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Do Supplements Cause Cancer?

Do Supplements Cause Cancer?

You might want to shift your focus from your morning supplement routine to your diet if you’re looking to reap the benefits of vitamins, a new study says. Researchers at Tufts University have found that nutrients from food are associated with living longer—but the same can’t be said for vitamin supplements. The researchers analyzed data on […]

Things People Get Completely Wrong About Vitamin Supplements

Things People Get Completely Wrong About Vitamin Supplements

You may have seen a concerning headline recently about dietary supplements. Research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting suggested that taking supplements doesn’t curb cancer, and taking more than needed may actually drive up cancer risk. Specifically, researchers concluded that “taking more than the recommended daily allowance of folic acid, Vitamin E and beta-carotene were […]

7 Things You Need to Know About Taking Vitamins

7 Things You Need to Know About Taking Vitamins

Half of you reading this probably take a dietary supplement—a recent study found that more than 50 percent of Americans (and more than two-thirds of seniors) do. Although multivitamins are falling out of favor (possibly a consequence of research suggesting they’re ineffective at preventing disease), the popularity of certain nutrients has skyrocketed: Between 1999 and […]