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Causal link found between vitamin D, serotonin synthesis and autism in new study

Posted February 27, 2014

Serotonin and vitamin D have been proposed to play a role in autism, however, no causal mechanism has been established. Now, researchers show that serotonin, oxytocin, and vasopressin, three brain hormones that affect social behavior related to autism, are all activated by vitamin D hormone. Supplementation with vitamin D and tryptophan would be a practical and affordable solution to help prevent autism and possibly ameliorate some symptoms of the disorder.

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Sesame Oil As A Source Of Nutrition

Posted April 30, 2012

A healthy diet is one that is low in saturated fat. However, a very low fat diet may not provide the body with the essential fats it requires. According to the American Dietetic Association, a woman should have a daily intake of 70 g of fat, while a man should have 95 g. One tbsp. of sesame oil has 14 g of total fat, of which 2 g is saturated, 6 g is polyunsaturated and 5 g is monounsaturated. It also contains 120 calories.

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