Fundamentals of Human Nutrition/History of Vitamins and Minerals

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History of Vitamins and Minerals[edit]

Chapter 6 covers the history of vitamins and minerals and their scientific discovery. Students will learn about the early understanding of nutrition and disease and barriers to discovery of nutrients. This chapter illustrates the parallel between economic conditions and prevalence of nutrition related disease, as well as the conflicting developments in medical and nutritional science.[edit]

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