Dr. Oz Reveals 5 Common Health Risks He Won't Take

2013-02-16 14:57

In the current issue of “O”―The Oprah Magazine, Dr. Oz tells readers that to stay on top of what cutting edge research has to say that could affect his and the health of others, that he keeps himself informed by constantly reading new studies involving potential health risks with products or treatments we use every day. Unfortunately, however, often times these studies contradict each other and lead to consumer confusion.

To help others stay abreast of some controversial research that science has not reached a conclusive recommendation for or against on some common everyday products or treatments, Dr. Oz reveals 5 common health risks that he recommends that you should avoid for now.

The following is a summary of his article and his recommendations:

Health Risk #1: Toothpaste that contains triclosan

Triclosan is an antibacterial agent used in several brands of toothpastes, which currently is under FDA review because of reports of studies showing that triclosan in test animals can interfere with thyroid hormone levels. Furthermore, other studies suggest that triclosan may add to the growing problem of creating superbugs that are resistant to antibiotics.

Dr. Oz’s recommendation is that consumers should check the labels of their toothpaste and avoid those listing triclosan among its ingredients.