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On November 30, 2010 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued a new report from an expert panel on how much vitamin D people of various ages need. On the one hand the report was a step in the right direction as it increased the recommended level of Vitamin D for...
 
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Elevated levels of homocysteine (Hcy) in the blood have been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Low levels of vitamins B-6, B-12, and folate can contribute to elevated levels of Hcy leading to hopes that supplements of these 3 B- vitamins might reduce...
 
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Calcium supplements have is modest at best.1 The safety of long been advocated as a way to reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Millions of American women and many men have been taking calcium supple- ments for many years hopeful that they will cut their risk of osteoporotic fractures. While the bulk of the data suggests calcium supplements ... Calcium Supplements Not What You Think
 
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Buy Red: A Closer Look at Anthocyanins Anthocyanins are water-soluble plant pigments in the flavinoid class of phytochemicals or plant chemicals. These healthful pigments can appear purple, red, blue, and almost black depending on their concentration and pH. They give eggplants, purple cabbage, purple grapes, cherries, strawberries and blackberries much...
 
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For many years there has been growing evidence that eating more fruits and vegetables reduces the risk of cancer, heart disease and other chronic ills. Carotenoids are plant chemicals with anti-oxidant properties that give many fruits and vegetables their yel- low, orange and red color. For several years beta-carotene...