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Detecting deficiencies: New strategy could speed up mass testing of vitamin and mineral levels

Posted October 27, 2013

Analysing levels of proteins in blood could be used to estimate levels of essential vitamins and minerals without directly testing for each nutritional factor, according to new research that suggests the use of mass spectrometry to rapidly detect nutritional deficiencies.

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New Testing Strategy Detects Population-Wide Vitamin, Mineral Deficiencies

Posted October 25, 2013

Johns Hopkins researchers have demonstrated that levels of certain proteins in the bloodstream may be used to estimate levels of essential vitamins and minerals without directly testing for each nutritional factor. The team’s use of a new strategy allowed them to indirectly measure amounts of multiple nutrients in multiple people at the same time, an advance that should make it possible in the future to rapidly detect nutritional deficiencies of an entire population, apply remediation efforts and test their worth within months instead of years.

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Researchers find way to measure diabetes heart risks that aren’t the same for every patient

Posted December 21, 2012

If you have type 2 diabetes, you probably already know your risk for heart disease is higher than that of a non-diabetic. Researchers now suggest diabetes heart risks aren’t the same for everyone living with the disease, challenging the notion that all patients should be given the same types of therapy.

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How Not To Put On Weight During Thanksgiving – 15 Useful Suggestions

Posted April 30, 2012

Nutritionists estimate that the average Thanksgiving meal ranges from 3,000 to 5,000 calories. If our daily needs should not exceed between 1,600 to 2,400 calories, it is not surprising that people complain about weight gain during the holidays. However, it is not the meal’s core that makes you put on the pounds, but rather the nice trimmings and goodies that come with it.

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