Lecithin: The Dark Side of a Dietary Supplement

Dov Michaeli

Posted 1/25/12 on The Doctor Weighs In

by Dov Michaelli

Incredulous Dov

Lecithin as a dietary supplement has been heavily promoted as a panacea for:

  • Cardiovascular health
  • Liver and cell function
  • Fat transport and fat metabolism
  • Reproduction and child development
  • Physical performance and muscle function
  • Cell communication
  • Improvement in memory, learning and reaction time
  • relief of arthritis
  • Healthy hair and skin
  • Treatment for gallstones

If you believe any of that please let me know -I happen to have a bridge to sell you. I always suspected promotions that promise to cure all human ailments. But recently I came across a paper that prompted me to examine the evidence behind those claims. I’ll save you an excrutiatingly detailed account -none of the claims has any credible evidence to back it up.

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