In stark contrast to the news reports just one day earlier that chronic vitamin deficiency was most probably at the heart of the current health crisis, following US based Prof Bruce Ame's lecture at an American Association meeting, comes this report from UK based Prof Martin Wiseman. Prof Ames urges us to take our supplements to ensure good health and Prof Wiseman urges us to ditch our supplements in favour of a balanced diet, warning of their potential dangers.
Of interest is that Prof Wiseman is the Medical and Scientific Advisor to the World Cancer Research Fund and Project Director for the Expert Report. The same 'expert' report that appears to trot out the usual suspects - synthetic betacarotene, vitamin A and vitamin E - and regurgitate the same flawed conclusions that we've rebutted time and again.
Consumers could be forgiven for any confusion that arises given the schizophrenic nature of media reporting these days.