Food watchdog warns against high doses of vitamins and minerals

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 10 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1001
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Many people could be damaging their health by taking vitamin and mineral supplements in doses that are too high, the UK's food watchdog, the Food Standards Agency, warned this week.

    Most people in Britain do not need to take vitamins or dietary supplements because many foods are naturally high in vitamins or have been fortified with them, says the Food Standards Agency.

    Adding regular vitamin pills to the amount obtained through a balanced diet can …

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