The Vitamin Debate Continues

Medcity /Pharma has published another insightful interpretation of the Archive of Internal Medicine study regarding the safety of vitamins.

“New research published in this month’s Archives of Internal Medicine has caused quite a stir amongst vitamin- and mineral-popping Americans [1]. Researchers report that over the course of a decades-long study, older women who regularly took vitamin and mineral supplements were more likely to die than those who did not.”

As I said in a previous post, this research study has some limitations. Although recent scientific data does not prove that vitamins are necessary in otherwise healthy individuals, there is data which strongly supports the use of vitamins such as calcium, vitamin D and multivitamins for individuals who have chronic bowel problems and poor absorption.
Another interesting bit of information that has been brought out by this study is that, Iron supplementation is not recommended for postmenopausal women or women who do not have signs of anemia.
As always, consult your doctor if you have any concerns about any of the vitamins you are taking. Together you can decide what is necessary for you to maintain good health.

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