Beauty Vitamin May Affect Medical Tests

A beauty vitamin that many of us take to improve our hair, skin and nails has been reported to interfere with lab testing. That’s because many medical tests contain biotin themselves, and the combination can skew certain lab results as falsely positive or negative.

The FDA has also seen an increase in the number of reported adverse events, including one death, related to biotin interference. The agency has issued a safety alert. Many documented cases are specific to thyroid testing, but experts warn everything from hormone tests to cancer screenings might be impacted.

You can read the full report from Denise Dador here:


In this article by Shannon Vavra, she shares the importance of getting enough iodine during pregnancy. Even though the countries most at risk doesn’t include the U.S., it is still vital to the health of babies to get enough iodine in your diet during pregnancy.

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