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Nature can be toxic: Many common herbal remedies can dangerously interact with medications

My patients often consider herbal remedies to be free of side effects, but many “natural” products can lead to toxicity ...
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Studies’ review of 24 supplements: Fish oil a ‘waste of money’ for consumers hoping to gain heart benefits

Consumers have been told so many times that dietary fish oil supplements promote heart health that it seems to be ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Natural’ is a feel-good label that can deceive us about the safety of medicine, beauty products and food

People believe that a host of items including foods, medicines, beauty products, cigarettes, lighting, and even causes of injuries are ...
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About all those vitamins and nutritional supplements we’re taking: Most may be ‘a big waste of money’, researchers say

More than half of Americans take at least one vitamin or nutritional supplement every day, according to the study, amounting ...
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‘Do not waste your money’: Most heart-healthy supplements won’t cut your disease risk, study shows

There are lots of things you can do to keep your heart healthy and hopefully live longer. But a new ...
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Nootropics and the quest to improve our brains through ‘barely regulated’ dietary supplements

It helped too that, as vague as the term “smart” is, “nootropics” is equally broad. It was coined by Romanian ...
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Fatty acids: How do all those omegas affect your health?

Omega 7 fatty acids are suddenly the rage in health circles. They are found in macadamia nuts, certain meats and ...
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Can we treat aging? Anti-aging supplements make big promises based on little science

New compounds that slow cellular aging in experiments are emerging in the dietary supplement market. But with no studies in ...