Are vitamins good for you?
Wed, 12 Oct 2011 14:59:47 GMT —
More than half of U.S. adults take vitamins or other dietary supplements, but are they causing more harm than good?
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USA Today reports older women who take a daily vitamin supplement, even just a multivitamin, have an increased risk of dying of cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Another study finds taking vitamin E supplements significantly increases the risk of prostate cancer in healthy men even after they stopped taking them.
Nanci Hellmich with USA Today asked two top nutrition experts to share their thoughts on taking multivitamins or other supplements. While one still recommends them, the other says stick to eating healthy foods unless you have a "diagnosed nutrient deficiency."
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