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  • Trans Fat, Saturated Fat, and Cholesterol: Tolerable Upper Intake of Zero
    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...
  • Resolving the Vitamin D-Bate
    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.
  • How the Institute of Medicine Arrived at Their Vitamin D Recommendation
    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?
  • Vitamin D and Mortality May Be a U-shaped Curve
    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.
  • Is Vitamin D the New Vitamin E?
    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...
  • Evolutionary Argument for Optimal Vitamin D Level
    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?
  • Vitamin D Recommendations Changed
    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.
  • Good, Great, Bad, & Killer Fats
    Good, Great, Bad, & Killer Fats
    Avoiding trans fats doesn't just mean staying away from junk food.
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