Multivitamins? Harmful, harmless or helpful? Dr. Greger

In this provocative video, what Dr. Greger has to report may surprise you.

This is the last in a series of six posts featuring Dr. Michael Greger, who is now in the process of following through with his commitment to publish a new video for the first 365 days of his new site. While traveling this week, I pulled together a few of the most provocative videos that he has published so far.

Here is one (about 2.5 minutes) about the use of multivitamins and their impact on the risk of breast cancer. As always, Dr. Greger presents well-documented information regarding these vitamins which 40% of American women consume — at a cost of $4 billion. Is that investment doing them any good?

From the website: Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues.  A founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr. Greger is licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition. Currently he serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

Two other blogs on this topic: Vitamins; a review — with new info on B12 from Dr. Greger

J. Morris Hicks, author and activist. Working daily to promote health, hope and harmony on planet Earth.

Vitamins…a 27 billion dollar folly?

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About J. Morris Hicks

A former strategic management consultant and senior corporate executive with Ralph Lauren in New York, J. Morris Hicks has always focused on the "big picture" when analyzing any issue. In 2002, after becoming curious about our "optimal diet," he began a study of what we eat from a global perspective ---- discovering many startling issues and opportunities along the way. In addition to an MBA and a BS in Industrial Engineering, he holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, where he has also been a member of the board of directors since 2012. Having concluded that our food choices hold the key to the sustainability of our civilization, he has made this his #1 priority---exploring all avenues for influencing humans everywhere to move back to the natural plant-based diet for our species.
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1 Response to Multivitamins? Harmful, harmless or helpful? Dr. Greger

  1. Denise Welsh says:

    Oct 13, 2011- On internet news an article by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer: Worried about your vitamin safety?

    “There is no clear evidence that a multivitamin lowers the risk of cancer, heart disease or any other chronic problem…no government agency recommends them…they aren’t required to undergo the strict testing required of the US approved prescription medicines….yet this is a 9.6 billion dollar business”

    The article does go on to say you can find your vitamins in vegetables and a whole lot more like fiber…

    Time to wake up America…Eating a diet loaded with vegetables, fruit, beans and whole grains (4 Leaf) has been PROVEN to lower risks of cancer, heart disease…..

    Why don’t people get it????? It is just so clear.


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