What are the health benefits of phosphorus?

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  • ADariush Mozaffarian, MD, Internal Medicine, answered
    The following are health benefits of phosphorus:
    • Helps build and protect bones and teeth
    • Part of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA)
    • Helps convert food into energy
    • Part of phospholipids, which carry lipids in blood and help shuttle nutrients into and out of cells
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