TRUSTED HEALTH PRODUCTS: Trusted health goods can make you feel healthier, researchers said.
The research is based on a study of more than 8,000 people who bought health products and their doctors, using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
Researchers said they found the products were used to treat conditions like anxiety, depression and diabetes, but also were used by people with cancer, asthma and other conditions.
More:The study found people who purchased health products reported feeling healthier than those who did not.
Trusting health products is not new, researchers say, but it’s more widespread.
Many health insurance plans, which often require people to pay a premium to get the products, don’t require consumers to sign up for them.
That’s because they’re usually used for products that aren’t necessarily recommended for use.
But a number of companies, including Quorum, Health One and Anthem have become known for including health products in their plans.
So have a few major health insurers.
For example, Aetna is selling a health food supplement called Zoloft, which is meant to improve mood, according to its website.