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The Last Nail in the Coffin for Multivitamins

The evidence that multivitamins do not improve health is overwhelming. Continue reading

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Multivitamins May Slightly Decrease Cancer Risk in Older Men

A very large study finds a very small benefit. Continue reading

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A Reminder to Dump Your Multivitamin

Most ingredients in multivitamins can’t help you, and some might harm. Continue reading

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Vitamin E Increases Risk of Prostate Cancer

Never proven helpful for healthy people, vitamin E now has a proven risk. Continue reading

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The Most Recent Celebrity Vitamin: D

Every now and then some vitamin or dietary supplement becomes all the rage.  A couple of generations ago vitamin C was the miracle drug that could prevent all diseases, despite lots of evidence to the contrary.  Lots of my patients … Continue reading

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Vitamin E is Effective for Fatty Liver

My regular readers know my skepticism about vitamin supplements.  I leap at the chance to bring you news that some vitamin has been tested for some disease and found useless.  So for balance, I have to also report when a … Continue reading

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Vitamin C and Vitamin E Do Not Prevent Eclampsia

A friend of mine recently asked me “Is regular soda or diet soda better for you?” I tried to probe for details.  “Are you talking about calories?  Obviously, if you’re watching your weight or restricting carbohydrates, you should have the … Continue reading

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Vitamin D Deficiency is Common and Dangerous

Two weeks ago I warned you about excessive sun exposure.  Ironically, this week I’m warning you about a consequence of insufficient sun exposure. A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine exposes a very common and under-diagnosed problem, … Continue reading

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Vitamin C Can Prevent the Common Cold in Extreme Conditions

The Cochrane Reviews are systematic rigorous reviews of the medical literature on medical therapies.  Because of the objective and comprehensive methods they use for finding all relevant studies and categorizing them by quality, they are regarded as one of the … Continue reading

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Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements: Still Modestly Beneficial

Last week’s New England Journal of Medicine article publishing the results of a large National Institutes of Health (NIH) study on the effects of calcium and vitamin D supplements on risk of bone fracture and the risk of colon cancer has … Continue reading

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