By Connie M. Weaver, Robert P. Heaney
This complete overview of the nation of our wisdom bearing on calcium not just demonstrates its value to human well-being, but in addition defines its many complicated roles. The authors summarize the newest easy clinical info at the mobile and metabolic services of calcium, explaining the top suggestions for competently measuring its bioavailability, absorption, and kinetics, and displaying that calcium deficiency is an enormous challenge whereas calcium extra an extraordinary one. additionally they learn the complicated law of calcium absorption, distribution, and excretion, in addition to the a number of interactions of diet/lifestyle, and actual job in calcium homeostasis. Their dialogue of the explicit roles of calcium in various medical disorders-osteoporosis, oral healthiness, weight problems, reproductive issues, and the metabolic syndrome-provides new insights and increases new questions. The complicated alterations in calcium and phosphate law that happen in renal ailment and the capability position of calcium in high blood pressure and vascular affliction also are addressed.
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Calcium in Human Health by Connie M. Weaver, Robert P. Heaney