Vitamin Value

first_imgVitamin supplements are ineffective, a study by Oxford scientists has shown writes Rosa Silverman. While millions of Britons have been taking these pills in the belief that they can help prevent heart attacks, strokes and cancer, the study has indicated that we have only been wasting our time and money. The study, carried out over a ten year period, is the biggest trial of its kind to date. 20,000 people, who were already at a high risk of the diseases, were given pills. Half of them received a cocktail of betacarotene, Vitamin E and Vitamin C, three of the most popular supplements. The other half was given placebos. No evidence was found of any benefits to the people taking supplements. Oxford professor Rory Collins, co-author of the study, said “there no evidence that the pills are hazardous, nor that they’re beneficial.” He suggested that the reason why people with high intakes of these vitamin supplements have fewer health problems is “probably more to do with the fact that they are far more likely to be health-conscious anyway, through taking more exercise or having a healthier diet.”ARCHIVE: 3rd Week TT 2003last_img read more

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Area Girls Middle School Basketball Results

first_imgThe St. Louis 5th grade girls continued their winning ways Thursday, January 23 with a 44 to 9 win over St. Michael’s Trojans. The Cardinals once again jumped out to an early lead behind a good defense that created an number of turnovers and allow the Cardinals to enjoy a 21 – 6 halftime lead. The Cardinals would put the game away early in the 3rd quarter behind 10 of the team-high 16 points from Ella King. Mimi Smith also had a complete game contributing 14 points and numerous assists while Madden Showalter added 7 points as well. This takes the Cardinals record to 2 – 0 on the season. The next game will be the home opener for the Cardinals as they have a rematch with St. Mary’s North Vernon Wednesday night January 29 at 6 pm.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Brent Young,Thursday Night, The Cardinals traveled to Brookville to face off against St. Michael’s. The Cardinals had an excellent defensive game, holding St. Michael’s to 0 points the entire game. The Cardinals won 15-0, bringing our record to 2-2. Leading in scoring was Rachel Suttmann with 5 points. Bridget Lohmueller and Cora Roth netted 4 points each and Karsyn Watson scored 2. The 6th grade is in action again Wednesday, January 29, for their first home game, taking on North Vernon.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Anne Suttmann.North Decatur Girls 8th Grade Basketball beat Southwestern High School 42-31. Kunz leading scorer with 20 and several rebounds. Ogden with several assists and 12 points. Motz and Abrams each with 2 points. Stier with 6 points. The Lady Chargers had several good fast breaks resulting in quick scoring.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Becky Bingham.last_img read more

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