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Letters to the editor

Not-so-safe natural remedy for high cholesterol? 8 January 2009
In doing research on phytosterols, a reader found that it does lower cholesterol; however, he also found research that suggests it could also contribute to aortic valve disease.

 

Researchers Lost in Caffeine Fog? 18 June 2003
Caffeine is a dangerous drug, similar to cocaine and amphetamine. It causes an increase in catecholamine production and prevents timely reuptake—so why haven't researchers investigated potential links with ADD, mental disorders, and suicide?

 

Ephedra 10 March 2003
With ephedrine-plus-caffeine now banned as an OTC drug, why is this same combination deemed safe as a dietary supplement?

 

 

 

   
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