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Low Vitamin D Levels May Place Pregnant Women and Newborns at Risk of Complications

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Low Vitamin D Levels May Place Pregnant Women and Newborns at Risk of Complications

Clearly, pregnant women do not have enough to worry about. Unlike the mothers of children in the Baby Boomer generation, today’s expectant moms have to quit smoking, avoid alcohol and stop eating an ever-lengthening list of foods, from swordfish to pate and blue cheese. Now, according to the British Medical Journal, they also need to…
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New Help for Asthma Sufferers – Can Ginger Help You Breathe Easier?

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New Help for Asthma Sufferers – Can Ginger Help You Breathe Easier?

Asthmatics have a hard time being happy. Spring and summer bring pollen, pollution, coughs, wheezes and sneezes. Winter time is a drag because low temperatures and rainy weather bring the same thing. For only a few short weeks of the year, people with asthma enjoy having nothing to complain about. In addition to being a…
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Lycopene – The Secret Ingredient That Can Prolong Your Life

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Lycopene – The Secret Ingredient That Can Prolong Your Life

If you want to forestall the signs of aging and prevent chronic health problems like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and heart disease, you could move to Italy, where the standard diet includes regular consumption of processed tomato-based pasta sauces. Alternatively, you could stay right where you are and incorporate plenty of processed tomatoes in your diet….
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Infographic: 68% of U.S. Adults Take Nutritional Supplements

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Infographic: 68% of U.S. Adults Take Nutritional Supplements

If you are taking supplements on a daily basis, you are not alone. In the past four years, the annual survey by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) showed a steady increase in the number of people taking nutritional supplements. Since 2009, these numbers have gradually increased by 3% to reach 68%. This online survey…
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Eat Your Veggies to Decrease Your Risk of Breast Cancer

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Eat Your Veggies to Decrease Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Scientists have long speculated that fruits and vegetables lower breast cancer risk, and new research has provided insight into a particular type of breast cancer. Eating fresh produce was found to decrease certain type of breast cancer classified as estrogen receptor-negative (ER-). Although there is no current scientific link between eating lots of fruits and…
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Vitamin B12 Deficiency Associated with Memory Loss

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Vitamin B12 Deficiency Associated with Memory Loss

If you’re having trouble remembering where you put the car keys this morning, you may want to consider taking a vitamin B12 with that morning cup of coffee. Recently, a group of researchers from Tufts University found that older people with a vitamin B12 deficiency had more trouble with mental processes associated with cognitive actions….
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Can a Multivitamin with Phosphatidy-L-Serine Help Children with ADHD?

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Can a Multivitamin with Phosphatidy-L-Serine Help Children with ADHD?

Individuals with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have difficulty in effectively filtering the constant barrage of stimuli received day in, day out. Consequently, they lose focus as they attempt to pay attention to too many things at once. Children and young adults with ADHD frequently display the following symptoms: Hyperactivity – inability to sit still and…
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What Parents Can Do to Control Cholesterol in Teens

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What Parents Can Do to Control Cholesterol in Teens

Plaques that can cause heart attacks and strokes in adulthood begin as fatty streaks in the arterial walls during childhood. These fatty streaks develop into full-blown heart disease in adulthood. While these changes typically reach their peaks over the age of sixty, doctors are now beginning to see abnormal lipid profiles in teenagers. Cholesterol and…
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Infographic: 20 Calcium Rich Foods That Should be Part of Your Diet

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Infographic: 20 Calcium Rich Foods That Should be Part of Your Diet

Calcium is one of the most important nutrients for our health. Everyone knows that it helps us build strong bones and enables us to avoid osteoporosis. But this mineral does much more than that. Did you know that calcium is necessary to maintain regular heartbeat, tense and relax your muscles, and even enables your organs to receive signals from your brain? In order…
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