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Vitamin D

  • 5-Essential Vitamins and Minerals for Sickle Cell Anaemia

    5 Essential Vitamins and Minerals for Sickle Cell Anaemia

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr September 2, 2021

    Have you been searching the Internet for the essential vitamins and minerals you need to maintain your health and lower your risk of developing another sickle crisis? Look no further. I’ve got you! The five essential vitamins and minerals people with sickle cell anaemia need include vitamin A, vitamin D, magnesium, selenium, and zinc. And while they’re not a vitamin or mineral, omega-3 fats are also crucial.  Don’t rush to…

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  • This Vitamin May Protect Women Against Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr August 28, 2021

    Eating vitamin D-rich foods may protect young women against early-onset colorectal cancer (CRC), a new observational study finds.  Women under age 50 who consumed at least 11.25 mcg (450 IU) of vitamin D daily had a 49% lower risk of early-onset colorectal cancer than those consuming less than 7.5 mcg (300 IU). Moreover, food-derived vitamin D was more protective against colorectal cancer than supplements-derived vitamin D.  The study, “Total Vitamin D…

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  • Vitamin D: What You Need to Know

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr August 16, 2021

    Here’s what you need to know about the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that functions as a hormone – a compound that is manufactured in one part of the body and travels through the bloodstream to affect another organ or tissue.  Vitamin D is unique because it is the only vitamin your body can produce upon exposure to ultraviolet light. When ultraviolet B (UVB) rays…

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