Pharmaceutical Industry

Consumer Reports: Anti-aging treatment claims: the promises vs. the science

A staggering number of over-the-counter and prescription products claim to add years of optimum health, notes Consumer Reports. That has created a big and booming anti-aging business reportedly worth about $292 billion worldwide this year alone. But is there a good reason to buy? Consumer Reports looks at the science behind treatments said to turn back the clock: The Promise: Boost Brainpower A slew of supplements and prescription drugs are offered as a way to improve your attention, cognition and focus. The potions: One group, dubbed nootropics, includes dietary supplements containing such ingredients as caffeine, fish oil and herbs. The other main group includes prescription-only...