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For my nutrition course, I am required to write a paper about a public health issue (recognized/potential) that requires further research to adequately address. The idea of the paper is to a) name an issue, b) detail what research has been done to this point, and c) address ways of directing future research or interventions (this is really the meat of the paper).
The only stipulation is that it has to be about a particular vitamin or mineral; e.g., some dude in the class is doing Vitamin D levels and asthma in inner-city youths. It can certainly be exercise-related, but should remain applicable to a broad audience. So, competitive bodybuilders and 'X' might not fly, but athletes/weight lifters and 'X' should be good to go.
It should also be an area of health concern, so rather than 'would athletes get a bigger bench from supplementing VitaMineral XYZ', it should go more like 'are athletes at a greater risk of a VitaMineral XYZ-deficiency related health issue'.
As this forum seems to have a collectively higher IQ than most of the others and is full of very intelligent guys and health nuts, I was wondering what y'all would have in mind for this. I've always been terrible about thinking up decent ideas for myself.