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December 17th, 2013
10:03 PM ET

Making sense of the new reports on multivitamins

Nearly 40% of American adults take multivitamins. That's why there are so many questions after the the editors of the "Annals of Internal Medicine" said it's time to stop wasting money on vitamin and mineral supplements. Anderson discussed all this with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and "The Doctors" co-host Dr. Travis Stork.


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  1. Angela

    I was wondering if the editorial quoted applies to women as well? I did a quick search for the Annals of Internal medicine and the issue cites three papers in the current issue on the topic but one of the papers specifically studied only male subjects in the study. Aside from people with vitamin deficiencies, what about women who may suffer from loss of vitamins and minerals during heavy menstruations, e.g. loss of iron as well as possibly other vitamins such as vitamin B. (Unless this group of women are being included with those with vitamin deficiencies.) Or how about women who are pregnant who may need additional supplements for the fetus?

    December 18, 2013 at 9:06 pm |
  2. D.Davidson

    Dr. Sanjay Gupta insinuates on on AC 360 that that all
    vitamins are of no benefit to a person.I can see maybe a multivitamin pills no benefit because of the small amount of nutrient in each pill.There are vitamin pills that you can overdose on that you have to overdose on to cure yourself.An example is vitamin C.The smartest scientist Linus Pauling cures heart trouble with megadoses ov Vtamin C and Lysine.If you informed people about his therapy heart attacks in North America would be reduced by 90 percent.

    December 18, 2013 at 11:34 am |
  3. Harri Lahnala

    I have taken multivitamins for 10 years and no flu or anything else sickness.

    December 17, 2013 at 10:51 pm |

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