No Deaths from Vitamins

No Deaths from Vitamins – None at All in 27 Years

Commentary by Andrew W. Saul and Jagan N. Vaman, M.D.

Over a twenty-seven year period, vitamin supplements have been alleged to have caused the deaths of a total of eleven people in the United States. A new analysis of US poison control center annual report data indicates that there have, in fact, been no deaths whatsoever from vitamins . . . none at all, in the 27 years that such reports have been available.

References:

1. Download any Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers from 1983-2009 free of charge at aapcc.org – Data The “Vitamin” category is usually near the very end of the report.

Most recent year: Bronstein AC, Spyker DA, Cantilena LR Jr, Green JL, Rumack BH, Giffin SL. 2009 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers’ National Poison Data System (NPDS): 27th Annual Report. Clinical Toxicology (2010). 48, 979-1178. The full text article is available for free download at aapcc.org

The vitamin data mentioned above will be found in Table 22B.

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