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    EFSA: positive opinion on folic acid to prevent neural tube defects

    October 2014 The EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) approves the health claim that recognizes a link of cause and effect between the intake of folic acid and reduced risk of developing neural tube defects in the fetus, associated with spina bifida or anencephaly. According to the reg. (EU) 1335/2014, ”The supplementary intake of folic acid...
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    Vitamin D: how importanti is it?

    The interest in vitamin D and its functions has increased greatly in recent years; today many evidences justifies the importance of taking the appropriate amounts of this vitamin for bone health, in all stages of life 1: • during fetal development for the correct growth of the tissues; • from the early days of the...
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    Zinc as a nutraceutical

    A very recent study has demonstrated for the first time that a diet low in zinc can make the intestines more sensitive to inflammation1. The study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry showed that even a modest deficiency of this micronutrient makes the intestine more fragile against inflammation, while supplementation improves intes...