients, and Bone Health

Organization: CRC
Publication Date: 11 October 2011
Page Count: 556
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Preface

This expanded and advanced treatise, Diet, Nutrients, and Bone, is a follow-up a decade and a half later of our earlier book, Calcium and Phosphorus in Health and Disease. Considerable advances in our knowledge and understanding of the roles of nutrients in skeletal development and maintenance have been made since publication of that book in 1996. The current book is an expansion of the earlier one and, in essence, an update. Several new topics, however, have been introduced, whereas greater coverage has been given to other topics. Finally, based on their own research and expertise, an impressive group of scientists has made significant contributions to this offering that is intended for graduate students and established researchers in the bone field and related areas of investigation. Public health aspects of bone health are emphasized in this book, that is, health promotion and disease prevention from a nutritional perspective.

The authors thank the following for their assistance in various aspects of this book: Boyd R. Switzer, Jean C. Brown, and the reference staff of the Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina.

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