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The Physiological Impact of Boron

  title={The Physiological Impact of Boron},
  author={H. Fisher},
Boron is the fifth element in the periodic table of elements and has a number of important functions. The borate minerals have been known for thousands of years and have varied history from the deserts of Tibet to the alchemists of the middle ages. Boron occurs in most foods produced from plants. Since 1989 its nutritional value has been debated. Boron plays several biochemical roles in animals, including humans. However, it may be one of the most overlooked and unique elements and minerals in… Expand
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