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Zinc supplements help fight pneumonia in young children

Tuesday June 24, 2014 (foodconsumer.org) -- Scientists at Islamic Azad University in Qom Branch, Qom, Iran published a study suggesting that taking zinc supplements can

Sodium, magnesium linked to hypertension

Wednesday June 18, 2014 (foodconsumer.org) -- An analysis of data from the Healthy Eating Asians Remain Together study suggests that high sodium intake and low ...
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Selenium supplements prevent and treat PTSD

Tuesday June 3, 2014 (foodconsumer.org) -- A new study report reminds us that posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which develops after traumatic events may benefit from ...
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Zinc deficiency before conception disrupts fetal development

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse [email protected] State  Zinc deficiency before conception disrupts fetal development  IMAGE: Fetuses from zinc-deficient mice in the study were 38 percent smaller on average than those ...
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Women of reproductive age should take iodine supplements

Wednesday May 28, 2014 (foodconsumer.org) -- In the journal Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics issues a policy statement to urge women of reproductive age ...
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High potassium improves endothelial function

Monday May 26, 2014 (foodconsumer.org) -- A new study suggests that taking potassium supplements may improve fasting media dilation, but do not lower blood pressure. The ...
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Low Magnesium May Play Key Role in Insulin Resistance and Diabetes

By Dr. Mercola Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in your body. If you don’t have enough of it, your body simply cannot function at ...
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Iron in Meat Linked to Heart Disease

Editor's note: Iron in meat may also be associated with other diseases like cancer. Iron can promote oxidation which results in the formation of cell-damaging free radicals....
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Study: Iron consumption can increase risk for heart disease (PR)

Editor's note: High iron intake may also increase risk of cancer in men, according to some studies. Iron particularly found in hemoglobin may promote oxidation and production of harmful substances. That could in part explain why consumption of red meat is associated with increased risk of cancer and heart disease....
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Higher calcium intake may reduce body fat, mitigating genetic risk for diabetes

Contact: Nancy [email protected] Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology  Higher calcium intake may reduce body fat, mitigating genetic risk for diabetes Study shows calcium intake mitigates genetic ...
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