Can Vitamins Reduce the Risk of Illness?
Do vitamins actually decrease the risk of illness? This is a question that has been asked for decades. On one end of the spectrum there are those who say that if you have a healthy diet, you don't need any vitamins.On the other end, are those who megadose vitamins on a daily basis. The answer is probably somewhere in the middle.
Vitamins are defined as essential nutrients that are required in minute amounts. Vitamins play very important roles in almost all metabolic processes and without vitamins life as we know it would not exist.The consumption of vitamin-rich foods to treat medical conditions dates back to the ancient Egyptians. Interest in vitamins and other essential …
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Publication information: Article title: Can Vitamins Reduce the Risk of Illness?. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: August 8, 2011. Page number: 2. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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