“Don’t forget to take your vitamins?”
That healthful reminder from mom may soon become a thing of the past. While dietary supplements remain popular in the US, a continuous stream of studies are casting increasing doubt that the widely-accepted benefits are real. Researchers and regulators are taking notice, and some are beginning to deliver a different message.
Two studies published earlier this month are the most recent examples. One takes aim at vitamin E, the other at multivitamin supplements for women.