Author: Michael Wilcox


Michael Wilcox is a health and medical journalist who writes frequently about clinical research, health policy, and technology in medicine. He has written previously for a number of medical and health trade magazines with a focus on obesity, cardiovascular health, surgery, and cancer, as well as covered ground-breaking medical science for academic research institutions.

Take vitamins and think they are all healthy for you? Think again – many are dangerously overused. Find out which ones may actually do you more harm than good. By almost any measure, the use of vitamin supplements among Americans is staggeringly high. More than half of all US adults report taking a vitamin or mineral supplement in the last month, according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), at a cost of more than $14 billion a year. What is less known — and certainly much less promoted — is that vitamin supplements are not…

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