Advice given by health food shops: Is it clinically safe? Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Complementary Therapies
  • Food, Organic

abstract

  • Health food shops need to review the circumstances in which they should venture to provide advice and the basis on which they make any therapeutic recommendations. Shops selling over-the-counter herbal, homeopathic and health food products are a common feature of UK high streets. Such shops could be a useful source of health information and advice to their customers, but could also lead to harm, for example by delaying treatment of known benefit, if their recommendations were to be inaccurate or inappropriate.

publication date

  • November 10, 1998

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 9819734

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 426

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 32

number

  • 5