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Vitamins and brain function a report of a conference held October 1 and 2, 1992 at the Foundation for Nutritional Advancement, Boston, Massachusetts by

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Published by Foundation For Nutritional Advancement in Boston, Mass .
Written in English


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Includes bibliographical references.

Statementeditors, Irwin H. Rosenberg, Alayne Ronnenberg.
ContributionsRosenberg, Irwin H., Ronnenberg, Alayne., Foundation for Nutritional Advancement.
LC ClassificationsRC386.2 .V58 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 63 p. :
Number of Pages63
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1127661M
LC Control Number94071241

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