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Can Vitamin C Cause Kidney Stones?

If urine becomes excessively acidic, normally liquid waste products from the liver may solidify in the kidneys to form "stones" or "calculi". Such phenomena are relatively rare and usually occur in people with … (read more)

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Minerals and Diet

Most of the body's mineral requirement are met without special diet planning. Some care, however, is needed in the following cases: Sodium intake is usually far higher than necessary, but may be … (read more)

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Protein is Important Body Nutrient

Protein is vital to growth and cell repair - yet estimates of protein needs vary enormously. An average estimate for good nutrition is about 2 ½ oz (70g) a day in adulthood with protein supplying about 7% of … (read more)

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Iron Poisoning in Human

Symptoms of iron poisoning develop in stages, beginning with vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Pills containing iron are commonly used to treat certain kinds of anemia. Iron also is included in many … (read more)

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Folic Acid Deficiency

Folic acid, or folate, has several functions including its action with vitamin B 12 in rapidly dividing cells. Deficiency leads to a characteristic (megaloblastic) form of anaemia which must be distinguished … (read more)