21 Mar 2021

Are vitamin manufacturers unfairly marketing to older people?

From Sunday Morning, 8:10 am on 21 March 2021

According to new research published in the Medical Journal of Australia, almost 75 percent of healthy Australians aged over 70 years report using complementary medicines, either daily or occasionally. The supplements most reported by the group were fish oil, vitamin D, glucosamine and calcium. But how necessary are these supplementary medicines? Is it all just marketing? Dr Sue MacDonell is an academic nutritionist and Senior Research Fellow at The University of Auckland. She joins the show to discuss.


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