For Ada Lovelace Day: Lucy Wills

October 7, 2011 at 1:01 am (Good Science) (, , , , , , , )

Lucy Wills was the haematologist who discovered folate, publishing reports of her studies into ‘anaemia of pregnancy’ in the Indian Journal of Medical Research.

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Vitamin B For Depression

June 11, 2010 at 8:09 pm (Nutritionism, Patrick Holford, Supplements) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

vitamin B for depressionYou can find lots of websites recommending B vitamins for depression, some offering high strength vitamin B supplements for lifting “mood naturally” – like this website, which sells vitamin B6 along with a claim that it can help to relieve premenstrual symptoms and depression. Read the rest of this entry »

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Another Report on the Dangers of Vitamins

March 18, 2009 at 1:50 pm (Nutritionism, Supplements) (, , , , )

A submission to the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has warned that Folic Acid supplementation is associated with increased risk of prostate cancer. Read the rest of this entry »

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