Scientists say vitamins and minerals are "a waste of money"

Americans spend more than $20 billion a year on supplements in hopes of staving off cancer, heart disease, and dementia. Trouble is, the latest research shows they provide no benefit — and they may even be hazardous to our health. But given our nutrient-deprived diets, should we really stop taking these pills… » 12/17/13 12:42pm 12/17/13 12:42pm

In 1941, jai alai-loving hillbillies were America's future weapon against Hitler

In Captain America, a patriotic beanpole is buffed up with super-steroids and battles the Third Reich using his unconventional star-spangled shield. The following article from the December 1941 issue of the science and engineering magazine Mechanix Illustrated foresaw a similar destiny for real soldiers. » 4/17/12 10:55am 4/17/12 10:55am

Vitamins have been linked with a higher risk of death in older women

We sure are seeing an awful lot of correlative findings today, aren't we? Scientists at the University of Minnesota recently revealed that the use of multivitamins and supplements — like folic acid, vitamin B6, magnesium, zinc, copper and iron — are linked to higher death rates among older women. » 10/11/11 12:51pm 10/11/11 12:51pm

A Few Simple Vitamins Can Repair Genetic Mutation

It turns out that vitamins are the best way to deal with mutants. A team of researchers at UC Berkeley, led by biologist Jasper Rine, discovered that most people have several small genetic mutations in their genomes that can be fixed with customized vitamin supplements. Vitamins act as patches for genetic mutations,… » 6/02/08 3:23pm 6/02/08 3:23pm