Curbing the Enthusiasm on daily MultiVitamins, by Roni Caryn Rabin @nytimes

Curbing the Enthusiasm on Daily Multivitamins

Experts are concerned about letting optimism about the potential benefits of nutritional supplements get ahead of the scientific evidence

Dr. J. Michael Gaziano, a cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the V.A. Boston Healthcare System who is the lead author of a recent multivitamin study, said the main reason to take a multivitamin was, and continues to be, to prevent nutritional deficiencies. He was reluctant to speculate about how a multivitamin might curb cancer. One of the dominant hypotheses, he noted, is that certain vitamins are antioxidants that protect aging cells against oxidative damage caused by free radicals, harmful molecules resulting from metabolic processes within cells. “

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by Roni Caryn Rabin,TheNewYorkTimes, 22 Oct 2012

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  1. Tom Laing

     /  31/07/2013

    Reblogged this on Laitom's Blog.
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