Do We Need Vitamins?

In Blog, Nutrition by Dr. Gary Goldman

Do We Need Vitamins? Many of my patients ask me if they should take a vitamin or nutritional supplement. 49% of us currently use at least one supplement daily. I answer that it depends on who you believe. According to the US Preventive Services Task Force in their 2014 statement, “The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of the use of multivitamins for the prevention of cardiovascular disease or cancer.” In a word: no. They did carve out a rare exception, such as folic acid in pregnancy, or correcting a …