Aug 2, 2022
What does the body of evidence say on the topic of vitamin supplements? We pilot a new format for the show and ask for your feedback! Let us know your thoughts on Facebook, Twitter, Patreon, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
(6:34) The story of scurvy and how its cause, a vitamin deficiency, was harder to “science” than you may remember, with author Stephen R. Bown.
(22:48) The porous regulations that allow vitamin supplements to be sold and how Mel Gibson played a key role in this system, with health policy expert Timothy Caulfield.
(35:27) Chris and Jonathan explain what each vitamin does, what happens if you’re deficient, and whether or not vitamin supplements are necessary.
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1) Chris’ article “It Hasn’t Been a Good Year for Vitamin D”: https://montrealgazette.com/opinion/columnists/christopher-labos-it-hasnt-been-a-good-year-for-vitamin-d
2) Vitamin D supplementation and cardiovascular risk: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamacardiology/fullarticle/2735646
3) VITAL study: https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMoa1809944
4) AMATERASU trial: https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2019.2210
5) D2D study on vitamin D and type 2 diabetes: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31173679/
6) The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s Final Recommendation Statement from June 2022: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/recommendation/vitamin-supplementation-to-prevent-cvd-and-cancer-preventive-medication
7) Recommendation Statement as published in the Journal of the American Medical Association: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2793446
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Christoffer Moe Ditlevsen / Rise to Power
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Silver Maple / Unspoken
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Christoffer Moe Ditlevsen / The Stakeout
Farrell Wooten / Margin of Error
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