A new systematic review of published calcium articles reveals new findings on what to expect from different types of calcium and their correlation to bones.
If you ask nutrition experts about vitamins, they'll tell you all we need is what is typically already found in our diets. But if you ask the vitamin industry, you'll hear the exact opposite. Lucky for you we have the doctors on staff to tell you the truth.
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Before you start jumping up and down, yes we know that it is a deficiency of vitamin B1 (thiamine) that causes beri-beri, and that niacin deficiency actually causes pellagra we figured that if pseudo-environmental groups like EWG and NRDC can sit in their recycled offices day after day writing utter nonsense, we could take take a few liberties with a vitamin, especially in pursuit of a pretty good pun.
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We ve said it before, many times, but the data are still coming in to underline the fact that vitamin/mineral supplements are of no use in preventing chronic disease, and are sometimes harmful. Now, two new studies and an editorial in the Annals of Internal Medicine again substantiate this message.
A very large metaanalysis of the putative efficacy of supplements to prolong life showed no beneficial effects, and perhaps a slight detrimental effect. There are no valid studies supporting the general use of such substances.