Patrick Holford, 15 Nov 2015
Jilly - these articles are so misleading in so many areas that it would take a long essay to counter each points. Consider the following:
1. Starting with the first one, claiming terrible side-effects of niacin, it actually refers to a study of Merck's drug Tredaptive, combined with niacin since you can't patent niacin, and produced exactly the same adverse effects produced in studies with Tredaptive alone. Studies just using niacin do not report these adverse effects.
In the second article, dissing Linus Pauling, consider this. He proposed that high dose vitamin C, most easily produced by intravenous use, was profoundly anti-cancer. have a look at this search of studies, 126 in all, that have investigate high dose vitamin C and cancer. it is clear that he was right.
I have written about every point made in these highly misleading articles. For example, there is a chapter on antioxidants and cancer in my book Say No to Cancer.
These kind of article come out about once a year and are just sensationalism designed to sell papers or get hits to increase ability to sell ads. They are not true science or journalism.