Month: June 2013

The Coenzyme Q10 Hype

I’ve seen it selling in drug stores pitching benefits to all and sundry. While there have been small scale studies showing possible benefits in people with heart disease I’ve had my doubts. Yet the hard sell goes on promoting CoQ10

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SBM: Knee Osteoarthritis – Thumbs Down for Acupuncture and Glucosamine

Good article over at Science Based Medicine – Knee Osteoarthritis: Thumbs Down for Acupuncture and Glucosamine. They highlight the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 1200 page report evaluating the evidence for various treatments for knee osteoarthritis short of total

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Acupuncture is a theatrical placebo

An interesting read: Acupuncture is a theatrical placebo: the end of a myth Acupuncture is an interesting case, because it seems to have achieved greater credibility than other forms of alternative medicine, despite its basis being just as bizarre as

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