What are the Factors to Consider when using Serum Zinc Concentration to determine the Zinc Status of a Population?

Research Paper Title Serum Zinc Concentrations in the US Population Are Related to Sex, Age, and Time of Blood Draw but Not Dietary or Supplemental Zinc. Background Serum zinc concentration is used to assess the zinc status of populations. Cutoffs for serum zinc were developed on the basis of data from the second NHANES (1976-1980).… Read More

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Comparing the Attitudes of the General Population & UK Armed Forces to Mental Illness

Research Paper Title Attitudes to Mental Illness in the U.K. Military: A Comparison With the General Population. Background To compare attitudes to mental illness in the U.K. military and in the general population in England. Methods Using data from a cross-sectional survey of 821 U.K. military personnel and a separate cross-sectional survey of 1,729 members… Read More

Soldiers: Guilt, Taboo’s & Killing

“There is the guilt all soldiers feel for having broken the taboo against killing, a guilt as old as war itself. Add to this the soldier’s sense of shame for having fought in actions that resulted, indirectly or directly, in the deaths of civilians. Then pile on top of that an attitude of social opprobrium,… Read More

Is There a Difference in the Use of Dietary Supplements between Military Personnel and Civilians?

Research Paper Title Longitudinal trends in use of dietary supplements by U.S. Army personnel differ from those of civilians. Background Prevalence and patterns of dietary supplement (DS) use by U.S. Army soldiers differ from the civilian population. Longitudinal trends in use of DSs by civilians have been examined, but are unavailable in subpopulations such as… Read More