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Is melatonin used as a contraceptive in Europe?

"Europe" is rather larger and more diverse than Americans sometimes think - medical practice, and medicine availability, is different in the UK than in France, and different again in the ...
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Does synthetic vitamin C contribute to the formation of genotoxins that can lead to cancer?

In a sciencemag.org article, which was apparently about this study, they state that: In the process of destroying free radicals, vitamin C turns into what's called a vitamin C radical. If certain ...
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Can you measure the quality of fish oil by trying to dissolve styrofoam?

Evidence: There are two forms of Fish Oil Omega-3 fatty acids which is triglycerides (TG) and ethyl esters (EE). Both are beneficial and are similar to each other in stability, efficacy and ...
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Does Ginkgo Biloba "promote memory"?

While some studies have promoted Ginkgo Biloba as possibly having these effects, the results have been mixed at best, and the claims seem to be unlikely. WebMD says the following with regards to ...
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Does Vitamin K2 MK-4 have a half-life of about one hour?

No. After this extremely short tl;dr: to be fair, we do not know for sure. Because it seems to be quite complex, if not complicated. And that means the claim is at least very dubious. 25 years ago ...
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Are fruits better than processed fruit juices?

Broadly yes, You lose most of the fibre present in the fruit, fibre is important for digestion and likely has other benefits (http://www.nhs.uk/chq/pages/1141.aspx?categoryid=51), it also helps slow ...
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Is melatonin used as a contraceptive in Europe?

Melatonin has certainly been tested in contraceptive pills in Europe, as the Washington Post (1995) reports: Now Applied Medical Research Ltd., a fledgling drug company in Fairfax, hopes to change ...
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Is lactose intolerance an outdated diagnosis for discomfort after milk ingestion?

Summary The estimation of prevalence of lactose intolerance may be too high because of: surveys in which they included individuals with self-diagnosed and not just officially diagnozed lactose ...
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Does synthetic vitamin C contribute to the formation of genotoxins that can lead to cancer?

I have managed to gain access to the full text of the referenced article. I can't pretend to understand it fully (not being a biochemist), but the authors do not state whether the vitamin C they used ...
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Does vitamin D supplementation increase the need for vitamin A?

No, it is not well supported, but also not totally unsupported. At least it is not as much supported as the claim suggests and not in this automated equation it suggests. But this is still quite ...
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Are fish oil capsules beneficial?

There is insufficient evidence to say that intake of fish oil supplements (high in omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA) reduce the risk of heart or other disease. 1) Omega-3 intake for cardiovascular ...
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Will cooking with a Lucky Iron Fish add dietary iron to food?

There were actually multiple scientific studies done on the fish ingot which led to the design being changed to maximize dietary iron. However, some of the studies were published in predatory journals ...
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Is arthritis a symptom of boron-deficiency in the diet?

There is some evidence that boron intake by food or supplements (3-6 mg/day) is associated with less symptoms in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Foods high in boron include avocado, lentils,...
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Does nail-biting indicate iron deficiency?

Nail biting can reflect mineral deficiencies - iron perhaps but also magnesium or calcium or zinc. In my case, it's magnesium. If I take magnesium supplements, my desire to bite my nails goes away, ...
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Do dietary vitamin supplements like Berocca help improve mental performance?

The mental performance effects most likely experienced from Berocca are from an ingredient you didn't list: caffeine. In the US, you cannot buy Berocca without guarana/caffeine. Caffeine is a ...
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Is melatonin used as a contraceptive in Europe?

Not in Sweden, Melatonin is used for sleep problems. This (pdf) Melatonin leaflet mentions Women of childbearing potential should use contraception during treatment. However, Melatonin Orifarm may be ...
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