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Special Assignment (Vitamin Pills) #68648

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 26, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(DC) United States preoccupation with vitamin pills examined. [Neale BLASE, Jane BRODY - comment on motive.] Econ. aspect of vitamin industry cited. [Dr. Robert ATKINS - discusses his use of vitamins in treating patients.] [Institution of Human Nutrition spokesperson Dr. Myron WINICK - notes consequences of overdosing on vitamin A.] Side effects of overdosing on various other vitamins listed on screen. [Dr. Linus PAULING - praises use of vitamin C.] [BRODY - rejects Pauling's claim.] Research findings of various studies, include that of Dr. Roy Wolford in California, outlined. [Chris BLASE - notes reasons for vitamin regime.] Possible long-term impact of current craze mentioned.
REPORTER: George Strait

Robinson, Max;
Strait, George

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