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Researchers find link between cigarettes and osteoporosis
Date: 2012-07-27 13:19:07
Toxins in cigarette smoke may increase the production of two proteins that help drive the bone-wasting disease known as osteoporosis. These findings suggest that smokers may benefit from a lab test to measure their risk for this illness.... Full Story

Excessive iodine consumption during pregnancy increases babies' risk of hypothyroidism
Date: 2012-07-26 14:41:08
A series of studies published in The Journal of Pediatrics suggests that babies are more likely to develop congenital hypothyroidism if their mothers consumed excessive amounts of iodine during pregnancy. A lab test can help expectant women figure out whether they have healthy levels of this nutrient.... Full Story

Researchers speak out over cholesterol testing guidelines for children
Date: 2012-07-23 15:58:32
Cholesterol tests for kids can go a long way in letting parents know about their child's potential health issues, allowing moms and dads to take early, proactive measures against poor heart health. However, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco are suggesting that widespread blood lipid screening among youth may not be necessary.... Full Story

Scientists recommend increase to RDA of vitamin C
Date: 2012-07-17 13:07:54
Researchers from Oregon State University suggest that the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for vitamin C needs to be higher than current guidelines. This conclusion may be relevant to individuals who are identified as deficient in this nutrient by a lab test.... Full Story

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