Nutraceuticals are gaining legitimacy and their potential clinical role is expanding. Data from 2017 provides evidence for their possible use in type 2 diabetes mellitus, the metabolic syndrome, obesity, dyslipidaemia and osteoporosis. Ongoing high-quality research in this area might justify future selective implementation of nutraceuticals into general health practice.
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A.J.B. is supported by the Clinical Investigator Program at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University and by the Fernand Labrie Fellowship of the Canadian Society for Endocrinology. R.A.H. has received operating grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Foundation Grant), the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario (G-15-0009214), and Genome Canada through Genome Quebec (award 4530).
A.J.B. declares no competing interests. R.A.H. has received honoraria for membership on advisory boards and speakers' bureaus for Akcea/Ionis, Aegerion, Amgen, Gemphire, Regeneron, Sanofi and Valeant.
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Berberich, A., Hegele, R. Nutraceuticals in endocrine disorders. Nat Rev Endocrinol 14, 68–70 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/nrendo.2017.169
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