[ExI] glutamine and life-extension

Dave Sill sparge at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 15:03:09 UTC 2010

On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 3:35 AM, Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:
> ... Nevertheless, my bias is to follow conventional
> medicine, and only rarely does conventional medicine consider that
> there is enough evidence to recommend treatments with dietary
> supplements. A common response to this is that medical professionals
> are unduly influenced by drug companies, and there may be some truth
> to that, but I work in the public health system where there is an
> explicit emphasis on using the cheapest effective treatment: amino
> acids in bulk are very cheap compared to most drugs, and they would be
> used if there were good evidence for their efficacy.

So who is motivated to research therapeutic effects of cheap
supplements? Drug companies are motivated by the profit potential of a
new, exclusive drug. There are no big payoffs in researching cheap


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