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Proc Nutr Soc. 2007 Nov;66(4):512-21.

Mining the depths: metabolic insights into mineral nutrition.

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MRC Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Cambridge CB1 9NL and MRC Keneba, The Gambia. ann.prentice@mrc-hnr.cam.ac.uk

Abstract

2006 marked the centenary of the birth of Dr Elsie Widdowson, a pioneer of nutrition science. One of the hallmarks of Elsie Widdowson's research was an integrative approach that recognised the importance of investigating the mechanisms underpinning a public health or clinical issue at all levels, looking into the physiology, comparative biology, intermediate metabolism and basic science. The theme of the present lecture, given in celebration of the work of Dr Widdowson, is mineral nutrition, with a particular focus on Ca, P and vitamin D. The contributions of Dr Widdowson to the early understanding of mineral nutrition are reviewed and the latest scientific findings in this rapidly-expanding field of research are presented.

PMID:
17961272
PMCID:
PMC2755802
DOI:
10.1017/S0029665107005836
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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