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The Media’s Profound Ignorance About Nutrition Misses the Mark Yet Again

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  • According to researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, vitamin supplements are probably useless when it comes to preventing heart disease and/or cancer
  • Their analysis is being used by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) to update its recommendations on supplement use
  • Dozens of studies in fact demonstrate strong correlations between vitamin use and reduced risk of heart disease and cancer, but such studies were not included in the featured review
  • For a study to be included in the review, it had to use supplement doses lower than the upper tolerable limit set by the US Food and Nutrition board. For vitamin D, this means a dose limit of 100 IUs a day for adults
  • Research suggests most adults need about 35 IUs per pound of body weight in order to obtain therapeutically relevant serum levels

By Dr. Mercola

According to researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, vitamin supplements are probably useless when it comes to preventing heart disease and/or cancer.


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