Nearly 50% of all deaths in the United States are lifestyle-related, and thereby preventable.
Growing evidence indicates that of the top ten causes of death, five are attributable, at least in part, to dietary habits established in childhood.
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey shows that, despite being an overweight population, North Americans remain deficient in a dozen essential nutrients-essential because your body must have them. Are you getting what you need to maintain and promote good health, now and in the future?
The most common first sign of heart disease is death.
Results from a Finnish study on vitamin E and beta carotene showed that men who took 50 international units of vitamin E daily (during the study period of five to eight years) were 32 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer.
If pregnant women supplemented with multi-vitamin containing zinc, it should be possible to substantially reduce the number of babies born with a low birth weight. Currently, approximately 280,000 low-birth-weight babies are born each year, at an annual cost of $2.6 billion.
Long-term vitamin E supplementation has the potential to reduce the incidence of and mortality from heart disease. Studies suggest that up to $8.4 billion could be saved if individuals took at least 100 IUs of vitamin E per day on a regular, long-term basis.
Calcium and vitamin D could reduce the rate of hip fracture by up to 20 percent, which means 40,000 to 50,000 fewer hip fractures every year in the United States. This is an average annual savings of $1.5 to $2 billion.
Initial studies indicate that chromium promotes an increase in lean body weight percentage as it leads to fat loss.
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