Pinar Erkekoglu

Hacettepe University

Pınar Erkekoglu graduated from TED Ankara College, Hacettepe University Faculty of Pharmacy (BS) and Anadolu University Public Relations School (BS). She is working as an associate professor at Hacettepe University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Toxicology. She completed a part of her Ph.D. studies on phthalates and oxidative stress in Grenoble, France, in Universite Joseph Fourier and CEA/INAC/LAN after receiving a full scholarship from both the European Union Erasmus Scholarship Program and from Commissariat à l\'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA). She received her Ph.D. degree in 2009. She worked as a post-doc visiting associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Biological Engineering Department during 2011–2012. She gave lectures as invited speaker in many congresses. Her main interests are the reproductive disorders, endocrine diseases, and oxidative stress induced by endocrine-disrupting chemicals, particularly by phthalates, the protective role of selenium against oxidative stress, poisonings, antidote treatments and the toxic effects of aromatic amines. She is also the Board Member of Hacettepe University Vaccine Institute. Pınar Erkekoglu has published more than 120 papers in national and international peer-reviewed journals. She is a European Registered Toxicologist (ERT) since 2014.

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Intake of a sufficient diet will provide an individual to live a healthy and functional life. However, poor intake of different nutritional components, such as proteins, vitamins, minerals, and trace elements, may lead to health problems that can cause morbidity and finally mortality. Assessment of nutritional status involves physical examination, comprehensive evaluation of biochemical tests, body composition, and organ functions. Both high and low intake of nutritional elements may lead to significant health impairment. The main aim of the book Nutritional Deficiency is to determine the relationships between nutritional status and general health. The authors, who are contributing to the book, particularly focused on iron, vitamin D, and zinc deficiencies, which are global health problems. Besides, some chapters mention the impact of different nutritional deficiencies in susceptible periods of life, such as pregnancy and elderly. Besides, as a result of these deficiencies, different health conditions, such as depression, anemia, loss of neuronal plasticity, and cancer, are widely scrutinized in the book. One chapter mainly focuses on the effects of disasters on nutrition and disaster-caused malnutrition in underdeveloped countries. This book will widen the knowledge store of the readers on the effects of nutrition on general health, how nutritional deficiencies arise when there is a health problem, and how the nutritional status affects susceptible populations.

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