Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Vitamins Are Deadly?

Once again, comes a new and thoroughly contradictory study which concludes that vitamins are not only unnecessary, but may even shorten one's lifespan!

Trials involving over 225,000 people who were taking dietary supplements found that vitamin A supplements contributed to a 16% greater risk of dying, beta carotene supplements to 7%, and vitamin E increased the risk by 4%. Further studies concluded that antioxidant supplements show no signs of decreasing the risk of dying.

Basically, the study suggests that vitamin supplements are useless and can even increase the risk of death!

Of course, advocates for the industry were quick to point-out that many people simply do not get the necessary nutrients and vitamins they need from their regular diet, and so need these supplements. But the researchers who carried-out the study suggested people simply improve their diets, eating more fruits and vegetables, and cut down on smoking.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

2 comments:

  1. Yup, in fact we do not need to get any supplement of vitamin E, and we have to be carefull when taking any hiposoluble vitamin, because can get stuck in our liver or just overload our system with this vitamins, we have to try to get our vitamins from our diet, and if not try to get the right supplement and mostly just hidrosoluble vitamins, Great Blog!

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  2. Thanks and welcome, Shine! Thanks for the clarification and hope to hear more from you in the future!

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