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Vitamin D may ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – research

Supplementing with vitamin D may help relieve the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) such as cramps, fatigue, anxiety and insomnia, studies show.   And, based on research indicating vitamin D’s positive effect on IBS, a three-year clinical trial is currently underway in the UK to further establish the “sunshine” vitamin’s impact on the syndrome […]

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Almost half of SA women are obese – study

South African women have the highest obesity rate (42%) in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a recent study.   About 14% of men and almost nine percent of SA children are also considered obese, the study shows.   Topping the list of obese nations is Egypt at 35%, while the lowest rates are in Bangladesh and […]

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