Learn about the risks of taking Vitamins daily and taking medications called Loop Diuretics as people with Hypertension or Heart Disease may be at higher risk of developing weak bones in this medical report.
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Dr. Susan Sharma: This is Insidermedicne in 60. From Copenhagen - Taking vitamins on a daily basis may not help you live longer, and may even raise the risk of death. In a meta-analysis of 67 randomized clinical trials and data from over 200,000 subjects, taking vitamins did not have an overall positive effect on longevity. Vitamin A was shown to raise mortality by 16%, beta-carotene by 7% and vitamin E by 4%. From Connecticut - Those taking medications called loop diuretics for hypertension or heart disease may be at higher risk of developing weak bones. In a study of over 3,200 men over aged 65, those who took loop diuretics had a 2.5 fold higher risk for loss of bone mineral density. This may be attributed to increased urinary excretion. And finally, from Ireland - Self-monitoring for non-insulin treat type 2 diabetes is more likely to lead to depression than long-term health benefits. Researchers discovered that patients have a tendency to find the process intrusive and uncomfortable and were unable to find any significant effect of self-monitoring on blood glucose levels. The study suggests that self-monitoring may not be a cost-effective use of resources that could be allocated to other areas of diabetes care. For Insidermedicine in 60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma.

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