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Zinc supplement boosts serum zinc, immunity in older people

Researchers at Tufts University reported a small trial in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition to suggest that taking zinc supplements can help boost zinc

Magnesium and Health: The Whole Truth About These Supplements

Quick Facts About Magnesium: • Magnesium is required for the synthesis of DNA, RNA, protein, and glutathione. • Magnesium deviancy can cause a cell that breaks down bones ...
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Dietary selenium may lower cancer risk

Tuesday Feb 23, 2016 (foodconsumer.org) -- A meta-analysis of data from 69 previous studies suggests high concentrations of selenium in the blood may help reduce ...
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Selenium bad for prostate cancer patients

Monday Nov 23, 2015 (foodconsumer.org) -- Often times, selenium is considered a beneficial antioxidant.  But a new study suggests that prostate cancer patients should avoid ...
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Calcium, phosphorus boost lethal prostate cancer risk

Monday NOv 23, 2015 (foodconsumer.org) -- Harvard University researchers published a study suggesting that high intake of phosphorus may increase the risk of all sorts ...
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High salt can raise risk of cardiovascular disease

Sunday Nov 23 2014 (foodconsumer.org) -- High salt is known to be a risk factor for high blood pressure.  A report published in Current Opinion ...
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Prenatal iron deficiency a risk for autism?

Friday Oct 3, 2014 (foodconsumer.org) -- A new study suggests that pregnant women need to take prenatal multivitamin with iron to reduce the risk of ...
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Zinc supplements not good for those using steroid therapy

Tuesday Sep 30, 2014 (foodconsumer.org) -- It is not a good idea to take zinc supplements during prolonged steroid therapy as a new study suggests ...
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Calcium supplements may cut death risk in type 2 diabetes mellitus

Researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston Salem, NC conducted a study and found evidence suggesting that calcium supplements may decrease mortality in ...
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Moringa oleifera supplement good source of iron

Which iron supplement should you take to correct iron deficiency?   A new study suggests that a dietary supplement made of Moringa oleifera leaves could ...
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