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Doctors Don’t Like Vitamins!

Evidence is mounting, that vitamin and mineral supplements do have adverse health effects. The latest on the list are calcium and vitamin E.
So far it has been believed(!) that vitamin E and selenium supplementation lower risk for prostate cancer (in men!). However, when early results after 3 years from a large controlled trial showed no fewer cases but even an excess risk for prostate cancer, the trial had to be halted.

Watch Your Step!

When obstacles on the ground are viewed through the lower segment of multi-focal glasses, vision can be blurred and depth perception can be impaired. This phenomenon presumably explains the observation that older adults who wear multi-focal glasses are at elevated risk of tripping.