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A 27-year-old male asked:

Why do doctors recommend multivitamins if there is no research supporting it increases longevity? i guess there is no research saying its bad though.

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
The tragedy is: That our natural food is compromised by the failure to use manure and recycle vital nutrients. In addition, millions of people are eating foods that provide empty calories and all commercial foods are laced with sugar that leads to relative vitamin deficiency.
Dr. Peter Nefcy
Radiology 39 years experience
People: Doctors are people like you, and are influenced by the large amount of money and PR spent convincing you and everyone else that we are ALL vitamin deficient, and are going to have bad things happen to us unless we buy many multivitamins. But it is all a big scam, like a lot of things in life. If you have a proven specific vitamin deficiency, then take that vitamin. Otherwise, save your money.

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