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Efficacy of dietary supplement based on Garcinia on weight loss

  A meta-analysis evaluating the efficacy of Garcinia extract to reduce body weight of overweight or obese. An English meta-analysis of Onakpoya and colleagues published in the Journal of Obesity in 2011 assessed on the basis of 12 clinical trials, the efficacy of Garcinia on reducing body weight of adults overweight or obese. The meta-analysis […]

A dietary supplement based on soy and green tea does not lose weight

  A clinical trial assessed the efficacy of a dietary supplement of soy lecithin and green tea based on the loss of fat mass in overweight people. An American randomized controlled trial of Mangine and colleagues published in the journal Lipids in Health and Disease in 2012 assesses, for 8 weeks, the efficacy of a […]

Dietary supplements do not protect against cardiovascular disease

A meta-analysis evaluating the efficacy of dietary supplements containing vitamins and antioxidants in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. A meta-analysis of Korean Myung and colleagues published in the journal British Medical Journal in 2013 estimated, from the results of 50 controlled randomized trials, the efficacy of food supplements containing vitamins and / or antioxidants in […]

Meta-analysis: essential for NPIs practice

Meta-analysis, an indispensable tool for understanding the benefits and risks of non-pharmacological interventions. More than 100 million Europeans are using alternative medicines according to the 2012 CAMBrella survey. The popularity of these medicines is growing as evidenced by bestsellers, magazine covers, television report hearings and Internet consultations. They are accessible everywhere, in hospitals, in city […]

Probiotics enhance sugar levels in the blood

A clinical trial evaluating the effect of probiotics on the fasting blood glucose levels in pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus. An Irish randomized controlled trial of Lindsay and his collaborators published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2015 evaluates the effect of the daily intake of probiotics versus placebo in FPG […]

Ginkgo biloba does not protect against Alzheimer’s disease

  A clinical trial testing the effectiveness of long-term consumption of ginkgo biloba extract on appariation of risk reduction of Alzheimer’s disease in older people complaining about their memory. A French randomized controlled trial of Vellas and colleagues published in the Lancet Neurology in 2012 evaluated for 5 years, the efficacy of the daily consumption […]

Aloe Vera, to treat Type 2 Diabetes?

   A study tested the efficacy of Aloe Vera gel in the treating people with Type 2 Diabetes. An Iranian randomized controlled trial published in 2012 by Fallah Huseini and colleagues in the Planta Medica journal assessed the efficacy of a daily intake of Aloe Vera gel for 2 months in reducing blood glucose and lipids in patients […]

A mushroom to care cognitive symptoms?

A study suggests the effectiveness of a dietary supplement containing mushroom on cognitive function in people over 50 years of age with mild cognitive impairment. A Japanese study of Mori and colleagues published in the journal Phytotherapy Research in 2009 suggests the effectiveness of a dietary supplement based powdered mushroom (Hericium erinaceus or Yamabushitake) consumed […]

Defining Health Product

The National Security Agency of Medicines and Health Products (Agence Nationale de Securite du Medicament et des Produits de Sante) collectively referred to health products the following categories: – “Drugs, – Blood-derived drugs, – Narcotics and psychotropic – Vaccines – Cellular products for therapeutic purposes, – Gene therapy medicinal products, – Labile blood products, – […]

Blog In Health

Welcome to the Blog in Health Why this blog? Non-pharmacological interventions (NPIs) and health prevention programs vary greatly in terms of efficacy and cost-benefits. This wide range of results generates persistent –sometimes intentional– confusion and misconceptions, which can mislead people made vulnerable by a medical condition. Blog in Health reviews the most rigorous studies focusing on […]