Supplemental Readings

Concept 25 Recognizing Quackery: Becoming an Informed Consumer

Angel, M & J. P. Kassirer. Alternative Medicine: The Risks of Untested and Unregulated Remedies. New England Journal of Medicine. 339(12)(1998): 839.

Armsey, T. D. & G. A. Green. Nutrition Supplements: Science vs Hype. Physician and Sportsmedicine. 25 (6)(1997):76.

"Athletes Find Health Food Supplements Big Trouble." Toronto Star, Nov. 15, 1995.

Barrett, S., & V. Herbert. "How Athletes are Exploited" in The Vitamin Pushers. Prometheus, 1994.

Barrett, S., & W. Jarvis. Eds. The Health Robbers: A Close Look at Quackery in America. Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, 1993.

Califano, J. A. Jr. "The Wrong Way to Stay Slim." New England Journal of Medicine 333(1995):1214.

Cardinal, B. J. "Rating the Clubs: A Health and Fitness Center Consumer Checklist."American Fitness Sept./Oct. 1994.

Clark, N. "Protein Myths: The Meat of the Matter." Sportcare and Fitness 2(1989):53.

Clark, N. "Water: The Ultimate Nutrient." Physician and Sportsmedicine 23(1995):21.

Clarkson, P. M. "Minerals, Exercise Performance and Supplementation." Journal of Sport Sciences 9(1991):91.

Clarkson, P. M. The Skinney on Weight Loss Supplements and Drugs: Winning the War Against Fat. ACSM’s Health and Fitness. 2(4)(1998):18.

Consumer Reports, "Health Clubs: The Right Choice." 61(1996):27.

Cornacchea, J., & S. Barrett. Consumer Health 5th ed. C.V. Mosby, 1993.

Cowart, V. "Dietary Supplements." Physician and Sportsmedicine 20(1992):189.

Eisnenberg, D. M. Trends in Alternative Medicine in the US 1990-1997. Journal of the American Medical Association. 280(18)(1998):1569.

Farley, D. "Making Sure Hype Doesn’t Overwhelm Science." FDA Consumer, 56(1996):1.

Fontanarosa, P. B. Alternative Medicine Meets Science. Journal of the American Medical Association. 280(18)(1998):1618.

"Foods, Drugs or Frauds?" FDA Consumer, May, 1985 (reprint).

Hankinson, S.E. "All That Glitters is NOT Beta Carotine." Journal of the American Medical Association 272(1994):1455.

Jonas, W. B. et al. Alternative Medicine: Learning from the Past, Examining the Present, Advancing to the Future. Journal of the American Medical Association. 280(18)(1998):1616.

Laitner, B. "Doctors Criticize Tanning Salons." Santa Ana, CA: Orange County Register (Mar. 18 1991):E6.

Kuntzleman, C. T. & R. Wilkerson. A Primer to Recommending Home Aerobic Equipment. ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal. 1(6)(1997):24.

McCarthy, P. "How Much Protein Do Athletes Really Need?" Physician and Sportsmedicine 17(1989):170.

Miller, R.W. "Critiquing Quack Ads." FDA Consumer. November 1982 (reprint).

National Council for Reliable Health Information Newsletter. Published every other month it contains articles that give objective information about health products and food supplement. NCRHI, P. O. Box 1276, Loma Linda, CA 92354.

NCAHF Newsletter The New Dietary Supplement Laws. NCAF Newsletter 17(1994):1.

NCAHF Asks FTC to Stop Antioxidant Supplement Advertising." National Council Against Health Fraud Newsletter 17(July–August 1994):1.

Philen, R., et al. "Survey of Advertising for Nutritional Supplements in Health and Body Building Magazines." Journal of the American Medical Association 268(1992):1008.

Questioning 40/40/30: A guide to understanding sports nutrition advice. A 22 page booklet published jointly by the American College of Sport Medicine, The American Dietetics Association, The Women’s Sports foundation and the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research, 1997.

"Shearing the Suckers." Consumer Reports (February 1986):87.

Slavin, J.L., et al. "Amino Acid Supplements: Beneficial or Risky?" Physician and Sportsmedicine 16(1988):221.

Stamford, B. "Saunas, Steam Rooms and Hot Tubs." Physician and Sportsmedicine 17(1989):188.

"The Supplement Story: Can Vitamins Help?" Consumer Reports 57(1992):12.

"Thigh Cream Fails Test." National Council Against Health Fraud Newsletter 18(1995).

Thomas, D. Q. et al. Nasal Strips and Mouthpieces Do Not Effect Power Output During Anaerobic Exercise. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 69(2)(1998):201.

University of California at Berkeley Wellness Letter, "Thin Thighs in a Bottle." University of California at Berkeley Wellness Letter 10(1994):1.

University of California at Berkeley Wellness Letter, "The Breathtaking Promises of Melatonin." University of California at Berkeley Wellness Letter 12(1996):1.

University of California at Berkeley Wellness Letter, "Strength in One Third the Time." University of California at Berkeley Wellness Letter 12(1996):3.

Voy, R.O. "Water-Soluble Vitamins Not Safe in Megadoses." Physician and Sportsmedicine 14(1986):52.

Walker, L. S. et al. Chromium Picolinate Effects On Body Composition and Muscular Performance in Wrestlers. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 30(12),(1998):1730.

Willis, J. "About Body Wraps, Pills and Other Magic Wands for Losing Weight." FDA Consumer,

November 1982 (reprint).

Willis, J. "Diet Books Sell Well But. . . ." FDA Consumer, March 1985 (reprint).