March 1997 Issue
Low Blood Nutrient Linked to Disease
Scientists have uncovered yet another link between suboptimal nutrient levels and disease, highlighting the importance of nutrition to health. We know B vitamin deficiencies can impair immunity. Now, new research suggests insufficient vitamin B12 can speed the progression of HIV infection to AIDS. In the study, 310 HIV-positive men had their blood measured for B vitamins. Over a nine year period, those with low B12 levels progressed from HIV to AIDS almost twice
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