Supplements, or the fancier term, “nutraceuticals,” have gotten a well-deserved bad reputation in evidence-based medicine circles. But a new strategy is afoot in this multi-billion dollar industry: gathering evidence first before marketing a product.
In this "Medical Minute" segment we highlight one such effort surrounding a treatment for the postpartum blues, which can be a precursor to postpartum depression.
For more information:
- Selective dietary supplementation in early postpartum is associated with high resilience against depressed mood. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2017 Mar 28;114(13):3509-3514. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1611965114.