Dr. Alan Gaby Responds to Editorial on Vitamin Use

// Alan Gaby, MD

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On December 17th, an editorial from the Annals of Internal Medicine titled “Enough Is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements” made headlines in mass media. While skepticism in the nutritional supplement world is not new (think USA Today’s article and Mark Blumenthal’s response as recently as November), this recent editorial alleged that there is “no substantial health benefit” when considering vitamin and mineral supplements.

the editorial appears to be biased and to lack scholarship, as it is based on selective reporting and superficial analysis of the vast and complex body research

Comments on the original article seem to indicate that readers, notably, other healthcare professionals, found this editorial to be misguided and lacking in substantial claims. Nutritional medicine expert, Dr. Alan Gaby, provided his own analysis of the research, which is available now on the Huffington Post website.

In his response, Dr. Gaby highlights that “the editorial appears to be biased and to lack scholarship, as it is based on selective reporting and superficial analysis of the vast and complex body research…”

Read the entirety of Dr. Gaby’s response

 

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