I try to be as accurate as possible in the information I give you in class. But you should always verify for yourselves information about topics that interest you. Sometimes it can be very difficult to find health-related articles on reliable websites, and it takes a bit of searching to verify or disprove claims found elsewhere. Answer the three questions below. The answers can be found on the websites I’ve linked.
In class I mentioned the problem of product labeling on vitamins and supplements, and that testing by the US Pharmacopeia is considered to be the gold standard for verification of what is actually contained in manufactured drugs. An overview of their services is here:
FYI: Here is their link for professionals (that’s you!):
And here is a short presentation for consumers:
Given that the majority of consumers trust supplements from major retailers like GNC, read this one-page article on the WebMD website which summarizes an article from the New York Times, a popular newspaper published in New York.