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December 23, 2011
Trans Fat, Saturated Fat, and Cholesterol: Tolerable Upper Intake of Zero
The intake of trans fats which come mostly from junk food and animal products, saturated fat mostly from dairy products and chicken, and cholesterol coming mostly from eggs and chicken should be as...
December 14, 2011
Resolving the Vitamin D-Bate
Why the current vitamin D recommendations may be too low, other expert recommendations may be too high, and 2000 international units a day may be just right.
December 13, 2011
How the Institute of Medicine Arrived at Their Vitamin D Recommendation
The latest revision of the official vitamin D recommendations were based on the body's reaction to protect bone health, but what about the other three dozen affected organs?
December 8, 2011
Vitamin D and Mortality May Be a U-shaped Curve
Vitamin D deficiency may shorten one's lifespan, but getting too much vitamin D may also adversely affect longevity.
December 7, 2011
Is Vitamin D the New Vitamin E?
The Institute of Medicine's conservative position on vitamin D is understandable given the history of hyped vitamin supplements (vitamin A, beta carotene, folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E) that...
December 6, 2011
Evolutionary Argument for Optimal Vitamin D Level
Should the vitamin D levels found in lifeguards be considered the norm for our species given the fact that we evolved running around naked all day in equatorial Africa?
December 5, 2011
Vitamin D Recommendations Changed
The Institute of Medicine tripled their official vitamin D recommendation based on target blood levels that indicate a large percentage of the U.S. population is deficient.
September 7, 2010
Good, Great, Bad, & Killer Fats
Avoiding trans fats doesn't just mean staying away from junk food.
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