I’m keynoting a meeting to celebrate publication of 8 articles about SNAP in a special section of the American Journal of Public Health. 9:30am – 11:00am, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy, 55 West 125th Street, 7th Floor Auditorium. Participants: Mariana Chilton , Nevin Cohen, Nick Freudenberg, Brynne Keith-Jennings, Jennifer Pomeranz, Alfredo Morabia, Janet Poppendieck. Information is here.
Some views on vitamin supplements, mostly from their makers
NutraIngredients.com reports frequently on current research and opinion on dietary supplements. Lots of people take these products and swear by them, but proving that they do much good is another matter. It has been hard to find evidence that they make healthy people—those who take them most often—any healthier.
Here are some recent NutraIngredient reports on this topic, largely reflecting views of the supplement industry.
- Multivitamins: ‘The cheapest health insurance a person will ever buy
- Multivitamin supplements may cut cancer risk: JAMA paper
- Multivitamin Study: Making Lemons Out of Lemonade
- Multivitamins may not benefit heart disease risk, but ‘don’t forget the aim and other potential benefits of supplements’
- U.S. supplement use remains strong, CRN survey says
- Vitamin Shoppe: US supplement user confidence soars to 93% as usage increases
- Multivitamin Supplements Boost Brain Function, say U.K. Researchers
- Looking forward: The emerging evidence for vitamins and health
- Global population demands, ‘confusing’ media coverage and the 100 year old vitamin [Vitamin A]
- Multivitamins – They Won’t Wash the Windows or Change the Oil Either!
- Multivitamins may not benefit heart disease risk, but ‘don’t forget the aim and other potential benefits of supplements