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Vitamin D,Miracle drug?

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The New York Times of February 1, 2010, ran an article titled “Vitamin D: Miracle Drug: Is it science, or just talk?” The author writes, “But don’t start gobbling down vitamin D supplements just yet. The excitement about their health potential is still far ahead of the science. Although numerous studies have been promising, there […] Read more »

AJCN July, 2009

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AJCN July, 2009 – SUMMARY
This is another issue packed with wonderful reminders and revelations about the benefits of a healthy diet. To remember why so much is now being discovered, please review the omics revolution. Also please read […] Read more »

J Nutrition July, 2009

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J Nutrition July, 2009 – SUMMARY – See SYNOPSES and links after summary.
Getting milk fat has benefits –
1. CLAs (in milk fat) reduce adipose tissue
2. CLAs reduce body fat
3. Lessons from the Bovine Genome – DNA sequence of cow helps explain the unifying nutritional functions of milk.
What to eat – 4. Folate […] Read more »

AJCN March, 2009

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SUMMARY – It took more than usual to summarize all of the relevant nutrition news this month.
1. SYMPOSIUM: MATERNAL AND CHILD MENTAL HEALTH
Introduction – in some countries, rates of undernutrition approach 50%…Suggestive evidence for the role of nutrients in maternal and child mental health has come from the reviews of iron, zinc, and omega-3 […] Read more »

AJCN Feb, 2009

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SUMMARY –AJCN Feb, 2009 – The February American Journal of Clinical Nutrition-lots to digest! Read the full stories with links at http://www.beloit.edu/nutrition/ln/ln09febajcn.htm.
1. IS MATERNAL SUPPLEMENTATION BENEFICIAL? Papers presented at this symposium consider 3 specific nutrients: methyl donors folate and choline, iodine, and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA; 22:6n–3), all nutrients for which there is new evidence […] Read more »

AJCN Dec, 2008 – New Year’s Resolutions I

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AJCN Dec, 2008 – The December American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has great ideas for New Year’s resolutions.
SUMMARY – RESOLVE TO TAKE A VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENT 1. Estimation of the dietary requirement for vitamin D in healthy adults – 290 TO 1,700 IU/DAY – […] Read more »

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