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Vitamin supplements: helpful or harmful?

We spend more than £420 million a year on vitamin supplements that are supposed to improve our health, but are they really helping? Dr Hannah Sweillam investigates. Recent years have seen an increase in the use of vitamin supplements and now as many as two thirds of adults (65%) take some form of vitamin or supplement.  There’s no denying that vitamin deficiency can lead to illness and that in these circumstances, vitamin supplements can be beneficial. The real question, though, is whether vitamin supplements are of any benefit to healthy individuals? There seems to be a perception among the general population…