I posted this on the other thread, but thought I would be better in this one:
Just a caution to those who take supplements based on what others are doing, or believing the marketing campaigns. Supplements are popular, but I suspect most benefit the supplement industry much more than the users. As they are studied, they are being shown to be ineffective or harmful.
I used saw palmetto for 20 years, but got an enlarged prostate and then prostate cancer, even though the marketing says "supports prostate health", whatever that really means. Spent $$ and had faith based on both the marketing message and even my doctors recommendation to take it. Read an article a couple weeks ago that saw palmetto was studied by the University of Wisconson, and proved to be totally ineffective.
Then this morning there was an article in the newspaper that vitamin E was studied by the University of Minnesota, and the outcome was expected to indicate that it helps the prostate. Turned out that there was a 17% increase in prostate cancer by those in the study group that took it vs. a placebo.
Supplements go to market without impartial study or vetting. Snake oil comes in all kinds of packaging.
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