Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News When she was a young physician, Dr. Martha Gulati noticed that many of her mentors were prescribing vitamin E and folic acid to patients. Preliminary studies in the early 1990s had linked both supplements to a lower risk of heart disease. She urged her father to pop the pills … Continue reading KHN: “#Older Americans Are Hooked On #Vitamins Despite Scarce #Evidence They Work.” Not all Boston experts agree that’s a problem.
Walter Willet, Harvard nutrition researcher and epidemiologist famous for promoting the Mediterranean diet, offers his take down of the IOM vitamin D report today. The Institute of Medicine report, which reset minimum Vitamin D requirements, concluded that most people get enough through a combination of diet, supplements and sunshine. The report also said there is … Continue reading Harvard’s Willet on the IOM vitamin D study and then some