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Potassium plus ascorbic acid kill breast cancer more effectively ***

Saturday Bov 10, 2016 (foodconsumer.org) -- A study released in 2016 in Oncology Letters indicates that potassium bicarbonate may boost the anticancer effect of ascorbic
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Does selenium increase risk of diabetes mellitus?

A case-control study finds higher serum levels of selenium in patients with diagnosed diabetes mellitus than that in patients without the disease. The study finds those ...
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Folic acid may negate 5-fluorouracil in treating colon cancer

Friday Nov 09, 2016 (foodconsumer.org)- Folic acid is added to many foods in the name of protecting against birth defects.  Folic acid (folate) supplements are ...
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Selenium may prevent aggressive prostate cancer

Thursday Oct 20, 2016 (foodconsumer.org) -- Naomi E. Allen at University of Oxford in Oxford, UK and colleagues conducted a study and found that long ...
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Potassium intake lowers kidney stone risk

Dietary Protein and Potassium, Diet–Dependent Net Acid Load, and Risk of Incident Kidney Stones PM Ferraro, EI Mandel, GC Curhan… - Clinical Journal of the …, 2016 - ...
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Iron may affect gestational diabetes mellitus risk

Saturday May 28, 2016 (foodconsumer.org) -- A new study led by researchers at Boston University suggests that high preconceptional intake of heme iron, which can ...
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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 ...
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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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