NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 21, 1973
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(Studio) Bobby Riggs claims vitamins give him stamina; doctors claim vitamins don't help that much. More vitamins taken by Americans daily, however.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Chicago, Illinois) Riggs takes 415 vitamins each day. Vitamin industry booms. Reason for boom explained. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) begins to question vitamin mfrs.' claims. Beginning October 1, FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to regulate use of vitamin A. [National health federation Kirpatrick DILLING - believes FDA (Food and Drug Administration) action arbitrary and discriminatory.] [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) official Margurite ROBINSON - believes regulations necessary to prevent health injury and dollar loss to consumer.]
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson