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Doctors Urge FDA to Ban Multivitamins Containing Iron or Copper
07/08/2013 - The Physicians Committee is urging the Food and Drug Administration to require vitamin manufacturers to reformulate common multivitamins that contain iron or copper, due to possible links with Alzheimer’s disease. The Physician Committee’s new report, Metals of Concern in Common Multivitamins, finds that
Power Sources
12/17/2010 - Power Sources Protein To consume a diet that contains enough, but not too much, protein, simply replace animal products with grains, vegetables, legumes (peas, beans, and lentils), and fruits. As long as one is eating a variety of plant foods in s
Frequently Asked Questions About Nutrition
10/13/2010 - Frequently Asked Questions About Nutrition 1. Do you recommend a vegetarian or a vegan diet? 2. I want to try a vegan diet. How should I start? 3. Is it healthy for children to be on a vegan diet? 4. How do I get protein on a vegan diet? Do I need to combine proteins? 5. How do I get enough calcium on a vegan diet
Vegetarian Diets for Children: Right from the Start
10/13/2010 - Vegetarian Diets for Children: Right from the Start Eating habits are set in early childhood. Choosing a vegetarian diet can give your child—and your whole family—the opportunity to learn to enjoy a variety of wonderful, nutritious foods. Children raised on fruits, ve
B12 a Good Role Model
10/07/2010 - When sharing the health benefits of a plant-based diet, it is important to lead by example. Don’t be a cheese-and-french-fries vegetarian—instead, load up on fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. Also, be sure to plan for complete nutrition. It’s easy and important. The main nut
Doctors Endorse Vegan and Vegetarian Diets for Healthy Pregnancies
03/02/2009 - WASHINGTON—Well-planned vegetarian and vegan diets are healthful choices for pregnant women and their children, and vitamin B12 needs can be easily met with fortified foods or any common multivitamin, say doctors and dietitians with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). PCRM nutrition exp
Folic Acid and Vitamin B12 Cut Hip Fracture Risk
03/03/2005 - Folic acid and vitamin B12 supplements cut the risk of hip fracture by approximately 80 percent, according to a new JAMA study. The two-year randomized trial included 559 Japanese patients aged 65 and over who had had strokes with residual hemiplegia, putting them at high

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