Dr. Paul Offit, the chief of the infectious diseases division of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, skewered the mega-vitamin industry in an article in the Sunday New York Times.
Note to vitamin gobblers
Just as enlightening as his review of the science—downing high doses of antioxidants may be neutralizing cancer-fighting oxidants, he suggests—was his recounting of Congress' role in preventing the 1970s Food and Drug Administration from regulating the over-the-counter vitamin industry. A former FDA legal counsel called it “the most humiliating defeat” in the agency's history. Worth reading.
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