The use of nutritional supplements in the United States is exploding, with recent estimates suggesting that over half the population uses some type of dietary aid. It's important for physicians and nutritionists to understand the health implications of these products. This new book provides a valuable review of the most current scientific information on vitamins and nutritionally relevant minerals and their roles in health and disease. Synthesizing an extensive amount of clinical research, the book provides a well-organized, single-volume reference on the science of optimal nutrition levels. For each micronutrient, you'll find information on function, deficiency, recommended daily allowance, disease prevention and treatment, sources, and safety issues. Every chapter has been peer-reviewed by a recognized expert in the field, and the book has been endorsed by the internationally acclaimed Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. Here is the scientifically accurate guide to vitamins and minerals that every physician, allied health care practitioner, and nutritionist needs to have in their professional library. Expand your knowledge of this rapidly growing field - order your copy today!The most current scientific material organized in a convenient single-volume resourceClear monographs of the 27 most popular vitamins and mineralClinically valuable appendices on drug-nutrient interactions and nutrient-nutrient interactions'Quick Reference to Diseases'--helping you locate information about a specific condition Includes the 'Linus Pauling Institute Recommendations' for intake, including standards for older adults--especially valuable as the population continues to age.