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A comprehensive review of the safety and effectiveness of this dietary supplement. If the dietary supplement is not a Do Not Use product, information on adverse effects, drug interactions and how to use the medication are included.
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Worst Pills, Best Pills Newsletter Articles

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  • Questions & Answers [hide all summaries]
    (September 2015)
    In response to our recent article on osteoporosis, a reader asks for our opinion regarding the use of the dietary supplement PROSTEON for this disorder. See our independent assessment of this supplement.
  • Vitamin D and Calcium for Bone Health: Getting the Right Amount [hide all summaries]
    (January 2013)
    This article reviews the latest recommendations on how much calcium and vitamin D are best for people. The right amount depends on both your age and whether you are male or female. Also, learn about the upper safe levels of both calcium and Vitamin D so that you do not take amounts that can be dangerous.
  • Dietary Supplements Offer Little to No Benefit and May Be Harmful [hide all summaries]
    (October 2012)
    The article reviews current evidence on 16 dietary supplements based on a large number of studies testing their effectiveness.
  • Vitamins and Minerals: A User’s Guide [hide all summaries]
    (August 2010)
    Vitamin and mineral supplements are a booming business in this coun­try. Many people are misled by ad­vertising into thinking that taking a supplement will help get rid of many of their health problems. But this is not the case.
  • Calcium By Any Other Name is Still Calcium [hide all summaries]
    (May 2003)
    The jackals selling unregulated dietary and herbal supplements have been hard at it bombarding the public with preposterous, unsubstantiated claims about the superiority of their particular miracle natural calcium products. Some disreputable companies have gone beyond just claiming a better calcium product and are now declaring that “coral calcium,” for example if it is from Okinawa, is the secret to good health and a long life.

Health Letter Articles

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  • Bogus Cures for Diabetes on the Internet [hide all summaries]
    (November 2006)
    A joint effort of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission(FTC) has resulted in recent warning letters to a large number of companies who are illegally marketing unproven diabetes treatments online. The article lists many of these products.

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