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February 18, 1998

Vitamin E Supplementation and Immune Response in Elderly Patients

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Copyright 1998 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1998

JAMA. 1998;279(7):505-506. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-279-7-jbk0218

To the Editor.—The article by Dr Meydani and colleagues1seems to be another example of drug house–sponsored deception by omission of adverse facts. The authors underplay their financial support from the study sponsor, Hoffmann-LaRoche, Inc, and fail to mention that this company is a major wholesaler of "antioxidant" synthetic "vitamin" supplements, to the tune of over a billion dollars annually.2

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