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July 14, 2020

Jul 14, 2020
 

Last week, I was looking at some new cars on the internet. For the next 4-5 days I was bombarded by car ads on my Facebook page. Then, when I opened up my YouTube app, the recommended videos were all about the newest cars as well. It is like someone is looking over your shoulder and then giving you unasked-for advice.

This happens even more when you look at a health condition or medication for a health condition. If you search for a diabetes medication for information, you will suddenly be bombarded by nutritionals, diets and natural remedies for your diabetes, and videos that explain why they are so good.

 

While it is true that some things are beneficial, there is not a lot of scientific data that needs to be available to make the claims. This week our intern Stephen Rubano for USF College of Pharmacy took a look at the top 100 supplements for diabetes and found that although over half of the population took some of the products, only a precious few had enough data to be considered effective. Click here to find out how many were and why most patients won’t stop taking their nutritionals once they start them.

 

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Dave Joffe

Editor-in-chief