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Feeling Sick? Take Some Vitamin C… Wait What?

Feeling Sick? Take Some Vitamin C… Wait What?

  • 4/2/2013 10:30:00 AM
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Steve Bui, M.S.I think it is safe to say we have all heard it at some point in our lives. I remember as a child, my mother telling me on several occasions. In fact, whenever I had the slightest cough, she would squeeze lime juice into everything I ate. Whether it is your loving family, friend, television advertisement, or newspaper, the general consensus has always been that if you are feeling sick, or have flu-like symptoms, increasing your vitamin C intake will help you recover faster and prev...
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Homocysteine, a Quiet Killer!

Homocysteine, a Quiet Killer!

  • 3/6/2012 7:28:00 AM
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Majid Koozehchian, M.S.Homocysteine (Hcy) is a non-proteinogenic amino acid (i.e., an amino acid not used in proteins) normally present in the blood. Hcy is a by-product of normal diet but high levels in the blood can endanger cardiovascular health. It is formed from methionine, a proteinogenic amino acid, and can biosynthesize back to methionine or into cysteine, another proteinogenic amino acid, as well as several other substances. Benefits of Hcy are unknown; however, its harmful effects...
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