"little justification for the general and widespread use of dietary supplements,"and the story was widely reported as showing that supplements are risky (Wall St. Journal) and unnecessary (New Zealand Herald).
"This reinforces the theory that vitamins work synergistically," said MacKay.Aha! So if I take even more supplements, perhaps my risk of cancer will go up only an eensy-teensy bit?
"CRN maintains that nutrients may be robbed of their beneficial effects when viewed as if they were pharmaceutical agents, with scientists looking to isolate those effects, good or bad."I see... so the benefits of supplements will disappear if we treat them as drugs: wouldn't that include taking vitamins and supplements as pills?
"Recent attack on vitamins a fabricated scare campaign."In Adams' response, he starts by arguing that the American Medical Association"has a long and sordid history of openly attacking vitamins and nutrition," a bizarre claim that has nothing to do with the study results even if it were true (it's not). He goes on to claim that the
"study data were ALTERED!"(the all-caps is his) and
"voodoo statistics [were] used to alter the outcome."I looked at the numbers he extracted from the paper to support these claims, and he failed - badly - to understand the data. Apparently for Mike Adams, statistics that he doesn't understand are just "voodoo."