006 – Dr. Cara Welch Discusses Recent Negative Nutritional Studies

Dr Cara WelchRecent headlines concerning the safety of nutritional supplements. One study suggested that women were at risk for dying sooner from certain supplements. In the other study, the suggestion is that vitamin E may cause an increase in prostate cancer. Are the headlines correct? Is there more to the story?

This will be the subject of this podcast. I will explore the significance of these studies and what you need to know. Should you change your supplement routine? We’ll answer these questions in this episode of Health Quest Podcast.

Cara Welch, Ph.D., Vice President, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs: Cara Welch oversees NPA’s quality assurance programs, including the NPA Natural Seal and GMP Certification for dietary supplements. Dr. Welch assists natural product industry members to implement policies in response to government initiatives in the regulatory arena, and works with officials in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other agencies whose actions have a direct impact on the natural products industry. She advises NPA members on regulatory, safety, nutrition, and health issues, and works with other industry groups, academia, and the media. Dr. Welch earned her Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry at Rutgers University.

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