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The Vitamins that might be killing men


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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