The Outs and Ins of Vitamins
Guest: Donald D. Hensrud, M.D., M.S.
Host: Edward (Edward R.) R. Laskowski, M.D. (@DrEdSportsMed)
A recent Harris poll found that 86% of people take some sort of vitamin or supplement, and a recent research study found that approximately 60% of people report using dietary supplements in the past 30 days. Multiple claims are made regarding the benefits of vitamins. How do we know which are true? How do we sift through all the hype? When should we consider taking vitamins or recommending them for our patients? This episode features Donald D. Hensrud, M.D., M.S., an Associate Professor of Nutrition and Preventive Medicine at Mayo Clinic Rochester, Director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, and editor of multiple books on healthy eating and living a healthy lifestyle, including The Mayo Clinic Diet and The New Mayo Clinic cookbook.