CBS This Morning – “Says Supplements no good for the Heart” Silly Silly CBS

Quick rebuttal to the inaccurate statement that nutritional supplements are an ineffective tool against heart disease.

The CBS Doctor Tara Narula reading from a scripted source … Made the inaccurate statement that nutritional supplements have no positive impact on heart health. She made that statement with what appears to be 100% certainty. Which is cool, because it makes it so much easier to discredit… While my objective is not to prove to you that nutritional supplements are the way to go for heart health. My objective is simply to prove beyond 100% certainty that their statements are highly inaccurate as well as misleading. Thank You CBS for making this so easy… 😉

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A few Links to Confirming Research:

Mayo Clinic proceedings highlights research about cardiovascular benefits of omega-3 fatty acids

Quit smoking? Vitamin E may give extra boost to heart health

Optimal Dose of Vitamin E Maximizes Benefits, Minimizes Risk: 24%  fewer deaths from heart disease

Increase in RDA for vitamin C could help reduce heart disease, stroke, cancer

Vitamin D findings point to new treatment for heart failure

Can vitamin B supplements help stave off stroke?

Omega-3 Supplements May Slow A Biological Effect of Aging

+ 1,000 more

And the FDA thing: From the FDA’s Site Quote: (Outside of GMP standards)

“What is FDA’s oversight responsibility for dietary supplements?

Because dietary supplements are under the “umbrella” of foods, FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) is responsible for the agency’s oversight of these products. FDA’s efforts to monitor the marketplace for potential illegal products (that is, products that may be unsafe or make false or misleading claims) include obtaining information from inspections of dietary supplement manufacturers and distributors, the Internet, consumer and trade complaints, occasional laboratory analyses of selected products, and adverse events associated with the use of supplements that are reported to the agency.”

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Remember my objective is only to show that CBS is inaccurate, and not make an argument for taking supplements. For this please research and enlighten  yourself 😉

Ralph Turchiano

The link to the report:

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/heart-health-breaking-down-myths-and-reality