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Eat Your Veggies to Decrease Your Risk of Breast Cancer

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

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 Phosphatidyl L-Serine Help Children with ADHD?

Can a Multivitamin with Phosphatidyl 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

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

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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CoQ10 and Omega-3 Linked to Reduced Risk of Prostate Cancer

CoQ10 and Omega-3 Linked to Reduced Risk of Prostate Cancer

A recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that daily supplementation of CoQ10 and omega-3 significantly reduced the levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA) by 30% and 33% respectively in a group of 504 healthy men. Since increased blood serum levels of PSA are associated with an increased incidence of prostate cancer,…
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Watermelon Helps Relieve Muscle Soreness After Exercise

Watermelon Helps Relieve Muscle Soreness After Exercise

In addition to being a refreshing summer fruit, watermelon can apparently relieve muscle soreness after vigorous exercise. Scientists in Spain performed in vitro and in vivo experiments that led them to this conclusion. Watermelon is rich in an amino acid called citrulline, first isolated in 1914. Individuals with rheumatoid arthritis often have antibodies to proteins…
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DHA Supplementation During Infancy Improves Performance in Early School Years

DHA Supplementation During Infancy Improves Performance in Early School Years

The importance of omega-3 fatty acids in brain development and in healthy brain function is well recognized1. Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), a major lipid found in the brain, is essential for healthy brain function. Low brain DHA in animals leads to impaired learning and behaviour. In human infants, DHA is essential for development of vision and…
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Why Your Calcium Supplement Needs to Also Contain Vitamin K2

Why Your Calcium Supplement Needs to Also Contain Vitamin K2

From an early age, women have it drilled into their heads that they, more so than men, are vulnerable to depleted bone mass after menopause and so they must make sure they get enough calcium to protect them from this condition, called osteoporosis. Postmenopausal osteoporosis creates a high risk of bone fractures later in life….
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Is the Cyanocobalamin Form of Vitamin B12 Toxic?

Is the Cyanocobalamin Form of Vitamin B12 Toxic?

Vitamin B12 used in supplements can come in many different forms, such as cyanocobalamin, methylcobalamin, adenosylcobalamin and hydroxicobalamin. Of those, cyanocobalamin, is by far the most commonly used one. In fact, over 65% of the multivitamin supplements we’ve analysed contain vitamin B12 in this form. Unfortunately, during absorption by the digestive system, cyanocobalamin has a…
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Want More Energy and Mental Alertness? Take Your Multivitamin Daily

Want More Energy and Mental Alertness? Take Your Multivitamin Daily

Do you feel tired during the day and have trouble staying focused? According to the findings of study conducted at the University of Melbourne and the Swineburne University of Technology in Australia taking a multivitamin may help1. This study used a randomized control methodology, in which 116 subjects were assigned to either a group that…
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D is for Diabetes – Lack of Vitamin D Increases Your Risk of Diabetes 3.5 Times

D is for Diabetes – Lack of Vitamin D Increases Your Risk of Diabetes 3.5 Times

Not only are you at higher (3.5X) risk of diabetes if you don’t get enough vitamin D1, but low levels of this essential nutrient may damage your blood vessels, as well. On the plus side, new research shows that this effect may be reversible by taking vitamin D supplements2. People with healthy levels of vitamin…
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Looking for Happiness? Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

Looking for Happiness? Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

Scientists have confirmed that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables makes people more energetic, happier and calmer. So says Dr Tamlin Conner of the Department of Psychology at Otago University. In a study published in the British Journal of Health Psychology, Dr. Conner and her team explored the relationship between mood and food. Dr…
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Did You Know That Vitamin B2 Can Be Used as Food Coloring?

Did You Know That Vitamin B2 Can Be Used as Food Coloring?

Because of its bright yellow-orange color, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) is also used as a food coloring. It is actually commonly found in candy. Because of its beneficial effect this vitamin is also used to fortify some foods, such as baby foods, breakfast cereals, pastas, sauces, processed cheese, fruit drinks, vitamin-enriched milk products, and some energy drinks….
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What is the Most Effective Form of Vitamin C?

What is the Most Effective Form of Vitamin C?

Often when people hear about nanotechnology and nutritional supplements, they have concerns about consuming “engineered” products. If this is a concern for you, take some time to learn what nanotechnology is and how using it in vitamin supplements increases the benefits for you, the consumer. Once you learn about the science used to create nano…
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