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Title Iron deficiency and overload : from basic biology to clinical medicine / edited by Shlomo Yehuda, David I. Mostofsky
Published New York, N.Y. : Humana Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 371 pages) : illustrations (some color), portraits
Series Nutrition and health
Nutrition and health (Totowa, N.J.)
Contents The cellular physiology of iron -- Regulation of iron absorption and distribution -- The role of hepcidin in iron homeostasis -- Iron as nutrient: strategies for iron acquisition and usage by pathogenic microorganisms -- Iron as a drug and drug-drug interactions -- Iron deficiency and excess in the brain: implications for cognitive impairment and neurodegeneration -- Brain iron deposition in aging and disease: role of HO-1 -- Iron deficiency and neuropharmacology -- Peripheral effects of iron deficiency -- Iron-metabolism in neurons of the motor system of the central nervous system: lessons from iron deficiency and overloading pathologies -- The effects of brain iron deficiency on cognitive and behavioral aspects -- Stress, immunology, and cytokines -- MRI of brain iron and neurodegenerative disease: a potential biomarker -- Alzheimer's dementia -- Inherited disorders of brain iron homeostasis -- Iron and heart disease: a review of the epidemiologic data -- Global concept of iron deficiency -- Nutritional iron deficiency in early childhood -- Iron and women's health
Summary Iron deficiency is ever-present among all populations throughout the world irrespective of race, culture, or ethnic background. Even with the latest advances in medicine, improved nutrition, and the ready availability of cheap oral iron, there is still no satisfactory explanation for the widespread occurrence of iron deficiency or for the absence of an effective treatment. Iron Deficiency and Overload: From Biology to Clinical Medicine is an important new text that provides a timely review of the latest science concerning iron metabolism as well as practical, data-driven options to manage at-risk populations with the best accepted therapeutic nutritional interventions. This volume contains the latest data on the importance of iron in the development of the brain and optimal cognitive function. Chapter topics reflect the excitement in current theoretical development and laboratory activity in this area. The distinguished authors address their presentations to professionals and graduate students who need to be better informed about the concepts, methodologies, and current status of the field. Iron Deficiency and Overload: From Biology to Clinical Medicine is an essential text that presents a sampling of the major issues in iron research, from the most basic research level to human applications
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Iron deficiency diseases.
Iron -- Metabolism.
Iron -- Metabolism -- Disorders -- Nutritional aspects.
Iron -- deficiency.
Iron Overload.
Iron, Dietary.
Form Electronic book
Author Yehuda, Shlomo.
Mostofsky, David I.
LC no. 2009931203
ISBN 9781597454629