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    "The problem with all these headlines is they're based on an editorial published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, a pro-pharma publication almost entirely funded by pharmaceuticals which compete with multivitamins. When I visited the study publication page on Annals.org, I was immediately greeted with a pop-up advertisement trying to hawk a pharmaceutical drug.

    It's almost as if the pharma-funded publication is saying, "Here, while we trash the reputation of vitamins, why don't you buy some drugs from our sponsors?"

    Learn more: Mainstream media attacks multivitamins in yet another example of quack science catapulted into the news by pharma interests

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intrepid_Timer View Post
    You're still alive right?
    So far so good! Besides, they're cheap buggers when you get a large bottle of the stuff from Sams Club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonfresno View Post
    So far so good! Besides, they're cheap buggers when you get a large bottle of the stuff from Sams Club.
    I really don't know for sure if they are good for us or bad for us, although I highly doubt the latter. One thing I do know for sure from my years as a scientific researcher, the placebo effect is a real and documented effect and must be included as a control in any credible research study. If one thinks it will work, the odds increase that it will..............

    Other than that, we all just need to go live in the country and raise our meat and grow our own veggies. Of course, we'd still have to pay taxes.................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intrepid_Timer View Post
    This is a VERY flawed study and really not worth reading. The study group was 65 and older doctors? That's it? That alone is flawed enough NOT to warrant telling the entire population that "multi-vitamins should be avoided". I'm also curious why a "scientist" would say the following:

    “Sales of multivitamins and other supplements have not been affected by major studies with null results, and the U.S. supplement industry continues to grow, reaching $28 billion in annual sales in 2010,” wrote the authors of the editorial summary, led by Dr. Eliseo Guallar"

    Why is this particular "scientist" concerned about sales for? Since this was his perspective going into the study, the results were probably biased as well. Been there seen that. I wonder what drugs he does recommend............
    This one time I will have to agree with you...the study is bogus and I've seen many like this one too......Personally I have been taking a multivitamin/mineral regiment for over 30 years and tailoring what and how much I take to compensate for my age...so far so good.....And as far as getting the right amount of Vitamins and minerals from the food we eat....well good luck with that..the soils in which most food stuff grow in, including what cattle eat...is so leeched from eons of farming that there is very little natural nutrients left..so therefore the food is also lacking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
    This one time I will have to agree with you...the study is bogus and I've seen many like this one too......Personally I have been taking a multivitamin/mineral regiment for over 30 years and tailoring what and how much I take to compensate for my age...so far so good.....And as far as getting the right amount of Vitamins and minerals from the food we eat....well good luck with that..the soils in which most food stuff grow in, including what cattle eat...is so leeched from eons of farming that there is very little natural nutrients left..so therefore the food is also lacking.
    Dang, I agree with what you said as well. Who wudda thunk....................

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