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Third 1Annual Bibliography of Significant Advances in Dietary Supplement Research includes five abstracts each on water-, fat-soluble vitamins out of 25 total research papers summarized in publication. Joint effort by CHPA, ODS, released Oct. 16, features more human subject data than previous editions. Bibliography includes science-based research demonstrating positive effects of chaste tree for PMS symptoms, ginger supplements for pregnancy-related nausea (2"The Tan Sheet" Jan. 29, 2001, p. 5) and (3"The Tan Sheet" April 16, 2001, In Brief). New edition also includes appendix listing studies from previous two publications so interested parties can analyze research trends...
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