Many weight loss and immune system supplements are illegally labeled and lack scientific evidence to back up their health claims. The dietary supplement industry is big business—and the US Department of Health and Human Services found that the labeling of 20 percent of the 127 weight loss and immune boosting supplements purchased online and in various stores was deceptive and false.
It’s not just about wasting one’s money on products that don’t work, but more about endangering one’s health when replacing medical treatment with a supplement that may have no effect.
October 5, 2012
Your areas of interest with respect to nutrition are well aligned with my perspective.
I attended medical school many years ago, and I have been involved with economic analysis and public policy development.
Political interests and behavioral choices have driven our society to develop unhealthy lifestyles over the past few decades.
The health insurance firm, Humana, estimates the excess weight of US citizens costs our society over $100 billion annually in medical expenditures and lost productivity. This represents approximately 5% of total annual medical expenditures of more than $ 2 trillion.
You may include this information at your website, if you believe it would be helpful.
Looking forward to keeping in touch.