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Do Adults Need Vitamin Supplements?

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We Canadians are big consumers of vitamin supplements: 65 percent of women and 42.5 percent of men aged 51 to 70 report taking at least one. 

And while some of these individuals undoubtedly do so to treat a diagnosed deficiency, or address a dietary shortfall, in most cases, the motivation is a belief that somehow, supplements make you healthier. 

But is that really true?

To find out, read my most recent Reader’s Question column, which appeared in the September 2020 issue of Good Times magazine.

Heartfelt thanks to the interviewees who generously shared their knowledge and expertise:

  • Dr. David Jenkins, a professor of Nutrition Sciences and Medicine at the University of Toronto.
  • Abby Langer, a Toronto registered dietitian and author of Good Food Bad Diet (slated for publication in early 2021).


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