Why was the study done?
Vitamin C and vitamin D insufficiency are very prevalent in hospitalized patients, and both vitamins have been linked to psychological abnormalities, including abnormal mood states. Researchers suspected that supplementation might therefore improve mood in hospital in-patients.
You exercise, you eat well, and feel lucky that you seem fitter and healthier than many of your contemporaries. Then a routine blood test shows an abnormally high white blood cell count. After more tests you get a diagnosis of …
Probiotics are currently receiving a lot of attention from the food industry. At the supermarket, probiotics are to be found in yogurt, but are also showing up in orange juice and even cereal. But ice cream? Wouldn’t freezing kill these delicate organisms?