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Just eat them, they’re good for you. Just eat them, they’re good for you. PA/Ben Birchall

Taking high doses of vitamins can do more harm than good

Without vitamins in our diet we wouldn’t survive but taking too many can be harmful. There’s a limit to how much we actually need. However, since the discovery of vitamins - or “vital amines” as they were…
There’s conflicting evidence about both the efficacy and the safety of taking calcium supplements. There’s conflicting evidence about both the efficacy and the safety of taking calcium supplements. it thatswitch/Flickr

Calcium confusion: scientists divided over supplements

A clash between supporters and detractors of calcium supplements for better bone health is leading to conflicting headlines, leaving the public unsure about whom to believe. Osteoporosis is estimated to…
In light of relevations into doping in Australian sport, should more be done to protect and inform professional athletes? In light of relevations into doping in Australian sport, should more be done to protect and inform professional athletes? Phil Roeder

We need an advocate against ASADA’s power in doping control

Should an athlete advocacy organisation be established to help athletes navigate the minefield of banned and permitted substances in sport? We believe it should be. Last week’s report by the Australian…
The belief that supranutritional doses of vitamins will improve quality of life doesn’t match what science tells us. The belief that supranutritional doses of vitamins will improve quality of life doesn’t match what science tells us. Happy Sleepy/Flickr

Vitamins: myths, facts, use and misuse

When it comes to using vitamins to supplement diets, there’s a wide gap between what science says and what many consumers believe. A recent study, for instance, established that some 52% of the Australian…

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