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Obesity and overweight

What are overweight and obesity? Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. Body mass index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in adults. It is defined as a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of […]

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Depression: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Depression, or major depressive disorder, is a mental health condition marked by an overwhelming feeling of sadness, isolation and despair that affects how a person thinks, feels and functions. The condition may significantly interfere with a person’s daily life and may prompt thoughts of suicide. Depression isn’t the same as sadness, loneliness or grief caused […]

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Zinc

Zinc is an essential mineral that is naturally present in some foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. Zinc Deficiency: Zinc deficiency is characterized by growth retardation, loss of appetite, and impaired immune function. In more severe cases, zinc deficiency causes hair loss, diarrhea, delayed sexual maturation, impotence, hypogonadism in males, and [...]
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Potassium

Potassium is a very important mineral to the human body. It has various roles in metabolism and body functions and is essential of the proper function of all cells, tissues, and organs. Deficiency: Lack of potassium may cause muscle weakness, irregular heartbeat, mood changes, or nausea and vomiting. Sources: Many foods contain potassium. All meat [...]
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Copper

Copper is involved in numerous biochemical reactions in human cells. Copper is a component of multiple enzymes. Deficiency : Deficiency in humans is rare but it does occur under certain circumstances. Symptoms of possible copper deficiency include anemia, low body temperature, bone fractures and osteoporosis, prominently dilated veins, low white blood cell count, irregular heartbeat, [...]
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Chromium

Chromium is known to enhance the action of insulin Deficiency: Cases of deficiency have only been observed in hospital patients who were fed defined liquid diets intravenously for long period of time. The symptoms of Chromium deficiency are severely impaired glucose tolerance, loss of weight, and confusion. Sources: Chromium is widely distributed in the food [...]
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Condroitin Sulfate

It is a major component of cartilage, the tough, connective tissue that cushions the joints. Chondroitin helps to keep cartilage healthy by absorbing fluid (particularly) into the connective tissue. Chondroitin has been used for the alleviation of the symptoms of arthritis. Sources: There are no major sources of Chondroitin, so people who want to take [...]
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Calcium

The most abundant mineral in the human body , has several important functions. More than 99% of body calcium is stored in the bones and teeth where it functions to support their structure. Deficiency: Most studies show that low calcium intake is associated with low bone mass, bone loss and higher fractures rates(broken bones).Getting enough [...]
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Iodine

Iodine is an element that is required by humans for the synthesis of thyroid hormones Deficiency : Chronic iodine deficiency can lead to numerous health problems in children and adults, including thyroid gland dysfunction (including goiter) and various neurologic, gastrointestinal, and skin abnormalities. Iodine deficiency in pregnant or nursing mothers can lead to significant neuro-cognitive [...]