Lies and more lies from big pharma's favorite mouth piece - the New York Times
Older Americans Are ‘Hooked’ on Vitaminshttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/03/well/older-americans-vitamins-dietary-supplements.html
It is no wonder that American's believing in the honesty of their free press are so confused! In every case we have ever examined, these pharmaceutical funded "hit-studies" are completely flawed, i.e., the conclusions either do not match the data or are otherwise scientifically baseless. To review one of the more famous, after a '"Finish study" revealed that beta carotene was correlated with lung and other cancers, other researchers with integrity drew an entirely opposite conclusion.
But just a few years later, she found herself reversing course, after rigorous clinical trials found neither vitamin E nor folic acid supplements did anything to protect the heart. Even worse, studies linked high-dose vitamin E to a higher risk of heart failure, prostate cancer and death from any cause.
Yale researchers, went back over the same Finish data, explained the flaw in isolating a single element from the data, and revealed that the data when taken as a whole did not show that beta carotene was related in any way to cancers.
The first "hit piece" against beta carotene made news. The Yale correction was a minor blip, generally ignored.
Its the same old story, biased studies cherry picking data that hurts supplements. These phony studies are apparently marketing efforts to prop up sales of pharmaceutical medications by scaring the population away from the low cost way to better health.)
Owen R. Fonorow, Follow #OWENRFONOROW at twitter