Vitamin Deficiencies and Excesses

  • Govind A. Dhopeshwarkar


The outstanding achievement of nutritional science has been the discovery of about 50 nutrients essential for man. In 1903, F. Gowland Hopkins recognized the need of organic growth factors now known as vitamins. Sixteen different vitamins have been discovered followed by isolation, elucidation of the structure, and in most cases synthesis of these substances. Identification of the role of vitamins as coenzymes was a major step in the understanding of their role in metabolism and physiology. This has been termed a golden era of nutritional research.


Folic Acid Flavine Adenine Dinucleotide Folic Acid Deficiency Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide Thiamine Deficiency 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Govind A. Dhopeshwarkar
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  1. 1.School of Public HealthLate of University of California at Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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