Category Archives: vitamins and supplements

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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Sometimes too much of a good thing is just TOO MUCH

A new study shows Vitamin E may RAISE the risk of prostate cancer.  35,000 men were enrolled in a study that was followed for 5 ½ years.  Those taking  400 IU per day of Vitamin E had a 17% increase … Continue reading

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