Yet another round of media stories last week picking up on an “expert’s” claim that vitamins are ineffective and dangerous. Such stories are the medical equivalent of blaming immigrants or single mothers for various social ills; scare stories that spin the data and draw totally unjustified conclusions.
The Guardian version opened with this claim: ‘… over-the-counter multivitamins do “more harm than good” and can increase the risk of developing cancer and heart disease ’ and went on to say that a study reviewing trials involving thousands of patients showed that those taking extra vitamins and minerals ‘were more likely to have health problems.’
A little bit of digging revealed just how misleading that opening was. Read on at http://healthinsightuk.org/2015/04/28/lazy-and-irrelevant-research-used-to-smear-vitamins-as-dangerous-not-again/