Dietary Supplements: Vitamins can do more Harm than Good…

Vitamins in a box: Can damage the body’s own defences

Vitamins in a box: Can damage the body’s own defences
Hilde Nilsen, head researcher at the Biotechnology Centre, University of Oslo.

Vitamin supplements are a massive money-making industry. Each year, we spend billion of dollars on dietary supplements. We want to stay healthy and fit and help our bodies with this. But perhaps we are achieving precisely the opposite?

A new research, lead by Hilde Nilsen, head researcher at the Biotechnology Centre, University of Oslo, indicates that vitamin pills may upset the fragile balance in our cells and thus cause more harm than good.

Potential Damage to Body’s Defences, an Overview:

  • Maintenance of genes
  • A small worm provides the answer
  • Affecting lifespan with the aid of genes
  • Can do great harm

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by Trine Nickelsen, 26 Nov 2013

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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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