Did you hear about the recently published studies that indicated supplement use is unhealthy? Both of these studies reveal a serious bias on the part of mainstream media and a general misunderstanding of how supplements work.

There are two interesting articles in the December 2011edition of “Better Nutrition,”a health magazine available at many independent natural food and supplement stores. These articles, by editor Nicole Brechka and author Jack Challem, gave the background to these two flawed studies.

One study concluded that men who took vitamin E still had an increased risk of prostate cancer. First: the vitamin E used in the study was synthetic, not a more effective natural form. Second: The cancer diagnosis was made years after the men in the study quit taking any vitamin E. Can you see any holes in this study?

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