There have been 50 large-scale studies on supplements, he said, and not one has shown a benefit in heart disease or cancer. “I don’t get it,” he said. “Why are we taking these?”
Agus is not alone in his frustration. Other experts liken buying vitamins to flushing money down the toilet. In some cases, they mean it literally: If the body gets more of certain vitamins than it needs, it often excretes the excess in urine.
Of course this is not to say all supplements are bad but it seems once again that beliefs may be contradictory to the results of numeorus scientifc studies. http://health.yahoo.net/articles/health ... n-hurt-you