At High Doses, Popular Biotin Supplement Could Mask Heart Trouble | Health News

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By Amy Norton
HealthDay Reporter


TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A growing number of older people are turning to the vitamin biotin to fortify their aging skin, hair and nails.

But a new study shows how large doses of it can interfere with some vital medical tests.

Biotin, or vitamin B7, is an essential nutrient. And there is no issue with the lower doses found in multivitamins, said study author Danni Li, an associate professor of laboratory medicine and pathology at the University of Minnesota.

But high doses of biotin can cause falsely low results in a blood test that measures the protein troponin — which is used to help diagnose heart attacks. In 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a safety alert on the issue.

It hasn’t been clear, though, how popular high-dose biotin use is. So Li and her colleagues looked into the

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Town of Tonawanda Aquatics & Fitness Center to remain closed, until further notice | Local News

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A view inside the Town of Tonawanda Aquatics and Fitness Center.

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department announced Monday that it will not be reopening its Aquatics and Fitness Center until further notice, despite Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo giving gyms and fitness centers across the state the green light to reopen this week.

The recent directive requires such facilities to operate at a 33% occupancy rate and practice social distancing. It requires them to complete heating, ventilation and air conditioning – or HVAC – system upgrades and meet new state health code mandates, which will generate new costs for the town.

Town of Tonawanda Parks and Recreation Superintendent Mark Campanella Sr. in a statement Monday said the town will be installing new filters to the facility’s existing HVAC system.

Campanella said that under the new rules, which are aimed at preventing the spread

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