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Benefits of vitamin D supplements still debated

Posted April 04, 2014, 1:20 pm Howard LeWine, M.D., Chief Medical Editor, Internet Publishing, Harvard Health Publications Two reports published this week in the journal BMJ weren’t exactly an April Fool’s Day message about vitamin D, but they came close. For the past few years, vitamin D has been gaining a reputation—not entirely earned—as a wonder vitamin that offers protection against some cancers, bone-weakening osteoporosis, heart attack, Alzheimer’s disease, and other chronic conditions. Not…

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