Sunday, November 30, 2008

There is no God! Vitamins are a waste of money!

This is enough for an existential fit. Latest study reaffirms a trend: No health benefits from taking vitamins.
Despite a lack of evidence that vitamins actually work, consumers appear largely unwilling to give them up. Many readers of the Well blog say the problem is not the vitamin but poorly designed studies that use the wrong type of vitamin, setting the vitamin up to fail. Industry groups such as the Council for Responsible Nutrition also say the research isn’t well designed to detect benefits in healthy vitamin users.
The public isn't buying. But as one observer named Patricia notes on the NYTimes' Well blog:
The nice thing about science is that science doesn’t care what the public believes.

That’s what makes it so valuable and so worthy of public support.


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