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what are the important dietary supplements for vegetarians?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Vitamin B-12: Vegetarians can get all the nutrition they need except for vitamine b-12, which is only found in animal-based foods. Be sure to get some protein - nuts, seeds, eggs, cheese are good sources of protein.
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Vegetarian: Remember fat soluble vitamins a, d, e, and k--that's a start.

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What are onion supplements used for if onions are cheap?

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What are wild indigo supplements for?

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What would increase a vegetarian's risk of atherosclerosis?

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Different things: High calory diet especially using saturated fatty acids even in vegetarians can increase risk of atherosclerosis , also family history of premature or early coronary artery diseases especially when associated with familial high cholesterol or hyperhomocysteinemia can also lead to atherosclerosis , finally smoking of course.
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Why can taking hormone supplements be dangerous at 80?

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