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The Vitamins that might be killing men

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About 50 percent of men in the United States take vitamins and supplements, according to studies. In 2011, American consumers spent $30 billion on these over-the-counter nutritional items.

The problem? Many popular vitamins and supplements aren’t FDA-regulated. Additionally, the Archives of Internal Medicine published a study last year that expressed concerns about people using supplements and vitamins for general use, as opposed to only taking them to address a particular ailment.

All experts seem to agree that the best way to get in your vitamins is to eat a balanced diet. Still, it’s very tempting to take a pill, in the hopes of boosting your health, your muscle mass and/or your energy level.

But, research suggests that the below vitamins may not only be a waste of your time and money, but may actually do some men more harm than good:

Beta-Carotene/Vitamin A

Beta-carotene is an antioxidant responsible for the deep red-orange color found in carrots, sweet potatoes, and cantaloupe. The body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A, a fat-soluble nutrient that protects cells from damage and that we need for eye, immune system, and skin health.

The problem: Studies point to an increased risk for lung cancer in people who took them, especially in men who smoke.

READ MORE via Dangerous Vitamins For Men | News One.

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  • au: so, why don't he just try it in jail while he's there for 30 years? View Post
  • Truth North: As a mother and black woman, I don't want to jump on the bandwagon pertaining whether black children are targeted or not because a lot of white children have it too. I just want to address the fact that a lot of mothers are in dark because they didn't realize that their child got there 1st vaccination at birth. In the hospital your child get a treatment for their eyes for stds, a shot in the leg for vitamin k so that their blood will clot and hepatitis b. The point I'm making is even when you state that something was always wrong with your child you may not even realize that the vaccination damage may have started from birth so your child may not have a fighting chance to have established any behavior that was normal for them. The other thing is for all the parents on the fence about whether to vaccinate or not and you are leaning towards vaccinations then go back to the old schedule where you start at 3 or 4 years old and remember vaccinations are supposed to be given to healthy kids. Do not give vaccinations to a child with a cold, ear infection, small pimples on their faces it could be bacteria, white patches on their tongues -thrush, blotches on their bodies eczema, fever even if it is a persistent low grade fever. If your child is always hot but not alarming to the point where it is a fever it is still not the time for the shots because it means that there body is fighting of an infection. I just feel mothers need to know what to look for and make educated decisions. View Post
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  • Debo: Thoroughly agree with this post. It is unfortunate the African American community suffers in silence with this curable disease. Too proud, more often than not in seeking therapy and taking medication for this illness. African Americans unfortunately "self medicate" which results in worsening their illness, ie: receiving treatment for Drug addiction and not an underlying mental illness. The vicious cycle yet continues. View Post
  • chris: i feel for her pain wow hope she gets the help she needs View Post

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