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We’ve Been Wasting a Ton of Money on Vitamins and Dietary Supplements

submitted on October 27, 2011 by YanBz in "Member's Lounge"
I have heard about this study first on NPR, and today stumbled upon this article that pretty much summarizes the news:

The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, shows an increased risk of death in older women who dutifully take a multivitamin, vitamin B6, folic acid, iron, magnesium, zinc, or copper supplement each day. Many older women take these substances in the hopes of preventing chronic disease, but over the years, women who took these vitamins and supplements were actually more likely to die of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other causes.

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    Posted by clover on October 27, 2011
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    I still believe in the power of some vitamins. I take 1,000 milligrams of Ester-C daily and so does my Golden Retriever.
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    Posted by sandyshore on October 27, 2011
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    The only time I've taken vitamins regularly was when I was pregnant. I believe it is best to get your vitamins by eating healthy. Unless I'm told by a physician that I need a particular supplement for some health reason in the future I have no plans to start.

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