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A 29-year-old member asked:

have you heard about the recent research about vitamins and supplements are actually bad for us and do you think we should stop taking them?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No: Vitamins, in the right amount, are generally considered a good thing to do. I certainly wouldn't stop them based in a single report. Additionally, it is too broad a statement to infer that all vitamins should be stopped. More likely is the research may have addressed taking too much of one particular vitamin. Moderation is key; speak w/ your doctor for specifics as they pertain to your health.
Dr. Wendy Askew
Dr. Wendy Askew commented
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Lots of 'design-flaws' in how those studies have been conducted. The doses and types of vitamins (the 'forms') aren't those shown to be helpful. The pharmaceutical industry would rather have everyone taking their products than impoving their health through other routes. Be sure to use high quality products (not all vitamins are good quality, free of contaminants, absorbed well by the body) -
Dec 29, 2013

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