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Do light boxes effectively mimic the effects of natural sunlight to produce vitamin D?

Since moving to Seattle a few years ago, I'm wondering if I get vitamin D deficiency during the dark rainy months of the year. There are available light boxes that are used for treated seasonal ...
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Are there any symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency?

I've heard that Vitamin D is mainly obtained from the sun or you have to take supplements. Getting it from the sun also depends on many factors, such as the latitude, time of the day, skin color, area ...
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Maximum safe dosage of zinc for 4-6 weeks

After refractive surgery, the doctor suggested taking 1000mg of vitamin C daily to help minimize scarring. When I went to pick up the vitamins, I also noticed that there was a supplement claiming to ...
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Could any vaccines be dangerous for people with G6PD enzyme deficiency?

I have searched a lot, but didn't find an answer for this: Are there any vaccines that could be dangerous for people with G6PD enzyme deficiency? About G6PD enzyme deficiency: http://www.g6pd.org/
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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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Can I use take pills to prevent micronutrient deficiencies and not worry about my diet too much?

There are several nutrients which I'm not getting enough of from food, in some cases hardly any, due to dietary restrictions. I can get the nutrients I need if I carefully structure my diet, but I don'...
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Where can I find statistics about micronutrients deficiencies in European countries?

Data from the USDA show that many US residents fail to meet adequate intakes -based on average requirement- of several micronutrients. For example only 8% of US citizens meet requirements for fiber, ...
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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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Does consumption of alcohol cause hair loss? [closed]

I am wondering if alcohol consumption causes hair loss/baldness? Although I'm not bald, I'm only curious to know that if at a later stage of life, would I get bald for alcohol consumtion? I read ...
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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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