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Avoiding Common Vegetarian and Vegan Dietary Deficiencies

Avoiding Common Vegetarian and Vegan Dietary Deficiencies | Longevity science | Scoop.it
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There are many myths, misconceptions and misunderstandings when it comes to the nutritional health of those consuming a vegetarian or vegan diet. In essence, all vitamins and minerals necessary for the human body to be healthy and vibrant can be found from natural, non-animal sources; however certain nutrients are more difficult to source due to the production methods of modern food.

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Magnesium may reduce colon cancer risk: Meta-analysis

Magnesium may reduce colon cancer risk: Meta-analysis | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Increased intakes of magnesium may reduce the risk of developing colon cancer, says a new meta-analysis of data from 338,979 people.

 

The decrease risk is small, just 7% for each 50mg increase in magnesium intake. A large percentage of people do not get the recommended intake of this mineral.

 

Based on this evidence, it appears that even attaining the RDA would offer many people additional health protection. 

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