A new study has linked Vitamin D to the reduction of chronic pain.* A lack of Vitamin D can lead to fractures, muscle weakness, osteopenia, osteoporosis, common cancers, cardiovascular diseases, autoimmune diseases, and infectious diseases.  The recommended intake for adults of Vitamin D is 2000 IU per day most adults have an intake of 230 IU per day. A study by Michael W. Hooten, M.D. and the Mayo Comprehensive Pain [...]
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A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition researched the association between zinc and pneumonia in the elderly. Zinc has been known be important in the immune system, but this specific link had not been researched.* Over one year, this double-blind, placebo-controlled study included 33 nursing homes in Boston, Massachusetts.  All were given vitamin E and 50% of the recommended dietary allowance of essential vitamins and minerals, [...]
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A number of recent studies have shown a positive link between omega-3 and heart health. A new study, published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, studied a specific association between omega-3 and elasticity of large arteries in overweight hypertensive patients.* Fifty-two overweight hypertensive patients participated in this study. Twenty-six were given fish-oil capsules, while the other 26 were given placebos.  After 8 weeks, researchers found that the large artery [...]
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