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SECOND OPINION LIVE! | Dietary Supplements | Vitamin C | BCBS


On this segment of Second Opinion LIVE!, Primary Care Physician, Dr. Lou Papa, explains that although Vitamin C plays a vital role in our diets, taking it in its pill form to fight colds may just have a “placebo effect”.

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SECOND OPINION LIVE! | Dietary Supplements | MultiVitamin | BCBS


On this segment of Second Opinion LIVE!, Primary Care Physician, Dr. Lou Papa, discusses if there is any value in taking a daily multivitamin.

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SECOND OPINION LIVE! | Dietary Supplements and Vitamins


Guest: Second Opinion Primary Care Doctor, Louis J. Papa, MD
University of Rochester Medical Center

The use of dietary supplements is a controversial issue. It’s a topic that divides even the medical community. Should you use them to improve your health or treat a specific disease or condition? Or is using vitamins and supplements just giving you very expensive urine? The business of dietary supplements is BIG business. But is there data supporting their efficacy? Maybe for some supplements, but not for others? Join our very outspoken Second Opinion Primary Care Doctor, Lou Papa, MD, as we tackle this issue.

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SECOND OPINION LIVE! | Dietary Supplements | Vitamin E | BCBS


On this segment of Second Opinion LIVE!, Primary Care Physician, Dr. Lou Papa, explains how Vitamin E is beneficial in very specific health conditions and how it is important NOT to assume that if it helped those individuals, it will act as a preventative for everyone.

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SECOND OPINION LIVE! | Dietary Supplements | Vitamin Commercials | BCBS


On this segment of Second Opinion LIVE!, Primary Care Physician, Dr. Lou Papa, talks about how commercial advertisements for vitamins say very little because the scientific data isn’t there to support any beneficial health claims.

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