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  8. Cohen JM, Fagin AP, Hariton E, Niska JR, Pierce MW, Kuriyama A, Whelan JS, Jackson JL, Dimitrakoff JD.  Therapeutic intervention for chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS): a systematic review and meta-analysis.  PLoS One.  2012; 7(8):e41941.
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  5. Vegetarian Resource Group. Information about building a balanced vegetarian diet
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