Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Mineral Deficiencies

Gyula Mozsik

University of Pécs


Calcium Iron Magnesium Potassium Sodium Zinc Diagnostic tools Treatments Food Fortification Malnutrition Metabolic Disorders Lifestyle

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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.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: May 26th 2020

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: August 15th 2020

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: November 3rd 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: January 2nd 2021

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About the editor

Gyula Mozsik

University of Pécs

Gyula Mózsik, MD,PhD, ScD(med) is a professor emeritus of medicine at First Department of Medicine, Univesity of Pécs, Hungary. He was head of the Department from 1993 to 2003. His specializations are medicine, gastroenterology, clinical pharmacology, clinical nutrition. His research fields are biochemical and molecular pharmacological studies in gastrointestinal tract, clinical pharmacological and clinical nutritional studies, clinical genetic studies, and innovative pharmacological and nutritional (dietetical) research in new drug production and food production. He published around 360 peer-reviewed papers, 196 book chapters, 692 abstracts, 19 monographs, 32 edited books. He organized 38 national and international (in Croatia ,France, Romania, Italy, U.S.A., Japan) congresses /Symposia. He received the Andre Robert’s award from the International Union of Pharmacology, Gastrointestinal Section (2014). Fourteen of his students were appointed as full professors in Cuba, Egypt and Hungary.

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