Vitamin Supplements: Hope vs. Hype

Perez, Rachel
August 2011
Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Aug2011, Vol. 29 Issue 6, special section p1
The article discusses the increasing popularity of vitamin supplements, and mentions that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 54 percent of adults use supplements, with multivitamins being most common. It highlights the hype, harm or hope relationship of several vitamins with diseases, including Vitamin E with heart disease, Vitamin A (beta-carotene) with lung cancer, and Vitamin D with osteoporosis.


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