Medical Mondays – You ask the questions and our highly trained bioidentical hormones experts will post your answer LIVE! Q: I just made an appointment to see Dr. Jeffrey Thackrey in Fort Lauderdale – a BodyLogicMD affiliated physician. I currently take several vitamins and supplements and I was wondering if my new
Do vitamins and supplements increase mortality rate in older women? The headlines in USA Today sure make it look like they do. The only clear associations shown in this study were that supplemental iron was found to increase the risk of mortality and the higher the dose of iron, the higher the risk.
Tonight’s lead story on a national news network was a report that suggested that supplements might actually be harmful. The results were debatable, having much to do with the specific group of women over 60. Calcium supplements appeared beneficial; iron supplements appeared harmful. The reasons, overall, were not clear to researchers. So,