Thursday, April 25, 2019

Will Dangerous Dietary Supplements Finally Be Reined In?

By Henry I. Miller, M.D. and Josh Bloom, Ph.D.

Dietary supplements are big business. Three out of four Americans take one or more on a regular basis, and for older Americans the fraction is four out of five. One in three children also takes supplements. The estimated number of supplement products increased from 4,000 in 1994 to 50,000-80,000 today. Out-of-pocket expenditures for herbal and complementary nutritional products are about $50 billion.

However, one of the great hoaxes perpetrated on health-conscious American consumers is the hype and outright fraud of dietary supplements that don’t work and are sometimes dangerous...........To Read More.... 

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