FDA Warns About Stem Cell Claims

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Stem cell therapies offer the potential to treat diseases or conditions for which few treatments exist.

Stem cells, sometimes called the body’s “master cells,” are the precursor cells that develop into blood, brain, bones and all of your organs. Their promise in medical treatments is that they have the potential to repair, restore, replace and regenerate cells that could then be used to treat many medical conditions and diseases.

How do we avoid spending money in nutritional supplements that do not work?

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In a recent article titled Enough Is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, written by Eliseo Guallar, Lawrence Appel, Edgar Miller (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health), Saverio Stranges (Warwick Medical School, UK), and Cynthia Mulrow (American College of Physicians) highlight the scientific evidence that nutritional supplements do not work to prevent chronic illnesses.



Stop wasting money on dietary supplements

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Three articles in this issue address the role of vitamin and mineral supplements for preventing the occurrence or progression of chronic diseases. First, Fortmann and colleagues systematically reviewed trial evidence to update the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation on the efficacy of vitamin supplements for primary prevention in community-dwelling adults with no nutritional deficiencies.

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