Villory Strukov: Attitude to biologically active supplements must be changed in Russia
Penza, 22 June 2017. PenzaNews. It is necessary to change an attitude to biologically active supplements, which are often treated with certain distrust in Russia. Such opinion was expressed by M.D. prof. Villory Strukov, head of the Paediatrics and Neonatology Department of Penza institute of advanced doctors' training, head of the Paediatrics Department of the medical institute of Penza State University.
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"Our population was taught that a disease should be treated with drugs. [...] Other countries have a different practice – on the first stage they prescribe biologically active supplements, and if the disease is a heavy or chronic one, like diabetes for example, they apply medicine," he said in an interview to PenzaNews, the full version of which will be available on Friday, June 23.
The professor added that 80% of cases in the USA are treated with biologically active supplements, and the rest – with drugs.
"In Russia we have an opposite situation – most people prefer drugs," Villory Strukov said.
Answering the question why people in Russian treat biologically active supplements with distrust, he assumed that it is a result of efforts of some companies that may lose billions of rubles otherwise.
Villory Strukov expressed confidence that credibility of biologically active supplements must be increased.
"Credibility of biologically active supplements must be increased. 20 years ago or even more I had a negative attitude to them thinking that everyone must be treated with drugs. Now we know that we can often help a patient using non-medicamental means," the interlocutor noted.