diet

Caffeine and the Heart

Caffeine and the Heart - technical

Fats and Oils

Fats and oils

Dietary fat is a macronutrient that has historically engendered considerable controversy and continues to do so. Contentious areas include optimal amount and type for cardiovascular disease risk reduction, and role in body weight regulation.

Vitamins And Trace Elements

Vitamins are any of a group of complex organic substances essential, in small amounts, for the normal functioning of the body. There are 13 vitamins: A, C, D, E, K, B 12 , and seven grouped under the vitamin B complex.

Apart from vitamin D, which the body can synthesize itself, vitamins must be obtained from the diet. A varied diet is likely to contain adequate amounts of all the vitamins, but vitamin supplements may be helpful for: young children, pregnant or breast-feeding women, or those taking drugs that interfere with vitamin function.

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