“Preliminary studies fuel irrational exuberance about a promising dietary supplement, leading millions of people to buy in to the trend. Many never stop. They continue even though more rigorous studies — which can take many years to complete — almost never find that vitamins prevent disease, and in some cases cause harm.”
Read this before you pop your next batch of vitamins or dietary supplements.
The New York Times examines why Americans are hooked on vitamins and points out there’s no conclusive evidence they help anybody — and in some cases it’s likely they cause damage.
The article points out the National Institutes of Health has spent $2.4 billion studying vitamins since 1999 and yet they “don’t have much to show for it” in terms of proof of effectiveness.