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Medicine: Women and Vitamins #1008809

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 10, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Robert Bazell) Research showing a higher death rate among women who take supplements, including multi-vitamins, examined; details given about the 19-year study of older women; statement from the Council for Responsible Nutrition quoted. [University of Minnesota School of Public Health Dr. Jaakko MURSU†-says we don’t know what is the reason.] [Supplement user Nancy GRIPPO‡- says we don’t get the nutrition we need from the foods we eat.] [UH Case Medical Center Lisa CIMPERMAN†- says vitamin deficiencies are relatively rare in the US.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Live in-studio interview held with NBC Universal chief medical officer Dr. Tanya Benenson† about women and supplements. [BENENSON – notes the problem starts when you get into excessive mega-doses of things you’re not deficient; says you have to be careful of metals.]

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Bazell, Robert
Duration:
00:04:00

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