Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/6/2012
Publication Date: 9/26/2013
Citation: Combs, G.F. 2013. Geological impacts on nutrition. Selinus O., editor. Essentials of Medical Geology Revised Edition. Springer Science+Business Media Dordecht., p. 179-194.
Technical Abstract: This chapter reviews the nutritional roles of mineral elements, as part of a volume on health implications of geology. The chapter addresses the absorption and post-absorptive utilization of the nutritionally essential minerals, including their physiological functions and quantitative requirements. It also addresses the actions of other mineral elements that have been shown to be biologically active.