NPNZ Response to Multivitamin Study

You may be aware of an article circulating internationally regarding Multivitamin research which suggests that taking supplements increases the risk of heart disease and cancer. Here is the link to the original article.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3047416/Supplements-increases-risk-heart-disease-cancer-study-warns.html

In fact if one reads through the article the research actually states that if taken in the recommended dosage multi vitamins may be of help, but that is not the take-out that the press have promoted.

 

NPNZ has put out this press release to make our views on this clear and to support the industry:

MEDIA RELEASE
23 April 2015

SCAREMONGERING OVER COLORADO UNIVERSITY’S MULTIVITAMIN STUDY COULD DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD

The industry body for New Zealand’s natural products sector is concerned that media scaremongering over a recent Colorado University multivitamin study’s findings could do consumers more harm than good.

Alison Quesnel, Natural Products NZ’s (NPNZ) Executive Director, says although the news media has played up the study’s suggestion of possible risks associated with excessive vitamin and mineral consumption, it also stressed that if taken at the correct dosage they can be beneficial, and that people need not be afraid of taking vitamins and minerals.

READ MORE:  NPNZ Response to Multivitamin Study

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