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1.Vitamin D
Vitamin D is both a vitamin and a hormone. It's a vitamin because your body cannot absorb calcium without it; it's a hormone because your body manufactures it in response to your skin's exposure to sunlight. There are two major forms of vitamin D, and both have the word calciferol in their names. In Latin, calciferol means "calcium carrier." Vitami...
Score: 99%
 
2.Vitamin E
Vitamin E is an /tnp/pg001664 21907 doc antioxidant that fights damaging natural substances known as free radicals. It works in lipids (fats and oils), which makes it complementary to vitamin C, which fights free radicals dissolved in water. As an antioxidant, vitamin E has been widely advocated for preventing heart disease and cancer. However, the...
Score: 92%
 
3.Rifampin
See also /tnp/pg000134 21392 doc Antibiotics (General) Rifampin is often used along with isoniazid for the treatment of tuberculosis. Rifampin might interfere with the metabolism of vitamin D. ref1 1 Although it is not clear whether this interaction actually causes vitamin D deficiency, making sure that you get enough vitamin D on general principle...
Score: 90%
 
4.Isoniazid
See also /tnp/pg000134 doc 21392 Antibiotics (General) Used for the treatment of tuberculosis, isoniazid can interfere with the absorption or metabolism of numerous nutrients. Since this antibiotic is commonly taken for a very long period of time, deficiencies can mount up over the course of treatment, impairing overall health. Individuals who take...
Score: 90%
 
5.Vitamin K
Vitamin K plays a major role in the body's blood clotting system. There are three forms of vitamin K: K 1 (phylloquinone), found in plants; K 2 (menaquinone), produced by bacteria in your intestines; and K 3 (menadione), a synthetic form. Vitamin K is used medically to reverse the effects of "blood-thinning" drugs, such as warfarin (Coumadin). Gr...
Score: 89%
 
6.Osteoporosis
Many factors are known or suspected to accelerate the rate of bone loss. These include smoking, alcohol, low calcium intake, lack of exercise, various medications, and several medical illnesses. Excessive consumption of /tnp/pg000904 doc 21858 vitamin A may also increase risk of osteoporosis, ref1 1,109 and rapid weight loss may increase the risk i...
Score: 89%
 
7.Calcium
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, making up nearly 2% of total body weight. More than 99% of the calcium in your body is found in your bones, but the other 1% is perhaps just as important for good health. Many enzymes depend on calcium in order to work properly, as do your nerves, heart, and blood-clotting mechanisms. To build bone,...
Score: 89%
 
8.Seasonal Affective Disorder
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression. It affects people from fall through spring, peaking in January and February. The exact cause is not known, but it appears to be related to hormonal changes that occur with reduced sunlight. Depressive symptoms range from mild to severe. They include increased sleepiness, fatigue, loss of in...
Score: 89%
 
9.Functional Foods Index
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Score: 89%
 
10.H2 Blockers
Medications in this family sharply decrease stomach acid production. They are widely used for the treatment of ulcers as well as for mild cases of esophageal reflux (heartburn). Drugs that fall into this family include H 2 -receptor blockers appear to impair the absorption of vitamin B 12 from food. ref1 1,2,3 This is thought to occur because the v...
Score: 88%
 

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