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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Short on Nutrients

As reported in the London Daily Express, 1 June,  dietitian Dr. Carrie Ruxton and researcher Dr. Emma Derbyshire of Manchester Metropolitan University have reviewed published data in the journal "Nutrition Bulletin."

Their review identified serious nutrient depletion in specific age groups.

50% of girls aged 11-18 years were found to be short of magnesium; one if four lacked adequate amounts of zinc; 30% are short of potassium; 16% are short of iodine; 50% lack iron

In women aged 19 - 30 years 20% lack iron; 11% are short of vitamin B2; 80% in this age group are short of vitamin D.

Two thirds of those over age 65 are deficient in vitamin D.

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