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  • Boron - Life Extension Magazine, 11/03
  • Red Wine, Coffee, and Almonds May Lower Prostate Cancer Risk, Protective Effect Linked to Dietary Boron - WebMD, 4/5/01 - "men who consumed the greatest amount of boron were 64% less likely to develop prostate cancer, when compared with men who consumed the least amount of boron"
  • Beyond the Label: Boron, the 'B' Mineral - Nutrition Science News, 2/01 - "boron may influence the production of hormones (including the active form of vitamin D), improve brain and psychological functions, and exert immune-boosting activity."
  • Calcium, Keep What You Take - Life Extension Magazine, 3/99 - "A mineral that regulates estrogen and testosterone metabolism in postmenopausal women is boron. Published studies consistently show that the administration of small amounts of boron (2-3 mg/day) reduce the amount of calcium and magnesium urinary excretion"
  • Chronic Joint Pain - Nutrition Science News, 1/99 - "Boron, though not an antioxidant, does prevent cells from releasing free radicals. Epidemiologic studies show that people in countries with low amounts of boron in the soil often have osteoarthritis. Conversely, boron supplementation may encourage cartilage repair and synthesis. One open trial demonstrated that boron supplementation of 6­9 mg daily caused symptom remission in 90 percent of arthritis patients studied including people with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile arthritis"