Most Americans are so deficient in vitamin D, they are putting themselves at greater risk of cancers and other diseases. Those with the lowest levels of vitamin D are at twice the risk of stroke and breast cancer.
A line-up of recent new studies show vitamin supplements to be worthless or even harmful and drugs to be healing. Don’t you think this is just a little suspicious? Thousands of studies before these have confirmed the OPPOSITE. The media seems to have us believe the latest study is the truth and that it doesn’t matter if studies published earlier show the opposite, nor that these studies are funded by drug companies.
So what’s really happening here?
If you are to believe the recent news, taking vitamin E may lead to prostate cancer and taking selenium to diabetes, in men. The National Cancer Institute’s recent SELECT study was expected to show vitamin E reduced risk of prostate cancer in men, just as other studies show. The study was stopped early because men taking the vitamin E suffered slightly more cases of prostate cancer and those on the selenium had slightly more diabetes.
The vitamin E used in this study was the synthetic form: dl-alpha tocopherol acetate. Health professionals who read the medical and nutrition literature have known for many years this form of vitamin E is toxic and may lead to cancer. It should be off the market. But it’s cheap and helps the PR efforts of pharmaceutical companies in turning consumers against helpful supplements.