- Maria Lorella Gianni', Clinical Sciences and Community Health Dept, University of Milan
- Truls Raastad, The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
- Denis Roy, University Laval, Québec
- Ursula Schwab, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio campus
- Catia Cornacchia, BioMed Central
Results from this double-blind randomised placebo-controlled trial suggest evidence of a protective effect of weekly cholecalciferol supplementation against acute infection among persons who were vitamin D deficient at baseline.
There is no significant association between dietary magnesium intake and the subsequent development of hypertension in an adult Mexican population, although a modest inverse association with blood pressure cannot be ruled out.
The prevalence of malnutrition among HIV/AIDS patients receiving anti-retroviral therapy in Ethiopia is high and intestinal parasite co-infection is found important risk factor associated with malnutrition.
The effect of the nutritional composition on the glycemic index values has been assessed in commonly-consumed Emirati foods, demonstrating that the glycemic index can be modified through altering ingredients, cooking method or portion size.
A regular intake of the probiotic L. reuteri does not affect the number of days of sick leave caused by respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases but might have a protective effect on their symptoms.
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