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April 2010
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Cartoon of tired mitochondria

When Cells Face an Energy Crisis
Malfunctioning Mitochondria Cause Many Disorders
Tiny capsule-shaped structures called mitochondria provide energy to your cells. But when they're defective, mitochondria can cause a host of health problems.
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Dairy Dilemma
Are You Getting Enough Calcium?
You may be avoiding dairy products because of lactose intolerance. Or you might have other reasons. But dairy products are a major source of calcium, vitamin D and other nutrients that are important for your body.
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