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Vitamin Pills 'Should Be Avoided,' Journal Editors Say

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December 16, 2013
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Most vitamins such as antioxidants don't help to prevent cancer, heart disease and dementia, and some supplements could be harmful, say doctors who advise people to stop wasting their money on the pills.


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