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“Do you know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy.

Five minutes that could save your life! “Would you like to know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy. We are all a bit shy of talking about breasts, but a five minute chat with any of our team here in Life Pharmacy Donabate... Read more >

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Let’s talk about Type 2 Diabetes with pharmacist Jane Brennan

Did you know that there are more than 1 million people in Ireland at risk of, or who have diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is where the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin, or is unable to fully use the insulin it produces. This results in too much glucose in the blood, which can have serious... Read more >

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Get Active in 2019: Tips to achieve your New Year’s fitness goals

Getting more active is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions made every January, as thousands look to spark a positive change in their well being and shed their holiday pounds. Gyms around the country reach their peak capacity as members new and old arrive full of motivation and ambition, yet many find it... Read more >

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Articles in Vitamins, minerals and supplements

NHS Choices - Introduction

(26/02/2015)

Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients that your body needs in small amounts to work properly.

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NHS Choices - Vitamin A

(26/02/2015)

Vitamin A is also known as retinol and it has several important functions.

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NHS Choices - The B vitamins

(26/02/2015)

There are many different types of vitamin B and they all have important functions.

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NHS Choices - Vitamin C

(26/02/2015)

Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid and has several important functions.

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NHS Choices - Vitamin D

(26/02/2015)

Vitamin D has several important functions. For example, it helps to regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body.

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NHS Choices - Vitamin K

(26/02/2015)

Vitamin K has several important functions. For example, it is needed for blood clotting, which means it helps wounds to heal properly.

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NHS Choices - Calcium

(26/02/2015)

There is more calcium in the body than any other mineral, and it has several important functions.

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NHS Choices - Iodine

(26/02/2015)

Iodine helps to make the thyroid hormones. These hormones help to keep cells and the metabolic rate healthy.

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NHS Choices - Iron

(06/03/2015)

Iron is an essential mineral that has several important roles in the body.

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NHS Choices - Other vitamins and minerals

(26/02/2015)

As well as vitamins and more common minerals – such as calcium, iodine and iron – a healthy diet includes many other substances.

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