About the Author
Gerald F. Combs, Jr. is internationally recognized as a leader in Nutrition, having published widely and conducted research ranging from fundamental studies with cultured cells and animal models to human metabolic and clinical investigations. His specialties include the metabolism and health roles of minerals and vitamins, and the linkages of agriculture and human health in national development. He has published more than 300 scientific papers and reviews and 14 books, and is an Emeritus Professor of Nutrition at Cornell University. James P. McClung, Ph.D., is a nutritional biochemist whose past and current research focuses on micronutrient nutrition at both the basic and applied levels. He has expertise in the areas of iron, selenium, and zinc nutrition. Ongoing experiments in his laboratory include studies investigating the impact of poor iron status on health and performance in both humans and animals. Dr. McClung currently serves on the editorial boards of a number of leading nutrition journals, including Advances in Nutrition and the British Journal of Nutrition. He received his B.S. and M.S. from the University of New Hampshire and his Ph.D. from Cornell University.