Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Vitamin pills not only waste of money, but may be dangerous

Don't you love it when you have a strong opinion on something and you are proven right very soon after you have expressed your opinion? Last Sunday, AA asked me if I take any vitamins and I said "no, that's really unnecessary as long as you have a healthy diet with fruits and vegetables." AA disagreed. Today, there is this story on BBC web site: Research has suggested certain vitamin supplements do not extend life and could even lead to a premature death. A review of 67 studies found "no convincing evidence" that antioxidant supplements cut the risk of dying. Scientists at Copenhagen University said vitamins A and E could interfere with the body's natural defences.
Right! Take as few pills as possible and you will be more healthy! Nature has arranged for our bodies to fight most diseases. Don't interfere too much with Mother Nature, unless you are really very sick and the doctor tells you that you need something. Vitamin pills are just a little money machine for the pharmaceutical industry.

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