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Do your supplements contain toxic chromium?

Thursday Aug 14, 2014 (foodconsumer.org) -- Chromium VI is known to be toxic.  But a new study suggests that chromium III, which is commonly used

Magnesium supplements help physical performance in elderly women

Friday Aug 1, 2014 (foodconsumer.org) -- A new trial study led by scientists at University of Padova in Padova, Italy suggests that taking oral magnesium ...
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Which iron supplement is better for iron deficiency anemia?

Thursday July 24, 2014 (foodconsumer.org) -- A new study shows that ferrous iron supplements were more effective than ferric ion supplements at treating iron deficiency ...
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Iodine may alleviate swelling in retinitis pigmentosa patients' retinas

Contact: Mary LeachMary_Leach@meei.harvard.eduMassachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary  Iodine may alleviate swelling in retinitis pigmentosa patients' retinas Findings online in JAMA Ophthalmology Boston – Cystoid macular edema (CME) is ...
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Iodine may alleviate swelling in retinitis pigmentosa patients' retinas

Contact: Mary LeachMary_Leach@meei.harvard.eduMassachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary  Iodine may alleviate swelling in retinitis pigmentosa patients' retinas Findings online in JAMA Ophthalmology Boston – Cystoid macular edema (CME) is ...
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Potassium supplements may increase survival in patients taking diuretics for heart failure

Contact: Steve Graffstephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu215-349-5653University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine  Potassium supplements may increase survival in patients taking diuretics for heart failure Survival benefit increases with diuretic dosage PHILADELPHIA—Researchers from ...
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Zinc supplements maintain cognitive function in Alzheimer's disease

Thursday Jly 17, 2014 (foodconsumer.org) -- Doctors say there is no cure for Alzheimer's disease and researchers say nearly 100% of experimental drugs do not ...
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Zinc supplementation may help fight depression

Tuesday July 15, 2014 (foodconsumer.org) -- A new study suggests that taking zinc supplements may reduce risk of depression.  The study based on data from ...
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Seaweed supplements help iodine deficiency

Combet et al. at University of Glasgow in Glasgow G31 2ER, UK recently published a study in British Journal of Nutrition suggesting seaweed supplementation can ...
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Calcium Makes for an Environmentally Friendly Pickle

By Kim Kaplan July 7, 2014 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have developed a way to help pickle producers replace most of their pickling salt with calcium chloride. ...
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