Category Archives: Nutrition

 

HIV/AIDS and Zinc

Zinc isn’t a mineral most people think about often. Certainly compared to things like iron, calcium, and the famous omega-3 it tends to get forgotten. But like all micronutrients, zinc plays an important role in the body’s health and wellbeing. Researchers are right now trying to figure out if zinc...
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What People with HIV/AIDS Need to Know about Vitamin A

Vitamin A, also known as retinol, is an important nutrient that helps maintain healthy skin, good vision (especially in low light) and mucus membranes such as the lining of the mouth and nose. Vitamin A deficiency – that is, low levels of vitamin A in the body – is common...
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What You Need to Know about Nutrition for HIV Patients

Good nutrition is important at the best of times, it contributes to health and wellbeing, helps prevent a variety of problems like heart disease and diabetes, and prevents nutrient deficiencies such as anemia. For people with HIV/AIDS nutrition is even more important. Staying as healthy as possible is critical to...
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Selenium Supplement Beneficial for Many with HIV/AIDS

Selenium is a trace element that is found in many foods. In humans, selenium helps to regulate the thyroid and immune systems. Given the role selenium plays in the immune system, it is not surprising that it has been examined for potential benefits in fighting HIV/AIDS. However, other findings have...
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