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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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    Heart Disease in Women (Subtle signs & risk factors)

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr February 28, 2021

    February is Heart Month! Here are the subtle signs and risk factors of heart disease in women. Keep reading to learn how to reduce your heart disease risk with simple diet and lifestyle changes.  Cardiovascular disease (CVD) or heart disease is a range of conditions that affect the heart. These conditions include but are not limited to coronary heart disease (CHD), atrial fibrillation, heart attack, congenital heart disease and stroke.…

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