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Vitamin & Mineral Deficiency Diseases
by James Occhiogrosso - Dec. 10, 2012

A general listing of several common diseases that are typically caused by vitamin or nutritional deficiencies.

Huh? Vitamins Increase Your Risk of Death?
By James Occhiogrosso - Nov. 2, 2011

More "Junk Science" from the conventional medical establishment embellished into "scare" headlines by the mainstream media.

Despite the Latest Headlines - Keep Taking Your Vitamins!
By Tony Isaacs, Published on Crusador, May 3, 2008

A “new” study condemning the use of vitamins and ineffective and potentially dangerous is generating headlines throughout the mainstream media in the United States and Europe. Apparently generating headlines was the sole intention, as the study is neither new, scientific nor objective.

Over use of multivitamins may raise prostate cancer risk
Men's Health News, Published: Friday, 28-Sep-2007 

About a third of American adults take some type of multivitamin on a regular basis. In nearly every case, the goal is better health, even though there is no firm evidence to support this hope. The absence of benefit is one thing, but the presence of harm is another: A 2007 report in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute concluded that there was an increased prostate cancer risk among men using multivitamins, reports the October 2007 issue of Harvard Men's Health Watch.

Comment - This is a great example of the influence of junk science.  This report was all over the various news media in Europe and in the U.S. and was surely influenced by those with interests other than the public health.  Firstly, the main flaw in this study is that the people studied were mostly folks that were already sick that were trying to alleviate illness by taking an  excessive vitamins.  That obviously introduces major biases into this study. I won't comment much more. I'll leave commenting to those with more knowledge then I in this matter. See the other  articles on this page.

Major Study Finds Good News About Vitamins E and C, August 2007 by: Jack Challem

A new study has found that natural vitamin E and vitamin C can significantly reduce the risk of several cardiovascular diseases. The study was published in the August 13, 2007, issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, a journal published by the American Medical Association.

A new tool to discredit natural health supplements?
By Dr Robert Verkerk, Executive & Scientific Director, Alliance for Natural Health. Published April 19, 2006

On 24 March 2006, The British Medical Journal’ published a meta-analysis (a study of other studies) on omega-3 fatty acids that prompted headlines around the world to the effect that “fish oils don’t work”. This is not the first time a meta-analysis has triggered headlines that discredit natural health supplements.


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