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Archive for the 'Carnitine' Category

Safety of energy drinks

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Energy drinks are consumed by 30% to 50% of adolescents and young adults. The manufacturers claim they are safe.

Researchers at the University of Miami, in Florida reviewed the evidence and came to a different conclusion. (more…)

Should L-carnitine be taken to treat angina pectoris?

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Dr. Gayle Nicholas Scott at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, reviewed the evidence on Medscape . (more…)

CAM for neuropathic and neuralgic pain

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Prof. Ernst has reviewed the evidence. (more…)

Treating ADHD with supplements

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Researchers from the University of Canterbury, at Christchurch, New Zealand reviewed the evidence supporting the use of nutritional and herbal supplements to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (more…)

Do antioxidants lower the side effects of chemotherapy?

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Some studies suggest that cancer patients who take antioxidants are more likely to tolerate more full doses of chemotherapy. (more…)

Popular weight loss supplements reviewed

Monday, May 19th, 2008

A couple of PharmDs from Ohio have published a review of 16 weight loss supplements (and 1 drug) used to help shed excess girth.

I’ll give just the bottom line on each supplement here. (more…)

Complementary therapies for cancer-related fatigue

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

Reviewers from the Mayo Clinic are not ready to support any single CAM option, but some warrant further study, in their opinion. (more…)