Colorado researchers found negative effects in people who ate extra vitamins. Big splash in the news. Vitamins can hurt you and cause cancer–talk about a scare.
We warn you–don’t trust observational epidemiological studies with small associations even if you like the results–be an honest scientist.
Imagine that, a war machine on vitamins.
This started a while ago–I started running into people taking big doses of Vit D–of course I was skeptical, that’s what I am.
That’s the cost of vitamins and supplements annually in the U.S.
Studies recently reported no benefit for taking supplements and vitamins except in some special circumstances. Folate in pregnancy is a good example to prevent neural tube defects.
Why do you suspect that I knew that and I am not impressed with the claims made?
Routine supplementation of vitamin C in the general population is not justified for the prevention of colds. But athletes may benefit. Continue reading
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