Navigation Links
Milk Thistle Not An Effective Cure For Liver Disease

The health benefits of milk thistle, an herbal remedy employed in the treatment of liver disease has been questioned with a recent study highlighting the lack of evidence for its safety and efficacy // . There has been a good market for thistle milk, with over 1 million people suffering from liver disease (Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C or alcoholic liver disease) worldwide.

The research team analyzed the results of 13 different clinical trials involving the use of milk thistle in patients with liver disease due to alcoholism or hepatitis B or C. According to the predefined criteria, data pertaining to 6 different placebo-controlled, double blind studies were taken into consideration.

Following analysis, no beneficial effects of thistle milk could be found with respect to rate of mortality or complications associated with liver disease. Infact, it was nothing more than a placebo.

When the adverse effect factor was analyzed, no significant increase in the adverse effect was evident. However, this alone cannot mean that milk thistle is a harmless remedy for liver disease.

As there is an increased tendency of people to switch over to alternative treatment forms in place of conventional medicine, the more is the necessity of data to support the claimed health benefits. Sellers of such herbal products should also take this into consideration.

"We can't see beneficial effects, we can't exclude harmful effects, and in order to know more we need to do more randomized trials to find out do they actually help. My advice to people is don't use them before you have seen valid, trustworthy, low bias clinical trials that these drugs may actually benefit you more than they may harm you," said Dr. Christian Gluud, the lead author of the study from Copenhagen University Hospital.

Reports of high heavy metal content in ayurvedic medicines, the associated risk of heavy metal poisoning and the lack of clinical evidence to support the anticipated health benefits have to a large extent restricted the fame of herbal remedies.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. A Wonder Drug From Milk Thistle
2. New Way to "See" Genes, Evaluate Effectiveness of Gene Therapies Discovered
3. Inhaled Steroids Safe & Effective for Children with Asthma
4. ZD1839 Proves Effective - A Breakthrough in fighting Lung Cancer
5. Fluoride Found Effective in Osteoporosis
6. Aspirin and Warfarin Are Equally Effective for Stroke Prevention
7. Implantable Contact Lens Found Safe and Effective
8. Effective And Economical Agent For Anthrax
9. Stem Cell Transplants May Be Effective For MS Patients
10. Effective therapy for Huntingtons disease
11. Chemotherapy Effective for Bladder Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/16/2017)... ... August 16, 2017 , ... ... eBook, 9781498499620    ) shares that during the time of a cancer diagnosis, surgery and ... God's love, and all the many ways God shows love to those who ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... Lake Orion, Rochester, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... August ... ... now offer treatment options to patients suffering from chronic pelvic pain. In ... treatment of various pelvic pain disorders including endometriosis, menorrhagia (abnormal heavy bleeding during ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... 16, 2017 , ... With low back pain afflicting 8 of 10 Americans at some point ... – upper back pain. But this equally vexing condition stems from a variety of causes ... Liu, MD, PhD , founder and president of Atlantic Spine Center. , Nestled between ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... ... 15, 2017 , ... Western University of Health Sciences President ... forward in bold new directions while using its foundational values of humanism and ... the traditional opening of the academic year, on August 12, 2017 at Fairplex ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... ... August 15, 2017 , ... An ... who fell into a coma and died after receiving silicone injections for buttock ... performed in the alleged perpetrator’s apartment after the victim was fetched from a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/3/2017)... SAN DIEGO , Aug. 3, 2017  Opioid ... crippling diseases driving up healthcare costs and threatening outcomes, ... the lab supply and IVD industry that support them, ... health care market researcher said that drugs of abuse, ... vendors and sessions at the organization,s 69th meeting in ...
(Date:8/2/2017)... Aug. 2, 2017 CaryRx, a next-generation full-service pharmacy, ... service for patients in the Washington D.C. ... pharmacy by providing delivery of medications through the convenience of ... delivery or delivered within one hour to any location in ... to bring this invaluable service to Washington D.C. ...
(Date:7/31/2017)... 31, 2017 7D Surgical, developer of ground breaking ... the 7D Surgical System to support its strategic sales plan ... and Virginia.  7D Surgical has entered into an ... the premier medical facilities within those markets. ... Spartan ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: