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A trace mineral element widely present in raw foods and an essential art of several important enzymes. It helps stop tooth decay and anaemia, and is also thought to prevent oesophageal cancer and increase sexual potency in older men.

Since most of the molybdenum content is lost during the milling of whole grains and the refining of raw sugar, a diet based on these refined foods can result in a deficiency.

Other good sources are legumes, whole grain cereals and dark leafy vegetables. For more information on nutrition see 'A to Z' by Dr. Michael Sharn (Prion Books)

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