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Should I consume more vitamins if I'm trying to lose weight?

No matter what type of weight-loss plan you choose to cut calories, you'll make a big mistake if you don't take care of your nutrient needs. A study conducted by researchers at Stanford University found that four popular weight-loss plans didn't take vitamin demands into account, meaning that people losing pounds were also losing important health benefits. The researchers identified vitamins A, C, E, and K as the most depleted in dieters.

The takeaway: Pay attention to your vitamin needs if you change your eating plan. Consider taking a multivitamin when cutting calories to keep your immune system strong.

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