Rethink your vitamin pills

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Most supplements do not prevent chronic disease or death, their use is not justified, and they should be avoided, say some experts. Most supplements do not prevent chronic disease or death, their use is not justified, and they should be avoided, say some experts.
SummaryFor healthy people, there’s no clear benefit to taking vitamin and in some instances, they may even cause harm, say experts.

studies of the effects of multivitamins and minerals on heart disease, cancer and risk of death, said Dr Stephen P Fortmann, of the Kaiser Center of Health Research, who led the task force review. A draft of new task force recommendations, based on the updated review, said there was insufficient evidence to recommend taking or not taking vitamins.

Roni Caryn Rabin

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