In October 2011, researchers from the University of Minnesota found that women who took supplemental multivitamins died at rates higher than those who didn’t. Two days later, researchers from the Cleveland Clinic found that men who took vitamin E had an increased risk of prostate cancer.
These findings weren’t new. Seven previous studies had already shown that, for certain groups, some vitamins increased the risk of cancer and heart disease, and shortened lives.
Much more at the link. In short, unless you’re taking vitamins for a few specific conditions, you’re screwing yourself. Possibly fatally.
What about this statement? What about somebody who visits this forum who is taking vitamins as prescribed by their doctor and reads this?
And they see “fatally”? So they stop taking their vitamins because they put more faith in this forum than they do in their doctor?
I didn’t notice any concern about this.
The thread title could have been more accurately labeled…“Whoa! Lay off of mega-doses of vitamin E!”
No it was…“lay off of vitamins!.....fatal!”
You mean the statement where it says, “Unless you’re taking vitamins for a few specific conditions”? That one? Which should lead a reasonable person to conclude that if they’ve been prescribed vitamins, they probably should be taking them. But you know what, if you go to any message board and decide to do something because of what you’ve read there, which could have serious medical consequences, without consulting your doctor, then you deserve a Darwin Award.