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Archive for December, 2011

A recent study was at first glance, alarming to users of dietary supplements. However, understanding the details of the study tells a different story. The authors report that the use of multivitamins and select nutrients was assessed in relation to total mortality in 38,722 older women in the Iowa Women’s Health Study. Over a period […]

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Oral sea buckthorn oil and dry eye syndrome

The effect of oral sea buckthorn (SB) oil was studied in 100 individuals ages 20-75 in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Participants took 2 gm/day of SB oil or placebo oil for 3 months. Eighty six participants completed the study. Tear film samples were collected at the beginning, after one month, and at the end of […]

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