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April 12, 2013
The McGovern Report
The story behind the first U.S. dietary guidelines explains why to this day the decades of science supporting a more plant-based diet have yet to fully translate into public policy.
March 15, 2013
Prunes vs. Metamucil vs. Vegan Diet
The average number of bowel movements a week is compared between those eating prunes, those taking a fiber supplement, and those eating a strictly plant-based diet.
September 25, 2012
IGF-1 as One-Stop Cancer Shop
Insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) is a natural human growth hormone instrumental in normal growth during childhood, but in adulthood can promote abnormal growth—the proliferation, spread..
June 28, 2012
Boosting Immunity Through Diet
Inadequate fruit and vegetable intake may help explain the loss of immune function associated with aging that is linked to an increased risk of dying from pneumonia and influenza.
February 9, 2012
New Vitamin B12 Test
Who should get tested for vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency and which is the best test to use: serum B12, methylmalonic acid (MMA), or holotranscobalamin levels?
February 8, 2012
Daily Source of Vitamin B12
Fortified foods such as some breakfast cereals and types of nutritional yeast can provide another cholesterol-free source of vitamin B12.
February 7, 2012
Cheapest Source of Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) supplementation can cost as little as $2 a year.
February 6, 2012
Safest Source of B12
Since foods are effectively a package deal, what is the best way to get vitamin B12 (cobalamin)?
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