Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Your Call 043008 The Vitamin Quandary

Are the vitamins you’re taking helping or hurting? On the next Your Call we’ll talk about recent nutritional research that has shown limited benefits to taking dietary supplements and vitamins. With the FDA not testing the health claims of the manufacturers and peer reviewed studies casting doubt on their efficacy, what do we know about vitamin and mineral supplements? What can they do? Are they ever necessary for people who eat a relatively healthy diet? It’s Your Call with Sandip Roy and you.

Dr. Stephen Barrett in Chapel Hill
Retired psychiatrist and co-author and editor of 50 books including the textbook Consumer Health: A Guide to Intelligent Choices. He is the founder and editor of quackwatch.org.
Dr. Lisa Bero in San Francisco
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at UCSF and Co-Director of the United States San Francisco Cochrane Center. Dr. Bero is a pharmacologist with primary interests in how clinical and basic sciences are translated into clinical practice and health policy.

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