Supplemental vitamins & minerals: benefits & risks

Though most dietitians promote obtaining nutrients from food sources, recent research suggests certain supplements may prevent chronic disease and enhance performance; other supplements are associated with increased risk of disease. What should we recommend for our clients?

Here is an excellent, professional resource from Dietitians of Canada that summarizes recent studies on benefits and harm and lists practice points:

Current Issues - The Inside Story: The continuing debate on the benefits and risks of supplemental vitamins and minerals (PDF)

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