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Manganese: what is it?

Manganese: what is it?

Think of manganese, if you've even heard of it, and you think of the periodic table that you studied at school. But apart from being a chemical element, what is it and what does it do? Why is it necessary to have it in our diets?
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Potassium power

Potassium power

Most of us know that we need potassium to regulate our bodily function, but how many of us know what it actually does? This is the place to find out more about...
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Vitamin supplements could shorten life

Vitamin supplements could shorten life

Taking high doses of vitamin C and E could be bad for human health, according to UK scientists.
Accidental find shows Vitamin C kills TB

Accidental find shows Vitamin C kills TB

Better, cheaper drugs to treat tuberculosis may be on the way after scientists successfully killed lab-grown TB with Vitamin C.
Expectant mums relying on supplements

Expectant mums relying on supplements

A study says many new and expectant mothers had inadequate knowledge of food and nutrition and are relying on vitamin supplements.
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Do vitamin supplements increase death risk?

Do vitamin supplements increase death risk?

We pop vitamins in the hope that they might negate the effects of the modern lifestyle — but are they doing more harm than good?
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Are you vitamin D deficient?

Are you vitamin D deficient?

Could you be running low on the sunshine vitamin? Here's how to top up.
Vitamin C to help block cancer, Kiwi researchers say

Vitamin C to help block cancer, Kiwi researchers say

Vitamin C can help to block the growth of cancer cells, New Zealand researchers have found. It's hoped this finding could be used in cancer treatments.
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