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Carnitine

Are Diet Pills an Aggressively Marketed Scam?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Silly and optimistic as I am, I'm hoping for an end to health claims on foods and supplements. Health claims were introduced in 1994, have been so miserably abused and have become so utterly misleading that it's just time to say goodbye. The other more realistic scenario is that consumers will start rejecting the hype and express their skepticism with their wallets.

Carnitine Confusion: What Does That New Red Meat Study Really Mean?

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

Carnitine may well turn out to be the perpetrator of the "crime" of heart disease, but it's way too early to tell. Simple, sound-bite answers to difficult questions may make us feel good, but they rarely lead to effective solutions.

A New Beef With Meat and Eggs? My Gut Reactions

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

For now, my gut reaction to the news about TMAO is that context matters. It's not really just about meat or eggs in the diet, but about the overall dietary pattern, the kinds of meat, the feed and treatment of the egg-laying hens, and our exposures to chemicals and antibiotics.

Does Carnitine Really Cause Heart Disease?

Alan R. Gaby, M.D. | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Alan R. Gaby, M.D.

The bulk of the scientific evidence indicates that carnitine is beneficial for the heart, and the conclusion circulated by the media that carnitine is harmful is unwarranted.

Why Don't Patients Take Their Meds?

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

A good chunk of those beautifully printed, fully legible prescriptions never make it to the drug store to be converted into actual pills.