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New Year's Resolution Kablooey


One Flickr user's weekly vitamins. Karen D. hide caption

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Just checking in, BOTNers — did you make any New Year's resolutions? We're about 7 weeks into 2009, and one of mine may have just bitten the dust. I thought I'd get all virtuous and start taking a multivitamin regularly again. I haven't exactly succeeded, and it seems it may have been a misguided resolution anyway. From the New York Times:

In the past few years, several high-quality studies have failed to show that extra vitamins, at least in pill form, help prevent chronic disease or prolong life.

Nice. So while there are real questions here about why we like to ignore compelling studies on this front, and great info in the article about the confusing conclusions drawn from some of the studies, all I'm thinking about is that mega-jar of horsepills I just bought and how long it will languish in my medicine cabinet.



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