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Question from Mary: Have you heard of this Himalayan Goji juice? Do you know what it is and if there is anything to the claims made about it?
Answers - Gary Deng Goji fruit is what I call "fruit of the year." Every year there is a new fruit and fruit juice involved. This is one of them. In traditional Chinese medicine, goji berry was used mainly to treat eye problems and liver problems. It was never used for cancer prevention or cancer treatment. So this year it's goji berry; last year it was mangosteen, the year before, pomegranate, and the year before that, noni juice. So I do not think any one of them has a superior effect other than a diverse mixture of all kinds of fruits and berries. In addition, some of the berry juices have added sugar, which is not a good thing.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Vitamins and Herbal Supplements featured Gary Deng, M.D., Ph.D. and moderator Beth Baughman DuPree, M.D., F.A.C.S. answering your questions about how to safely and sensibly incorporate vitamins and supplements into your diet.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in July 2007.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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