Complementary medicines risk reduction in select conditions in Australia 2014

This statistic shows the relative reduction in hospitalizations in Australia for select conditions by taking complementary medicines in 2014. It was shown that by taking calcium and vitamin D one can reduce the risk of a medical event by 19.7 percent for osteoporosis.

Reduction in Australian hospitalizations for select conditions by targeted complementary medicine use in 2014

Risk reduction
Magnesium for osteoporosis-5.2%
Calcium and vitamin D for osteoporosis-19.7%
Folic acid, B6 and B12 for cardiovascular disease-3.3%
Omega-3 for cardiovascular disease-4.9%
Lutein and zeaxanthin for age-related macular degeneration-22.4%
St John's Wort for major depression*-24%
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Release date

January 2016



Survey time period

as of October 2014

Supplementary notes

* Risk reduction through successful diagnostic transitions, not reduced hospitalizations.

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