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Vitamin Pills: A False Hope?

31st July 2009

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But are vitamins worth it? In the past few years, several high-quality studies have failed to show that extra vitamins, at least in pill form, help prevent chronic disease or prolong life.

“I’m puzzled why the public in general ignores the results of well-done trials,” said Dr. Eric Klein, national study coordinator for the prostate cancer trial and chairman of the Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute. “The public’s belief in the benefits of vitamins and nutrients is not supported by the available scientific data.”

Mind, it’s in the New York Times, so you would need to check it through a second source.

2 Responses to “Vitamin Pills: A False Hope?”

  1. Cathy Says:

    Why does the pubic ignore “the results of well-done trials” he wonders? Maybe because we remember all the reversals of said well-done trials, and some of those reversals come fairly quickly.

  2. Sis Says:

    To support Cathy’s point, here’s a pop quiz: Which of these is bad for your cholesterol level: eggs, shrimp, crab. Answer: it depends upon when you answer the question.