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October 2000 Issue

Stressed Out? Supplements Might Help....or Not

Q. Can "stress formula" vitamins help combat the everyday stresses of work, family, bumper-to-bumper traffic, etc.? A. Probably not. But eating a healthy dietórich in fruits and vegetables and low in fatóplus regular exercise will certainly help you feel better, perhaps allowing you to handle lifeís ups and downs more easily. It is well-documented that physical or medical "stress," such as trauma from a broken bone, surgery or burns, has definite effects on nutrient needs, increasing the need for protein and certain vitamins

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