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Received call from Karnataka colleague abt a man with severe liver failure

For weight loss & fatty liver disease, he paid 6000Rs and tuk these #Herbalife products, for 2 months

Now he is critically ill, may need a new liver

Shutting eyes in broad daylight doesnt make it night
More context:
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, USA run LiverTox calls Herbalife as a "well established cause of clinically apparent liver injury"
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ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK54844…
The Latin-American Drug induced Liver Injury Network has identified Herbalife products as one of the commonest causes for severe liver injury
pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33434654/
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Great session moderated by @chiragbarjatyaa on whey protein supplementations.

To add on to this, there is definitely a lot of confusion regarding adverse effects of whey protein in general and patient population

Here is one such paper cdnsciencepub.com/doi/abs/10.113… in which...

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...authors mention that (abusive) use of whey (abusive - not defined) was associated with liver and kidney injury

They also mention - chronic use (not defined) and without professional guidance use of whey was associated with (some) liver and kidney side effects

Upfront...

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...this systematic review is scary.

It will confuse the reader and deter those who wish to use whey supplements

But, see this letter to the editor by another group of authors criticizing the original paper cdnsciencepub.com/doi/10.1139/ap…

One can notice that the paper was...

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A person messaged me asking if he could continue taking this following drug for memory boosting.

The drug contains 'Brahmi' from herb Bacopa.

Fact: Depending on #Ayurveda, which itself, #quackery, embodiment of #pseudoscience ➡️#herbal #memory booster is #fraud. #medtwitter
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People age, som develop cognition disorders - there R identifiable risk factors, treatable&controllable.

Cognition disorders➡️bit.ly/2KnXZ25 - which of these are prevented by Bacopa? Actually none

Let us see 2 large metanalyses/systematic reviews on Bacopa extracts
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A - pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24252493/
Result: some potential, nothing definite because it is never compared with a standard drug. I dont know Y complementary and alternative medicines R always compared with placebo when there are other better standards 2 compare them with! #livertwitter
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#Advice - #DONT drink #AloeVera or eat its #extracts
📌Very #liver #toxic, especially #cirrhosis
📌Possibly cause #Cancer
📌Damage #cell #DNA
See: bit.ly/2BXHcyy & bit.ly/31gINb4
👇patient #liverbiopsy - lightpink area all liver cells #DEAD
#livertwitter
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📌Check your #nutrition #supplements
📌Double check #famous #weightloss supplements
📌Aloe-Vera = #Herbal liver injury
📌Some benefit in #skincare #dermatology, nothingelse! bit.ly/33h0rOO
📌Always disclose to your #Doctor
#MedTwitter #MedStudentTwitter #Ayurveda
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Nobody follows this. Whole #plant is mostly used! #plantbased supplemental diets with whole Aloe-Vera for treating conditions like #diabetes and #jaundice leads to #catastrophe
#regulation = 0 in #India. All Aloe Vera treatments by #WhatsApp #Doctors Image
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Analysis: #NYSE $HLF

Case 180 #Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.

DISCLAIMER: The analysis is strictly for educational purposes and should not be construed as an invitation to trade.

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Weekly Chart: Price broke threw December #trendline support and stopped exactly on the Fib 0.50 at 31.54 then rising marginally. Expecting further losses on a break below targeting 27.50 then 23.80/05. Price is very .....

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..... #bearish as price trades below the main moving averages. Immediate #resistance is 36.20 then the broken #Fib. 0.38 at 38.75/90.

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