Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements - Paul Offit - The Atlantic

"Although study after study showed that he was wrong, Pauling refused to believe it, continuing to promote vitamin C in speeches, popular articles, and books. When he occasionally appeared before the media with obvious cold symptoms, he said he was suffering from allergies.

"Then Linus Pauling upped the ante. He claimed that vitamin C not only prevented colds; it cured cancer."

via @robotwisdom

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