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“Enough” with the multivitamins already.
That’s the message from doctors behind three new studies and an editorial that tackled an oft-debated question in medicine: Do daily multivitamins make you healthier?
After reviewing the available evidence and conducting new trials, the authors have come to a conclusion of “no.”
“We believe that the case is closed -- supplementing the diet of well-nourished adults with (most) mineral or vitamin supplements has no clear benefit and might even be harmful,” concluded the authors of the editorial summarizing the new research papers, published Dec. 16 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. “These vitamins should not be used for chronic disease prevention. Enough is enough.”
They went on to urge consumers to not “waste” their money on multivitamins.
reply to post by Swills
Its the placebo effect, unless you are nutritionally suppressed it is all in your head (not that it is a bad thing), I'm a strong defender of positive delusions. But it only rational and logical that someone that is well nourished has not real benefits from supplements (of course that it all depends of the supplements and the situation of those taking them). There is also a good understanding on the effects of some vitamins and how they affect aspects of human physiology depending of external and parallel interactions. As a general notion I see nothing to object here...