https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24032060-100-the-truth-about-supplements-do-they-work-and-should-you-take-them/

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FOR some people, they are an insurance policy against a less-than-perfect diet. Others take them because they can’t – or won’t – eat certain foods. Whatever the reasons, popping vitamin and mineral supplements can feel like a virtuous shortcut to a healthy life. But in recent months, serious doubts have been raised over whether they are actually any good for us. Take omega-3. For many people, these golden capsules are a way to get the essential fatty acids we are told our bodies need without having to consume oily fish. Yet recent studies indicate that – unlike eating fish – taking omega-3 or fish oil supplements does nothing to reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke or early death. It... Full story

19 October

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