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Herbs on the Web

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Commercial Web sites bearing information on herbal treatments for cancer carry appropriate DSHEA disclaimer only 36.1% of the time, Robert Bonakdar, MD, Sharp-Grossmont Hospital, San Diego, concludes from study of 70 sites conducted from October-December 2000. Thirty-four sites were commercial in nature, 92% of which featured information on cancer prevention, 89% on treatment and 58% on cures, Bonakdar reports. Referenced research was only available 30.6% of the time, he adds. Foreign sites were most egregious violators, he notes
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