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Does Blood Testing give meaningful insights in Vitamin/Mineral Deficiency?

I yesterday watched the documentary Vitamania by Dr Derek Muller, which is about the production, benefits and risks of vitamin supplements. In the film, he briefly talked about people being blood ...
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Is vitamin deficiency associated with hair loss?

I've heard some rumors say that vitamin D deficiency can be a cause of hair loss in humans, but I'm not even marginally sure about this fact. I'd like to be better informed about vitamins' actions - ...
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Is there an immune deficiency disorder that fits this description?

I've been trying to do some research for a writing project, but I need some advice to help me identify what specific things I should be researching, because "immune deficiency" in general brings up a ...
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Is a taste test a reliable way to determine mineral deficiencies?

I stumbled across a rather odd class of products online, dubbed "trace mineral taste test kits". I won't link to them because it'll probably trigger all the spam filter bots, but a typical ...
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Most common nutrient deficiencies for athletes (runners)

Runners in particular are sometimes at an elevated risk for iron deficiency / anemia. What are some of the other most common nutritional deficiencies for runners / athletes?
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Meaning of "over-utilisation/degradation defects such as L-dopa methylation and neurodegeneration"

In Cerebral folate deficiency: Analytical tests and differential diagnosis, I came across a tough phrase: Neurological disease was first linked to folate deficiency by Pincus and co-workers in ...
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