Record of all References – Alphabetical Order

Below is a comprehensive record of all the references mentioned in our articles, these are in alphabetical order by the article title.

Eating traditionally made tofu helps prevent breast cancer

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Fermented Indonesian superfood found to lower cholesterol and help prevent heart attacks

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Gluten & Intolerance

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