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Pregnancy, Vitamin B12, and Folic Acid (B9)

B vitamins are essential co-factors for energy metabolism and neurological function. Vitamin B12 deficiency is common and can cause anemia and neurological disorders [1]. Fortified foods and supplements are an important dietary source of vitamin B12 [2]. Vitamin B12 deficiencies … Continue reading

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Precision Nutrition: A New Era

A research article recently published in PLoS Medicine examined the relationship between changes in women’s height and the distribution of women’s height across a population using data from over a million women living in 59 countries (Gausman et al, 2018).  … Continue reading

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As seen in this study, genetics can affe

As seen in this study, genetics can affect nutrient requirements. Genetic testing isn’t necessary. Just measure status. T allele carriers at FADS1 SNP rs174546 may need to consume more EPA than C allele carriers to maintain similar blood concentrations. http://ow.ly/HAtE30jP02q

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Measuring fatty acids in breast milk and

Measuring fatty acids in breast milk and/or infant blood (heel stick) would be the best way to determine if lactating mums are consuming enough DHA+ARA to support their baby’s development http://ow.ly/aBST30jKZUt 1,000 Days Gates Foundation OmegaQuant

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Defining RDAs seems anachronistic. I am

Defining RDAs seems anachronistic. I am individual. Individuals differ. As relationships between 25(OH)D vs outcome (Risk of CVD, dementia, etc) are known & optimal status is established, I want regular vitamin D assessment so I can maintain low risk http://ow.ly/Upqf30jHdzO

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Dreaming About Nutritional Diagnostics

For the past 7 years, I have been wondering why my annual physical examination doesn’t include an assessment of omega-3 fatty acid (EPA+DHA) and vitamin status. My physician’s lab order does include fasting blood glucose, numerous lipids (total cholesterol, LDL-C, … Continue reading

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Thanks to blogger calling out The New York Times

Thanks to blogger calling out The New York Times & HarvardPublicHealth scientist for overstating study results. http://ow.ly/omrJ304IZ97 #Integrity

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