About the book
Minerals are one of the four groups of essential nutrients, beside vitamins, essential fatty acids, and essential amino acids.
This book intends to cover major mineral deficiency problems such as calcium, iron, magnesium, sodium, potassium and zinc. These minerals have very important task either on intracellular or extracellular level as well as regulatory functions in maintaining body homeostasis.
Both macrominerals and trace minerals (microminerals) are equally important, but trace minerals are needed in smaller amounts than major minerals. The measurements of these minerals quite differ. Mineral levels depend on their uptake, metabolism, consumption, absorption, lifestyle, medical drug therapies, physical activities etc.
As a self-contained collection of scholarly papers, the book will target an audience of practicing researchers, academics, PhD students and other scientists. Since it will be published as an Open Access publication, it will allow unrestricted online access to chapters with no reading or subscription fees.