Go Back   NeuroTalk Support Groups > Health & Related Topics > Vitamins, Nutrients, Herbs and Supplements

Vitamins, Nutrients, Herbs and Supplements For discussion about vitamins, vitamin deficiency, herbal remedies and other supplements.

Vitamins, etc.

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 11-06-2012, 02:39 PM   #1
Kitt
Magnate
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,917
My Mood:
Arrow Vitamins, etc.

Interesting article.


http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireSto...7#.UJlnAIZ1HSM
__________________
Kitt

"It is what it is, it's not what it was, it's not what it could have been, it is what it is."

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Syndrome (CMT) The Curse.

AKA Hereditary Motor Sensory Neuropathy (HMSN).

"I was once like you and you will be like me."

Kitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 11-06-2012, 04:21 PM   #2
mrsD
Super Moderator
 
mrsD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Great Lakes
Posts: 28,278
Lightbulb

These stories, reports of studies, go back and forth on efficacy and not. They are really not terribly reliable. I don't think the studies are done in a way so as to make a sizable recommendation.

Choice of participants is basically difficult and often lifestyle and diet and other factors are not controlled, so results can be very
unpredictable. This is unlike studies done by drug companies that CHOOSE their participants carefully. For example people are typically screened to see if they are high placebo reactive.
These are not typically allowed in the studies with the drug.
There is a book about this written by a former medical doctor/editor of New England Journal of Medicine:
Marcia Angell, MD called The Truth About the Drug Companies.

Anyone else reading this might want to either borrow or buy this book.

I learned about this quite awhile ago while researching Concerta (methylpheinidate ) for children. I found a doctor who was very angry when he discovered the study he was doing was being slanted by choice of patients to include to favor the results to sell more product. It was quite the scandal at the time and they censored him in his reports! So now I watch for books, articles on this subject often.

But thank you for bringing this here, Kitt. It is often good to discuss medical stuff and learn more.
__________________
aka mrsdoubtfyre
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.-- Galileo Galilei

.
Fall leaves in our backyard fountain 2014.
************************************
Please use the search function to find more information here in our forums. Your keyword must be at least 4 letters long. This is the handy link:


.


************************************
Here is a link to our guidelines that explains how to post links and information properly here due to copyright laws:


.
mrsD is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vitamins Shezian Peripheral Neuropathy 16 04-13-2012 08:10 PM
Vitamins Karate Mom Peripheral Neuropathy 16 12-18-2011 07:56 AM
Vitamins tysondouglass Myasthenia Gravis 9 05-11-2010 02:57 PM
vitamins and herbs jabkat Vitamins, Nutrients, Herbs and Supplements 0 11-27-2007 09:35 AM
what vitamins/ect.. for PCS me22 Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Concussion Syndrome 5 08-14-2007 07:13 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:05 PM.
Brought to you by the fine folks who publish mental health and psychology information at Psych Central Mental Health Forums

The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment
provided by a qualified health care provider. Always consult your doctor before trying anything you read here.


Powered by vBulletin • Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.


All posts copyright their original authors Community Guidelines Terms of Use Privacy Policy
NeuroTalk Archives