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Vitamins: Helpful or Hurtful?

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Bright labels make bold claims, "70 percent of your daily calcium" and "your daily dose of fruit and vegetables!" but how beneficial are these nutrient-packed pills to your overall health?

On Tuesday's Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with Dr. Jeannie Drisko about the pros and cons of vitamins to learn which ones to keep on the shelf and which ones to toss out.  Arwen Zigmond-McBroom, a supplement specialist at Nature's Own Health Food, also weighs in on the latest vitamin trends.

You can learn more about vitamins and supplements through the National Institute of Health's Office of Dietary Supplements and its National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Dr. Jeannie Drisko is the Director of Integrated Medicine at the University of Kansas Hospital. Her specialties include Drug Discovery and Delivery and Experimental Therapeutics. 

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.