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Pharmacist References:

Vitamin C References:
1. Balz F. Antioxiant vitamins and heart disease. Presented at the 60th Annual Biology Colloquium, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, February 25, 1999.
2. Hemilä H. Does vitamin C alleviate the symptoms of the common cold? A review of current evidence Scand J Infect Dis 1994;26:1-6
3. Taddei S, Virdis A, Ghaidoni L, et al. Vitamin C improves endotheoium-dependent vasodilation by restoring nitric oxide activity in essential hypertension. Circulation 1998;97:2222-29
4. Chambers JC, McGregor A, Jean-Marie J, et al. Demonstration of rapid onset vascular endothelial dysfunction after hyperhomocysteinemia. An effect reversible with vitamin C therapy. Circulation 1999;99:1156-60.
5. Taylor A. Cataract: relationship between nutrition and sxidation. J Am Coll Nutr 1993;12:138-46 [review].
6. Taylor A, Jacques PF, Nadler D, et al. Relationship in humans between ascorbic acid consumption and levels of total and reduced ascorbic acid in lens, aqueous humor, and plasma. Curr Eye Res 1991;10:751-59.
7. Jacques PF, Chylack LT Jr. Epidemiologic evidence of a role for the antioxidant vitamins and carotenoids in cataract prevention. Am J Clin Nutr 1991;53:352S-55S
8. Jacques PF, Chylack LT, McGandy RB, Hartz SC. Antioxidant status in persons with and without senile cataract. Arch Ophthalmol 1988;106:337-40.
9. Robertson JM, Donner AP, Trevithick JR. vitamin E intake and risk of cataracts in humans Ann Nrl Acad Sci 1989;570:372-82.
10. Seddon JM, Christen WG, Manson JE, et al. The use of vitamin supplements and the risk of cataract among US male physicians. Am J Public Health 1994;84:788-792.
11. Vincent TE, mendiratta S, may JM. Inhibition of aldose reductase in human erythrocytes by vitamin C. diabetes Res Clin Pract1 999;43:1-8.
12. Simon JA. Ascorbic acid and cholesterol gallstones. Med Hypotheses 1993;40:81-84.
13. Levine M, Conry-Cantilena C, Wang Y, et al. Vitamin C pharmacokinetics in healthy volunteers evidence for a recommended dietary allowance. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 1996;93:3704-709
14. Sandstead HH. Copper bioavailability and requirements. Am J clin Nutr 1982;35:809-14 [review].
15. Finley EB, Cerklewski FL. Influence of ascorbic acid supplementation on copper status in yound adult men. Am J Clin Nutr 1983;37:553-56.
16. Piesse JW. Nutritional factors in calcium containing kidney stones wiht particular emphasis on vitamin C. Int Clin Nutr Rev 1985;5(3):110-129 [review]
17. Ringsdorf WM, Cheraskin WM. Medical complications from ascorbic acid: review and interpretation (part one). J Holistic Med 1984;6(1):49-63.
18. Hoffer A. Ascorbic acid and kidney stones. Can Med Assoc J 1985;32:320 [letter]
19. Wandzilak TR, D'Andre SD, Davis PA, Williams HE. Effect of high dose vitamin C on urinary oxal levels. J Urol 1994;151:834-37.
20. Levine M. Vitamin C and optimal health. Presented at the February 25, 1999 60th Annual Biology Colloquium, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.
21. Levine M, Conry-Cantilena C, wang Y, et al. Vitamin C pharmacokinetics in healthy volunteers:evidnece for a recommended dietary allowance. proc Natl Acad Sci USA 1996;93:3704-709.
22. Auer BL, Auer D, Rodgers AL. Relative hyperoxaluria, crystalluria and haematuria after megadose ingestion of vitamin C. Eur J Clin Invest 1998;28:695-700.

L-Arginine References:
1. Besset A, Bonardet A, Rondouin G, et al. Increase in sleep related GH and Pri secretion after chron. argnine aspartate adminstration in man. Acta Endocrinologica 1982;99:18-23.
2. Elam RP. Morphological changes in adult males from resistance exercise and amino acid supplementation. J Sports Med Phys Fitness 1988;28:35-39.
3. Schacter A, Goldman JA, Zukerman Z. Treatment of oligospermia with the amino acid arginine. J Urol 1973;110:311-13.
4. Pryor JP, Blandy JP, Evans P, et al. Controlled clinical trial of arginine for infertile men with loigozoospermia. Br J Urol 1978;50:47059.
5. Barbul A, Rettura G, Levenson SM, et al. Wound healing and thymotropic effects argine: a pituitary mechanism of action. Am J Clin Nutr 1983;37:786-94.
6. Kirk SJ, Hurson M, Regan MC, et al. Arginine stimulates wound healing and immune function in elderly human beings. Surgery 1993;114:155-60.
7. Kohls KJ, Kies C, Fox HM. Serum lipid levels of humans given argine, lysine and tryptophan supplements without food. Nutr Rep Internat 1987;35:5-13.
8. Wolf A, Zalpour C, Theilmeier G, et al. Dietary L-arginine supplementation normalizes platelet aggregation in hypercholesterolemic humans. J Am Coll Cardiol
1997;29:479-85.
9. Smith SD, Wheeler MA, Foster HE Jr. Weiss RM. Improvement in interstitial cystitis symptom score during treatment with oral K-arginine. J Urol 1997;158:703-8.
10. Park KGM. The immunological and metabolic effects of L-arginine in human cancer. Proc Nutr Sci 1993;52:387-401.
11. Takeda Y, Tominga T, Tei N, et al. Inhibitory effect of L-arginine on growth fo rat mammary tumor induced by 7, 12, Dimethylbenz(a)anthracine. Cancer Res
1975;35:390-93.
12. Brittenden J, Park KGM, Heys SD, et al. L-arginine stimulates host defenses in patients with breast cancer. Surgery 1994;115:205-12.

Ornithine References:
1. Bucci LR, Hickson JF. Wolinsky l, et al. Ornithine supplementation and insulin release in bodybuilders. Int J Sport Nutr 1992;2:287-91.
2. Fogelhom GM, Naveri HK, Killavouri KT, et al. Low-dose amino acid supplementation: no effects of serum human growth hormone and insulin in male weightlifters. Int J Sport Nutr 1993;3:290-97.
3. Lambert MI, Hefer JA, Millar RP, et al. Failure of commercial oral amino acid supplements to increase serum growth hormone concentrations in male boly-builders. Int J Sport Nutr 1993;3:298-305.
4. Bucci L, Hickson JF et al. Ornithine ingestion and growth hormone release in bodybuilders. Nutr R 1990;10:239-45.
5. Elam RP, Hardin DH, Sutton RA, et al. Effects of arginine and ornithine on strength, lean body mass and urinary hydroxproline in adult males. J Sports Med Phys Fitness 1989;29:52-56.
6. Zieve L. Conditional deficiencies of ornithine or arginie. J Am Coll Nutr 1986;5:167-79. [Review].

L-Lysine References:
1. Civitelli R, Villareal DT, Agneusdei D, et al. Dietary L-lysine and calcium metabolism in humans. Nutrition 1992;8:400-404.
2. Pauling L. Case report: Lysine/ascorbate-related amelioration of angina pectoris. J Orthomol Med 1991;6:144-46.
3. Flodin NW. The metabolic roles, pharmacology, and toxicology of lysine. J Am Coll Nutr 1997;16:7-21 [review].
4. Kritchevsky D, Weber MM, Klurfeld DM. Gallstone formation in hamsters: influence of specific amino acids. Nutr Rep Internat 1984;29:117.
5. Leszcynski DE, Kummerow FA. Excess dietary lysine induces hypercholestrolemia in chickens. Experientia 1982;38:266-67.

Vitamin E References:
1. Rimm EB, Stampfer MJ, Ascherio A, et al. Vitamin E consumption and the risk of coronary heart disease in men. N Engl J Med 1993; 328:1450-56.
2. Stampfer MJ, Hennekens CH, Manson JE, et al. Vitamin E consumption and the risk of coronary heart disease in men. N Engl J Med 1993; 328:1444-49.
3. Stephens NG, Parsons A, Schofield PM, et al. Randomised controlled trial of vitamin E in patients with coronary disease: Cambridge Heart Antioxidant Study (CHAOS). Lancet 1996;347:781-86.
4. Christen S, Woodall AA, Shigenage MK, Southwell-Keely, Duncan MW, Ames BN. Gamma-tocopherol traps mutagenic electrophiles such as NO+ and complements alpha-tocopherol: physiological implications. Proc Natl Acad Sci 1997;94:3217-22.
5. Rimm E. Micronutrients, Coronary Heart disease and cancer: Should we all be on supplements? Presented at the 60th Annual Biology Colloquium, Oregon State University, February 25, 1999.

Vitamin D References:
1. Hayes CE, Cantorna MT, Deiuca HF. Vitamin D and multiple sclerosis. Proc Soc Exper Biol Med 1997;216:21-27.
2. Labriji-Mestaghanmi H, Billaudel B, Garnier PE, Sutter BCJ. Vitamin D and pancreatic islet function 2. Time course for changes in insulin secretion and content during vitamin deprivation and repletion. Endocrine Invest 1988;11:577-87.
3. time course for changes in insulin seretion and content during vitamin deprivation and repletion Endocrine invest 1988,11.577-87.
4. Boucher BJ. Indequate vitamin D status: does it contribute to the disorders comprising syndrom 'X'? Br J Nutr 1998;79:315-27.
5. Chapuy M-C, Preziosi P, Maamer M, et al. Prevalence of vitamin D insufficency in an adult normal population. Osteoporosis Int 1997;7:439-43.
6. Thomas MK, Lloyd-Jones DM, Thadhani RI, et al. Hypovitaminosis D in medical inpatients. N Engl Meg 1998;338:777-83.
7. Dawson-Hughes B, Harris SS, Krall EA, et al. Rates of bone loss in postmenopausal women randomly assigned to one of twn dosages of vitmain D. Am J Clin Epidemio 1997,50:967-73.
8. Lind L, Sakrfors F, Rerglund L, et al. Serum calcium: A new independent prospective risk factor formula of myocardial infarction in middle-aged men followed for 18 years. J Clin Epidemio 1997,50:967-73.
9. Heikkinen A0M, Tuppurainen MT, Komulainen M, et al. Long-term vitamin D3 supplementation may have adverse effects on serum lipids during postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy. Eur J Endocrinol 1997;137:495-502.
10. Scragg R, Khaw K-T, Murphy S. Effect of winter oral vitamin D3 supplementation on cardiovascular risk factors in elderly adults. Eur J Clin Nutr 1995;49:640-46.

Vitamin A References:
1. Rothman KJ, Moore LL, Singer MR, et al. Teratogenicity of high vitamin A intake. N Engl J Med 1995;333:1369-73.
2. Mastroiacovo P, Mazzone T, Addis A, et al. High vitamin A intake in early pregnancy and major malformations: a multicenter prospective controlled study. Teratology 1999;59:7-11.
3. Bendich A, Langseth L. Safety of vitamin A. Am J Clin Nutr 1989;49:358-71.
4. Mejiaa LA, Chew F. Hematological effect of supplementing anemic children with vitamin A alone and a combination with iron. Am J Clin Nutr 1988;48:595-600.

Methionine References:
1. Muller f et al. Elevated plasma concentration of reduced homocysteine in patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection. Am J Clin Nutr 1996;242-46.
2. Revillard JP. Lipid peroxidation in Human immunodefeciency Virus infection. J Acquired Immunode Synd 1992;5:637-38.
3. Singer P et al. Nutritional aspects of the Acquired Immunodefeciency Syndrome. Am J Gastroenter 1992;87:265-73.
4. Tan SV, Guiloff RJ. Hypothesis on the pathongenesis of vacuolar myelopathy, dementia, and peripheral neuropathy in AIDS. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiat 1998 65:23-25.
5. Keating JN et al. Evidences of brain methyltransferase inhibition and early brain involvement in HIV-positive patients. Lancet 1991;337:935-39.
6. Dorfman D, DiRocco A, Simpson D, et al. Oral methionine may improve neuropsychological function in patients with AIDS myelopathy: results of an open-label trial. AIDS 1997;11:1066-67.
7. Smythies JR, Halsey JH. Treatment of Parkinson's disease with l-methionine. Shouth Med J 1974;77:1577.
8. Uden S, Bilton D, Nathan L, et al. Antioxidant therapy for recurrent pancreatitis: placebo-controlled trial. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 1990;4:357-71.
9. Shaw GM, Velle EM, Schaffer DM. Is dietary intake of methionine associated with a reduction in risk for neural tube defect-associated pregnancies? Teratology
1997;56:295-99.
10. Toborek M, Hennig B. Is methionine an atherogenci amino acid? J Optimalt Nutr 1994;3(2):80-8.
11. Leach FN, Braganza JM. Methionine is important in treatment of chronic pancreatitis. Br Med J 1998;316:474 [letter].

Vitamin B6 References:
1. Keniston RC, Nathan PA, Leklem JE, Lockwood Rs. Vitamin B6, vitamin C, and carpal tunnel syndrome. J Occup Environ Med 1997;39:949-59.
2. Franzblau A, Rock CL, Werner RA, et al. The relationship of vitamin B6 status to median nerve function and carpal tunnel syndrome among active industrial workers. J Occup Environ Med 1996;38:485-91.
3. Smith GP, Rudge PJ, Peters TJ. Biochemical studies of pyridoxal and pyridoxal phosphate status and therapeutic trial of pyridoxine in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Ann Neurol 1984;15:104-107.
4. Gaby AR. Literature review & commentary. Townsend Letter for Doctors June 1990;338-39.
5. Parry G, Bredesen DE. Sensory neuropath with low-dose pyridoxine. Neurology 1985;35:1466-68.
6. Schaumburg H, Kaplan J, Windebank A, et al. Sensory neuropathy from pyridoxine abuse. N England Med 1983;309(8):445-48.

Betaine (HCL) References:
1. Giannella RA, Briotman SA, Zamcheck N. Influence of gastric acidity on bacterial and parasistic ent. infections. Ann Int Med 1973;78:271-76.
2. Kokkonen J. Simila S, Herva R. Impaired gastric function in children with cow's milk intolerance. E Pediatr 1979;132:1-6.
3. Gillespie M. Hypochlorhydria in asthma with specific reference to the age incidence. Quart J Med 1935;4:397-405.
4. Fravel RC. The occurrence of hypochlorhydria in gall-bladder disease. Am J Med Sci 1920;159:512-17.
5. Murray MJ, Stein N. A gastric factor promoting iron absorbtion. Lancet 1968;1:614.
6. Russell RM et al. Correction of impaired folic acid (Pte Glu) absorption by orally administered HCI subjects with gastric atrophy. Am J Clin Nutr 1984;39:656.

L-carnitine References:
1. Mancini M, Rengo F, Lingetti M, Sorrentino GP, Nolfe G. Controlled study on the therapeutic effica of propionyl-L-carnitine in patients with congestive heart failure. Arzneimittelforschung 1992;42:1101-
2.Giamberardino MA et al. Effects of prolonged L-carnitine adminstration on delayed muscle pain an CK release after eccentric effort. Int J Sports Med 1996;17:320-24.
3. Green RE, Levine AM, Gunning MJ. The effect of L-cartine supplementation on lean body mass male amateur body builders. J AM, Dietet Assoc 1997;(syook):A-72.
4. Murray MT. The many benefits of carnitine. Am J Natural Med 1996;3:6-14 [review].
5. Dal Negro R, Pomari G, et al. L-carnitine and rehabilitative respiratory physiokinesitherapy: metabo and ventilatory response in chronic respiratory insufficiency. Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther Toxicol 1986;24:453-56.
6. Dal Negro R, Turco P, Pomari C, De Conti F. Effects of L-carnitine on physical performance in chronic respiratory insufficiency. Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther Toxicol 1988;26:269-72.
7. Dipalma JR. Carnitine deficiency. Am Family Phys 1988;38:243-51.
8. Kendler BS. Carnitine: an overview of its role in preventive medicine. Prev Med 1986;15:373-90.
9. Del Favero A. Carnitine and gangliosides. Lancet 1988;ii:337 [letter].
10. Kobayashi A, Masumura Y, Yamazaki N. L-carnitine treatment for congestive heart failure-experimental and clinical study. Jpn Circ J 1992;56:86-94.

Lysine References:
1. Civitelli R, Villareal DT, Agneusdei D, et al. Dietary L-lysine and calcium metabolism in humans. Nutrition 1992;8:400-404.
2. Pauling L. Case report: Lysine/ascorbate-related amelioration of angina pectoris. J Orthomol Med 1991;6:144-46.
3. Flodin NW. The metabolic roles, pharmacology, and toxicology of lysine. J Am Coll Nutr 1997;16:7-21 [review].
4. Kritchevsky D, Weber MM, Klurfeld DM. Gallstone formation in hamsters: influence of specific amino acids. Nutr Rep Internat 1984;29:117.
5. Leszcynski DE, Kummerow FA. Excess dietary lysine induces hypercholestrolemia in chickens. Experientia 1982;38:266-67.

Lecithin References:
1. Benjamin J, Levine J. Fux M, et al. Double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial of inositol treatment for panic disorder. Am J Psychiatry 1995;152:1084-86.

Iron References:
1. Sullivan JL. Stored iron and ischemic heart disease. Circulation 1992;86:1036 [editorial].
2. Cutter P. Deferoxamine therapy in high-ferritin diabetes. Diabetes 1989;38:1207-10.
3. Stevens RG, Graubard BI, Micozzi MS, et al. Moderate elevation of body iron level and increased of cancer occurrence and death. Int J Cancer 1994;56:364-69.
4. Weinberg ED. Iron withholding a defense against infection and neoplasia. Am J Physiol 1984;64:65-102.
5. Oh VMS. Iron dextra and systemc lupus erthematosus. Br Med J 1992;305:1000 [letter].
6. Dabbagh AJ, Trenam CW, Morris CJ, Blake R. Iron in joint inflammation. Ann Rheum Dis 1993;52:67-73.
7. Salonen JU, Nyyssonen K, Korpela H, et al. High stored iron levels associated with excess risk of myocardial infarction in western Finnish men. Circulation
1992;86:8031-11.
8. Kechi S, Willett J, Egger G, et al. Body iron stores and the risk of carolid atherosclerosis. Circlution 1997;96:3300-3307.
9. Tzonou A, Lagiou P, Trichopoulou A, Tsousos V, Trichopoulos D. Dietary iron and coronary heart disease risk: a study from Greece. Am J Epidemiol 1998;147:161-66.
10. Danesh J, Appleby p. Coronary heart disease and iron status. Meta-analyses of prospective studies Circulation 1999;99:852-54.
11. Hunt JR, Gallagher SK, Johnson LK. Effect of ascorbic acid on apparent iron absorption by women with low stores. Am J Clin Nutr 1994;59:1381-85.
12. Suharno D, West CE, Muhilai, et al. Supplementation with vitamin A and iron for nutritional anemi, in pregnant women in West Java, Indonesia. Lancet 1993;342:1325-28.
13. Semba RD, Muhlai, West KR, Jr, et al. Impact of vitamin A supplementation on hematological indicators of iron metabolism and protein status in children. Nutr Res
1992;12:469-78.
14. Harness JAL, Blake DR. Penicllamine nephropathy and iron. Lancet 1982;ii:1368-69.

Vitamin B1 References:
1. Cheraskin E, Ringsdorf WM, Medford FH, Hicks BS. The "ideal" daily vitamin B1 intake Oral Med 1978;33:77-79.

Vitamin B6 References:
1. Keniston RC, Nathan PA, Leklem JE, Lockwood Rs. Vitamin B6, vitamin C, and carpal tunnel syndrome. J Occup Environ Med 1997;39:949-59.
2. Franzblau A, Rock CL, Werner RA, et al. The relationship of vitamin B6 status to median nerve function and carpal tunnel syndrome among active industrial workers. J Occup Environ Med 1996;38:485-91.
3. Smith GP, Rudge PJ, Peters TJ. Biochemical studies of pyridoxal and pyridoxal phosphate status and therapeutic trial of pyridoxine in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. Ann Neurol 1984;15:104-107.
4. Gaby AR. Literature review & commentary. Townsend Letter for Doctors June 1990;338-39.
5. Parry G, Bredesen DE. Sensory neuropath with low-dose pyridoxine. Neurology 1985;35:1466-68.
6. Schaumburg H, Kaplan J, Windebank A, et al. Sensory neuropathy from pyridoxine abuse. N England Med 1983;309(8):445-48.

Vitamin B12 References:
1. Ellis FR, Nasser S. A pilot study of vitamin B12 in the treatment of tiredness. Br J Nutr 1973;30:277-83.
2. Lapp CW, Cheney PR. The rationale for using high-dose cobalamin )vitamin B12). CFIDS Chronic Physicians' Forum, 1993;Fall:19-20.
3. Rana S, D'Amico F, Merenstein JH. Relationship of vitamin B12 deficiency with incontinence in old people. J Am Geriatr Soc 1998;46:931 [letter].
4. Houston DK, Johnson MA, Nozza RJ, et al. Age-related hearing loss, vitamin B12, and folate in elderly women. Am J Clin Nutr 1999;69:564-71.
5. Goldberg TH. Oral vitamin B12 supplementation for elderly patients with B12 deficiency. J Am Geri Soc 1995;43:SA73 [abstr#P258].
6. Lederle FA. Oral cobalamin for pernicious anemia-medicine's best kept secret? JAMA 1993;264:94-95 [commentary].
7. Kondo H. Haematological effects of oral cobalamin preparations on patients with megaloblasic anemia. Acta Haematol 1998;99:200-205.
8. Waif SO, Jansen CJ., Crabtree RE, et al. Oral vitamin B12 without intrinsic factor in the treatment pernicous anemia. Ann Intern Med 1963;58:810-17.
9. Crosby WH. Oral cyanocobalamin without intrinsic factor for pernicious anemia. Arch Intern Med 1980;140:1582.
10. Kaufman W. The use of vitamin therapy to reverse certain concomitants of aging. J Am Geriatr S 1955;3:927-36.
11. Lindenbaum J, Rosenberg IH, Wilson PWF, et al. Prevalence of cobalamin deficiency in the Framingham elderly population. Am J Clin Nutr 1994;60:2-11.
12. verhaeverbeke I, mets T, Mulkens K, vandewoulde M. Normalization of low vitamin B12 serum levels in older people by oral treatment. J Am Geriatr Soc 1997;45:124-25 [letter].

Pantothenic Acid References:
1. Fidanza A. Therapeutic action of pantothenic acid. Int J Vit Nutr Res 1983;suppl 24-53-67 [review].

Folic Acid References:
1.Daly LE, Kirke PN, Molloy A, et al. Folate levels and neural tube defects. JAMA 1995;274:1698-17.
2. Shaw GM, O'Malley CD, Wasserman CR, et al. Maternal periconceptional use of multivitamins and reduced risk for conotruncal heart defects and limb deciciencies among offspring. Am J Med Gentetics 1995;59:536-45.
3. Tolarova M. Periconceptional supplementation with vitamins and folic acid to prevent recurrence of cleft lip. Lancet 1982;ii:217 [letter].
4. Shaw GM, Lammer EF, Wasserman CR, et al. Risks of orofacial clefts in children born to women using multivitamins containing folic acid periconceptionally. Lancet 14995;345:393-96.
5. Hayes C, Werler MM, Willett WC, Mitchell AA. Case-control study of periconceptional folic acid supplementation and oral clefts. Am J Epidemiol 1996;143:1229-34.
6. Russel RM. A minimum of 13,500 deaths annually from coronary artery disease could be prevented by increasing folate intake to reduce homocysteine levels. JAMA 1996;274:1828-29.
7. Houston DK, Johnson MA, Nozza RJ, et al. Age-related hearing loss, vitamin B-12, and folate in elderly women. Am J Clin Nutr 1999;69:564-71.
8. Butterworth CE Jr, Tamua T. Folic acid safety and toxicity: a brief review. Am J Clin Nutr 1989;50:353-58.
9. Wald NJ, Bower C. Folic acid, pernicious anaemia, and prevention of neural tube defects. Lancet 1994;343:307.
10. Russell RM, Golner BB, Krasinski SD, et al. Effect of antacid and H2 receptor antagonists on the intestinal absorption of folic acid. J Lab Clin Med 1988;112:458-63.
11. Russell RM, Dutta SK, Oaks EV, et al. Impariment of folic acid absorption by oral pancreatic extracts. Dig Dis Sci 1980;25:369-73.

Biotin References:
1. Said HM, Redha R, Nylander W. Biotin transport in the human intestine: Inhibition by anticonvulsar drugs. Am J Clin Nutr 1989;49:127-31.
2. Zempleni J, Mock DM. Biotin biochemistry and human requirements. J Nutr Biochem 1999;10:128-38 [review].
3. Coggeshall JC et al. Biotin status and plasma glucose in diabetics. Ann NY Acad Sci 1985;447:38
4. Koutsikos D. Agroyannis B, Tzanatos-Exarchou H, Biotin for diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Bio Pharmachother 1990;44:511-14.
5. Hochman LG, Scher RK, Meyerson MS. Brittle nails. Responses to daily biotin supplementation. Curtis 1993;51(4):303-5.
6. Gomer E. The Essential Guide to Vitamins and Mineral New York Harger, 1995;70-72.

Calcium References:
1. Osborne CG, McTyre RB, Dudek J, et al. Evidence for the relationship of calcium to blood pressure Nutr Rev 1996;54:365-81.
2. Barilla DE, Notz C, Kennedy D, Pak CYC. Renal oxalate excretion following oral oxalate loads in patrients with ileal disease and with renal and absorptive hypercalciurias: effect of calcium and magnesium. Am J Med 1978;64:579-85.
3. Curhan GC, Willett WC, Rimm EB, Stampfer MJ. A prospective study of dietary calcium and other nutrients and the risk of symptomatic kidney stones. N Engl J Med 1993;328:833-83.
4. Bell L, Hastenson CE, Halstenson CJ, et al. Cholesterol-lowering effects of calcium carbonate in patients with mild to moderate hypercholesterolemia. Arch Intern Med 1992;152:2441-44.
5. Sheihk MS, Santa Ana CA, Nicar MJ, et al. Gastrointestinal absorption of calcium from milk and calcium salts. N Engl J Med 1987;317:532-36.
6. Levenson DI, Bockman RS. A review of calcium preparations. Nutr Rev 1994;52:221-32 [review].
7. Nicar MJ, Pak CYC. Calcium bioavailability from calcium carbonate and calcium citrate. J Clin Endocrinol Metabo 1985;61:391-93.
8. Harvey JA, Kenny P, Poindexter J, pak CYC. Superior calcium absorption from calcium citrate than calcium carbonate using external forearm counting. J Am Coll Nutr 1990;9:583-87.
9. Sheikh MS, Santa Ana CA, Nicar MJ, et at. Gastrointestinal absorption of calcium from milk and calcium salts. N Engl J Med 1987;317:532-36.
10. Epstein O, Kato Y, Dick R, Sherlock S. Vitamin D, hydroxyapatite, and calcium gluconate in treatment of cortical bone thinning in postmenopausal women with primary billiary cirrhosis. Am J Clin Nutr 1982;36:426-30.
11. Heaney RP, Recker RR, Weaver CM. Absorbability of calcium sources: the limited role of solubitt Calcif Tissue Int 1990;46:300-4.

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12. Deroisy R, Zartarian M, Meurmans L, et al. Acute changes in serum calcium and parathyroid hormaone circulating levels induced by the oral intake of five currently available calcium salts in healthy male volunteers. Clin Rheumatol 1997;16:249-53.
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