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The nutrition study the $30B supplement industry doesn’t want you to see | Ars Technica

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We seem to constantly learn that food is the ultimate analog. We try to decompose it into numbers and weights, chemicals and nutrients. But it’s fundamentally analog. It cannot be decomposed to bits and bytes. When we try to recompose it from units, it isn’t the same thing, and our bodies know.

When the researchers picked apart effects of individual micronutrients, they found that adequate intake of vitamin K and magnesium linked to a lower risk of all-cause mortality. Also, vitamin A, vitamin K, zinc, and copper were associated with a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease. But these benefits were restricted to intake only from foods—not supplements.

As Michael Pollen stated so succinctly: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants..

Posted on April 18, 2019

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