Government row flares up over vitamin B-6BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7150.12 (Published 04 July 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:12
- John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
Restrictions on vitamin B-6 proposed by the British government on the advice of its own experts have been repudiated by a Commons select committee on the grounds that the advice was scientifically unjustified and palpably wrong
The government is now in the position of either having to rescind the proposed controls or reject the select committee's views and incur the public antagonism it has exposed. Some three million people in Britain take vitamin B-6 as a dietary supplement for relieving stress or premenstrual syndrome.
Many thousands of …