Are you taking too many vitamins? Americans pop them by the handful - but some supplements are linked to cancer, diarrhea and kidney stones
The World Health Organization refers to micronutrients - which include vitamins - as 'magic wands,' but it seems as though that description has been blown out of proportion.
Dietary supplements are often treated as an instant fix to a nearly-infinite assortment of problems: aging skin? Take some calcium. Weak or brittle nails? Try a B vitamin. Feeling down? You're probably not getting enough sun, but you need not go outside when you have it in a Vitamin D capsule.
Vitamins and minerals can make up for deficiencies that strike certain groups - like pregnant women or elderly people - but... read more
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