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The HD View ~ Ask Dr. Goodman

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Our subject tonight is about Huntington's disease and using supplements. See Dr. Goodman's latest article on Supplements and HD on her website at  www.hddrugworks.org.


Over the past decade a number of over-the-counter (OTC) supplements and prescription drugs have been reported to slow down progression of impairment in animal models of Huntington's disease (HD).  Whether Huntington's people "should" take supplements for potential human benefit with reported benefit is unknown. This author's opinion has evolved over the years and I am now more skeptical about using mouse model results than when we initiated the HDDW trials. What follows will be a supplement update.
But -- to keep this discussion in perspective -- it is much more likely that a healthy life style will give greater benefit than any present supplement.