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Calcium Hunger: Behavioral and Biological Regulation

Calcium Hunger: Behavioral and Biological Regulation

by Jay Schulkin
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This book brings together the behavioral, physiological, and neuroendocrine regulation of calcium. An understanding of how the brain orchestrates whole-body demands for calcium is introduced. The approach is one in which behavior in addition to physiology serves bodily maintenance. The book links basic and clinical literature surrounding calcium homeostasis, as a wide variety of clinical syndromes are tied to calcium metabolism. Because calcium is so important during life stages particular to women, an emphasis is placed on the relevance of calcium to women's health throughout the book, though not exclusively since calcium is fundamental to both sexes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521795517
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/30/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Behavioral regulation of the internal milieu; 2. Behavioral/gustatory regulation of calcium; 3. Gender differences in calcium regulation; 4. Neural and endocrine regulation of calcium ingestion; 5. Nutritional issues, bodily health, and calcium regulation over the life cycle; Conclusion; References; Appendix; Index.

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