Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Tomorrow we will find out exercise kills!

Vitamins may not be so good for you:

Taking certain vitamin supplements may adversely affect people's lifespan, researchers have suggested.

Millions worldwide use antioxidant supplements such as vitamins A and E, and beta-carotene.

Looking at dozens of previous research studies, Copenhagen University researchers suggested these appeared to raise, not lower, the risk of death.

A supplements industry expert said the Journal of the American Medical Association study was fatally flawed.

But nutritionists said it reinforced the need to eat a balanced diet, rather than relying on supplements.

While vitamin supplements have been popular for decades, the precise benefits they offer - if any - remain uncertain, despite hundreds of research projects.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Man, is there anything left that won't kill us? If I were a paranoid kind of guy, I'd say the Earth has it in for us...

ellroon said...

Well...humans have become kinda deadly to everything else alive on the planet....Maybe global warming is just a low-grade fever earth is having to cook us off..

whig said...

I just take an herbal supplement, and find it very beneficial. :)

ellroon said...

Lol! Never tried it, but it's good to know....

whig said...

I believe it's the only source of EPA, an eassential fatty acid, on land.

whig said...

Excuse me, herbal source on land.

ellroon said...

Sheesh! The things I don't know. Off to google EPA!