It’s Official. Vitamins Don’t Do Much for Health

This transcript has been edited for clarity. Welcome to Impact Factor, your weekly dose of commentary on a new medical study. I’m Dr F. Perry Wilson of the Yale School of Medicine. Vitamins. If you are like the majority of American adults, you took a vitamin or supplement recently. Over-the-counter sales of these products in … Read more

The Vitamin D3 Melissa Urban Trusts To Achieve Sufficiency

If anyone knows about optimizing their health and holistic well-being through nutrition, it’s Melissa Urban, Whole30 co-founder and CEO and New York Times bestselling author (her newest book, The Book of Boundaries, comes out October 2022). If you’re not already familiar with Whole30, it’s a no-nonsense 30-day challenge to cut out processed foods (think added … Read more

Vitamin D and omega-3 supplements reduce the risk of autoimmune disease

For those of us who can’t sit in the sun and fish all day, the next best thing to preventing autoimmune diseases may be vitamin D supplements and fish oil-derived omega-3 fatty acids, the results of a large prospective randomized trial show. Dr. Karen Costenbader Among nearly 26,000 adults enrolled in a randomized trial designed … Read more