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Therefore, it might be challenging to establish where the real facts about these issues lie. Nonetheless, it is important that transparency be embraced in the field of health sciences and medicine, with regard to issues that directly affect health of people, who are consumers of drugs and other health products. Full information on such issues must be made available to the consumers, so that they can make the right decisions, with regard to their health.
With respect to supplements, there have been varied perceptions of these, their function, usefulness in society, and impact on human health. While some researches and views point to their benefits, others reveal the risks involved when using them. In an article in the Wall street journal, by Corbett (2011), food supplements are considered of little benefit to human beings, but only as presenting health risks to them. This article was based on a research conducted among specific women. This revealed that women who used supplements had a higher risk of dying than those who did not use supplements. On the other hand, the presenters dwelt on the benefits of supplements. In their presentation, the negative side of supplements was not highlighted with the weight it needs. They recommended supplements for bodybuilders, diabetics, athletes, and seniors. Some of the benefits of protein supplements were that, they enhance muscle synthesis. These also strengthen a person’s immune system, and help in weight loss. The only problem identified with supplements is that they may lead to negative effects, if they are taken in an overdose, or the wrong way. Therefore, there is a difference in how food supplements have been perceived by the presenters, and the article in the Wall Street journal, in terms of the seriousness of the issue (Corbett, 2011).
Another article in the Wall Street journal by Hobson (2011) equally addresses special concerns about supplements. In this
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Ranking was based on feedback from customers and medical experts. According to the online Buyers’ Guide for Diet Pills prepared by ResearchDietPills.com (2012), customers’ feedback about various diet pills, along with experts, and some clinical studies can actually lead to the determination of preferred diet pills in the market.
In turn, people follow the popular trend and tend to take care of their body size. They want to have desirable figures in front of other people as they feel such characteristic add up to their overall confidence. The trend is also affected by the growing awareness of people regarding the increasing cases of obesity around the world.
The use of vitamin and mineral supplements has been available for numerous years to individuals of all ages. Some physicians have recommended supplements to patients for improvement to personal health, while other people may have started a supplement regiment through self-diagnosis of dietary habits, research, or friendly suggestions.
Issues regarding the usefulness of supplements to humans and use of diet pills have on different occasions aroused heated debates among the practitioners and scholars in this field. Additionally, drug recalls and health marketing has led to contradictory views in the way these are practiced.
“Psyllium” grows in form of a husk which is later used to make the diet medicine (Singh, 2007). The fiber that is contained in the “Psyllium” husks can assist in reducing cholesterol. It also used in relieving constipation and diarrhoea. People with bowel problems and haemorrhoids can also be treated by it (Alphonse, 2011).
This research will begin with the statement that marketing refers to the ways companies use to introduce their products in the market and to make people aware of their new products and services. The role of effective marketing campaigns and use of proper marketing mix are very important in the successful marketing of a product.
Nutrition Examination Survey, approximately 17.1% of the 3,958 children who participated in the research study were overweight and that 35% of children between the age brackets of 6 to 19 years old are seriously overweight (Ogden et al., 2006).
A lot of past research studies
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