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The link between iron deficiency anemia and hearing loss

A growing body of evidence is indicating that anemia and hearing loss are linked—particularly for a common type of anemia that causes low iron levels. Iron helps red blood cells carry oxygen tothe body, including the auditory system.Oxygen is vital for healthy hearing. In one study, people with iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) were twice as likely to have… Read More »

Fatty Liver Disease Is Triggered by Choline Deficiency

Choline, initially discovered in 1862,1 was officially recognized as an essential nutrient for human health by the Institute of Medicine in 1998.2 This nutrient, which you need to get from your diet, is required for:3 Healthy fetal development4 — Choline is required for proper neural tube closure,5 brain development and healthy vision.6 Research shows mothers… Read More »

Link between neonatal vitamin D deficiency and schizophrenia confirmed

Newborns with vitamin D deficiency have an increased risk of schizophrenia later in life, a team of Australian and Danish researchers has reported. The discovery could help prevent some cases of the disease by treating vitamin D deficiency during the earliest stages of life. The study, led by Professor John McGrath from The University of Queensland and Aarhus University in Denmark,… Read More »