Nutritional Supplementation and JAMA
In the last few months there has been a disappointing series of nutritional studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. JAMA was rabidly opposed to supplementation until 2002, when they published an excellent article that proposed that taking supplements could reduce the risk of chronic disease.  That article was right on the money. This recent group of articles challenges those findings, but you will soon find that they were all seriously flawed. Let’s review these clinical trials, and consider how asking the wrong question can yield the wrong answers, and how that process generates negative bias against supplementation.