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Do doctors need to exercise caution when recommending products with the Heart Foundation Tick?

Rosemary A Stanton
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (6): 284-285.

Rosemary Stanton believes that the Heart Foundation Tick program misguides consumers

YES The National Heart Foundation of Australia plays a valuable role in bringing heart disease to public attention. However, shortcomings of their Heart Foundation Tick program1 demand caution.

Rosemary A Stanton, PhD(Hon), BSc, APD, Nutritionist and Visiting Fellow at School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales
Fitzroy Falls, NSW.
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