Category Archives: Nutrition

Vitamin D and the nursing mother

Share/Bookmark Everyone seems to agree that vitamin D is important throughout life. This is certainly as true in the first year of life as it is later on. For it is during the first year that, in addition to its … Continue reading

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Pellagra and the Four Ds

Share/Bookmark 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the war on pellagra, a war that lasted nearly 25 of those years before victory could finally be declared. You have not heard of the war on pellagra? The celebration is not on … Continue reading

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Some Rules for Studies Evaluating Nutrient Effects

Share/Bookmark The field of nutrition is confronting a strange paradox. On the one hand, nutrients are substances provided by the environment which an organism needs for the optimal functioning of its various physiological systems. In other words, a nutrient produces … Continue reading

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