Dietary Phosphorus: Health, Nutrition, and Regulatory Aspects

Jaime Uribarri, Mona S Calvo

September 20, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 372 Pages - 14 Color & 29 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498706964 - CAT# K24860

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  • Offers a comprehensive review of dietary phosphorus intake from clinical nutrition science to health policy perspectives
  • Focuses on nutrition challenges, including dietary sources, bioavailability, and effects of supplements, as well as nutrition interactions with vitamins and minerals
  • Reviews phosphorus needs not only in the general population but also in specific populations at risk
  • Discusses various health risks associated with phosphorus intake including cardiovascular toxicity, kidney and bone disease, and hypertension
  • Provides detailed descriptions of regulatory challenges and environmental impacts of phosphorus


Phosphorus is an essential element occurring in most foods. In typical Western diets, it is not harmful but does adversely affect tissues in the body when given in excess or paucity. This book provides a comprehensive review of various aspects of phosphorus in relation to human nutrition.


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