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Dietary intake of minerals

Dietary intake of minerals

Zand Fard, Nazanin, Christides, Tatiana and Loughrill, Emma (2015) Dietary intake of minerals. Handbook of Mineral Elements in Food. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, pp. 23-39. ISBN 9781118654361 (doi:10.1002/9781118654316.ch2)

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Abstract

Essential elements are crucial for the interaction between genetic and physiological factors. If a dietary deficiency of these elements exists, it will lead to physiological and structural abnormalities that are preventable and which may be reversed by administration of the element. However, there are two aspects to the nutritional imbalance spectrum: (i) low intake resulting in deficiencies and (ii) high intake resulting in potential toxicity. This chapter focuses on the role of selected essential and trace- element components of foods and the recommended daily intake for different groups of age and sex, as well as the bioavailability and nutrient interactions in food.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: bioavailability; diet; essential; trace and toxic elements; infant; nutrient interaction
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Department of Life & Sports Sciences
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2016 09:13
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/14380

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