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New study sees little need for vitamins, cites risks

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This is a half-baked theory. They mention a bunch of different supplements, but have no linking cause or reasons. Is it the supplements, or the filler ingredients? Releasing this information at this stage has no meaning.

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i knew it. i always wondered about taking vitamin supplements while eating healthily in the first place. I am validated. just eat right and exercise and youll be fine. not rocket science.

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Kinda like saying eating carrots is linked to increased mortality risk. I would be guessing Big Pharma sponsored the study. Wikipedia says "For the first time ever, in 2006, global spending on prescription drugs topped $643 billion" - i'm sure big Pharma would like to kill the 20billion supplements industry and add that money to their 650billion

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This is definitely Big Pharma's doing. Imagine people were all healthy, they would go bankrupt. No more poisonous vaccines to sell, no more expensive cancer cures. This really makes me so angry.

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I think I will agree with Maria on this one. What they found is correlation, without understanding of the underlying causation. I believe that people who feel that something is "wrong" or often not feeling well will tend to eat more vitamins and supplements than those that feel fine. This way the the numbers become skewed and don't really mean much. That being said, I believe that they are right in that people don't need to vitamins if they keeping a balanced diet.

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Squid/Maria, I have to agree. The science community does this all too often. The research may be legit, but they haven't come up with any conclusive reasoning as to why this is so. The research is really only half-finished.

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This article/promotion for doing away with vitamins is firmly tied to the insidious globalisation movement via what is known as Codex Alimentarius. As Psychopathsareincontrol and Foxie point out, it's connected to Big Pharma and is not in the public's best interest. A couple of excerpts from 2 web sites to give a better idea:

What is CODEX

[…] This WHO/WTO joint effort called CODEX is in the process of wiping out local supplement companies and natural health care practices, to bring in more drug based medicines, in what is euphemistically known as "creating a level playing field", while primarily giving the public a misleading impression that someone in the World Health Organisation (WTO) is looking after its health and safety. CODEX recommendations are then adopted by regulators such as the Australian TGA or the US FDA by various direct or indirect means that end up as Acts and amendments that are passed into law by Parliaments or Congress, usually without public debate. This is another example of globalisation and unconstitutional UN treaties.

http://members.iimetro.com.au/~hubbca/codex.htm

*OPERATION CURE ALL IS JUST ONE MEANS TO AN END* 
*Operation Cure-All is just a tactic, a vehicle, in a much bigger overall plan. It is a result of "Codex Alimentarius" (meaning food code) -- **a set of regulations that aim to outlaw any health information in connection with vitamins and limit free access to natural therapies on a worldwide scale.*** *WHAT'S BEHIND CODEX ALMENTARIUS?* 
***Behind the Codex Alimentarius Commission is the United Nations and the World Health Organization working in conjunction with the multinational pharmaceutical cartel and international banks**. Its initial efforts in the US with the FDA were defeated, so it found another ally in the FTC. Now Codex, with the FTC and the pharmaceutical cartel behind it, it threatens to become a trade issue, using the campaign of Operation Cure-All to advance its goals.* <http://www.natural-health-information-centre.com/codex-alimentarius.html>
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Hehehe … looks like big pharma just visited. A point taken off each of the 3 posts mentioning big pharma.

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@Weedkila

First rule about BIG PHARMA, is don't mention BIG PHARMA. ;)

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Doh!, Did I just mention BIG PHARMA?

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I eat fairly healthily, but I recently I started taking a multivitamin & mineral tablet once a day, just in case. They're cheap enough, and it's only one tablet, so why not?

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I just took a vitamin. A Japanese one. They smell weird.

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OK, give me a thumbs down big Pharma

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I understand the dangers of taking contraindicated substances. Iron is one that can be of great benefit or great harm. It has been added to baby formula. Some of those parents unknowingly gave their children unpasteurized honey, and some of those babies died. The reason is that honey can contain botulism spores, and the iron-rich environment in the formula-fed babies fed the spores, leading to death. Similarly afflicted babies who were breastfed became ill, but all recovered. It's important that we make an effort to learn who needs a nutrient, who doesn't, and who can be harmed by it.

If vitamins could be properly patented, you can bet they would become of inestimable value to our health, advertised in TV, internet, radio, newspaper and magazine adverts.

@weedkila - this is happening in Canada as we speak, via Bill C-36.

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