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Global population demands, ‘confusing’ media coverage and the 100 year old vitamin

VITAMINS: A CENTENARY OF ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS

Global population demands, ‘confusing’ media coverage and the 100 year old vitamin

By Stephen Daniells

It’s 100 years since Casimir Funk came up with the term ‘vitamin’, but with an ever-increasing global population and negative reports in the media of their ‘ineffectiveness’ for select health conditions, what does the future hold for the humble vitamin?

Oxford researchers say reduced homocysteine levels don't reduce CV events

Meta-analysis questions folic acid’s heart benefits

By Stephen Daniells

Increased intakes of folic acid – a synthetic form of folate – may decrease blood levels of the amino acid homocysteine, but this does not translate into reductions in cardiovascular events, says a new meta-analysis from the University of Oxford.

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