Multivitamin-multimineral supplementation and mortality: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

submitted by: mpase
Background: Multivitamins are the most commonly used supplement in the developed world. Recent epidemiological findings suggest multivitamin use increases the risk of mortality. Objectives: We aimed to determine whether multivitamin-multimineral treatment, used for primary or secondary prevention, increases the risk of mortality in independently living adults. Methods: We performed a meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials. Multiple electronic databases were systematically searched...
Authors: Helen Macpherson, Andrew Pipingas, Matthew Pase

The benefits and dangers of vitamin supplements for cancer patients

submitted by: mdanderson
Download podcast from iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/benefits-dangers-vitamin-supplements... Many people think taking lots of vitamin supplements can help reduce their risk of cancer. Richard Tsong Lee, M.D., Medical Director of the Integrative Medicine Program, and Laura Michaud, Manager Clinical Pharmacy Services, explain how the opposite may actually be true -- in some cases taking too many vitamin supplements may have harmful effects.

Vitamins: In The Elderly & Pregnant

submitted by: jgarrett

TV and the media want you to "Take Your Vitamins" but is this always the case?