Tuesday, April 03, 2018 10:05 AM


The enthusiasm does tend to outpace the evidence, said Dr. JoAnn Manson, chief of preventive medicine at Bostons Brigham and Womens Hospital.

Theres no conclusive evidence[1] that dietary supplements prevent chronic disease in the average American, Dr. Manson said. And while a handful of vitamin and mineral studies[2] have had positive results, those findings havent been strong enough to recommend supplements to the general American public[3], she said.

The National Institutes of Health has spent more than $2.4 billion since 1999 studying vitamins and minerals. Yet for all the research weve done, we dont have much to show for it[4], said Dr. Barnett Kramer, director of cancer prevention at the National Cancer Institute.

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News source: The New York Times

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