Category Archives: vitamins and supplements

You may NOT need to take vitamin D…

You may NOT need to take vitamin D… What?!  It has been standard of care to suggest vitamin D3 1000 – 2000 IU a day.  But, recently Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology published a study involving over 53,000 patients which looked … Continue reading

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I am a myth-buster! Myth-busting at musculoskeletal issues…

Yes, call me a myth-buster!  In my recent family medicine journal there is a fantastic article (with research to back up their recommendations) that helps with musculoskeletal issues.  Which of these categories do you fit in?! Are you a middle-aged … Continue reading

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Beware of herbals and supplements as these may cause liver problems.

Hepatotoxicity from herbal and dietary supplements is on the rise in the US. Body-building supplements are implicated as the most common cause of liver injury. The symptoms that the patients presented to the doctor with were most often with jaundice … Continue reading

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Multivitamins do not cut cardiovascular events

What does this mean? Behavioral interventions such as exercise and medications for cholesterol-lowering therapist CAN lower cardiovascular disease risk. Multivitamins daily did not provide any cardiovascular benefits. There was a study of nearly 15,000 male physicians and rate of cardiovascular … Continue reading

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Vitamin E. Men, don’t take extra.

If a little is good… a lot is NOT necessarily better.  A 7-year study of more than 35,000 men showed that extra vitamin E can significantly increase your risk of prostate cancer. The study used a dose of 400 IU a day … Continue reading

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Still taking vitamin B12 injections? Move over shot. A pill may be just as good.

For years patients with low blood counts due to low vitamin B 12 levels came in the office once a month for a Vitamin B12 injection.   Two good studies compared intramuscular injection to oral route.  Both forms raised low vitamin B12 … Continue reading

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Harmful supplement ingredient, DMAA.

Here is an interesting article about DMAA, a supplement that some take before workouts.  Read on . . . http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/03/business/army-studies-workout-supplements-after-2-deaths.html?_r=1&ref=health

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