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High cholesterol, triglycerides can keep vitamin E from reaching body tissues

Summary: In the continuing debate over how much vitamin E is enough, a new study has found that high levels of blood lipids such as cholesterol and triglycerides can keep this essential micronutrient tied up in the blood stream, and prevent vitamin E from reaching the tissues that need it. This raises new questions about whether or not most people have an adequate intake of vitamin E.

Source: Oregon State University

Nine superfruits and super seeds to add to your diet

Summary: Although there is no universal standard definition of a super seed or superfruit, they are often described as providing a number of nutrients and health benefits all in one package. A new article describes nine seeds and superfruits that fit the bill for consumers’ desire for natural, minimally processed foods.

Source: Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Iodine daily serving now recommended in multivitamin/mineral supplements for pregnant and lactating women

Summary: The American Thyroid Association (ATA) has championed the effort to include a daily serving of iodine in multivitamin/mineral supplements intended for pregnant and breastfeeding women, and it applauds the new guidelines released by the U.S. Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) advising manufacturers to include 150 micrograms of iodine to these daily supplements.

Source: American Thyroid Association