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Vitamin D

Vitamin D

David Feldman | J. Wesley Pike | Francis H. Glorieux


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Vitamin D, a steroid hormone, has mainly been known for its effects on bone and osteoporosis. The current therapeutic practices expand into such markets as cancer research, pediatrics, nephrology, dermatology, immunology, and genetics. This second edition includes over 100 chapters covering everything from chemistry and metabolism to mechanisms of action, diagnosis and management, new analogs, and emerging therapies. This complete reference works is a must have resource for anyone working in endocrinology, osteology, bone biology, or cancer research.
*Most comprehensive, up-to-date two-volume set on Vitamin D
*New chapters on squamous cell cancer, brain cancer, thyroid cancer and many more
*Further sections on emerging uses for treatments of auto-immune diseases and diabetes
*Over 600 illustrations and figures available on CD
"...half an hour's study of its pages will bring the reader closer to the facts than will hours of Web surfing."
- Martijn B. Katan, Ph.D, Wageningen University, The Netherlands for THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE (2(2005)
"...This book is invaluable to anyone who has an interst in vitamin D and should be on their bookshelf as a first-line reference."
- Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrisft (2006)
"Doody's 4-star review: An encyclopedia and thorough work -- a virtual must for most medical libraries."
- Doody's