U.S. News Twitter Chat: Vitamins and Supplements

Leading experts will discuss the pros and cons of vitamins and supplements.

Leading experts will discuss the pros and cons of vitamins and supplements.
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Next Monday, U.S. News will host a Twitter chat on vitamins and supplements. We'll discuss a range of topics – from who needs them, to the benefits and risks, to a specific look at some of the most popular and common choices. Here's what you need to know.

Who: @USNewsHealth will join leading experts, including: @MayoClinic, @SuzyCohen, @CSPI, @IFT, @ClevelandClinic, @MontefioreNYC@Pharmacists, @EinsteinMed, @joansalgeblake, @NutritionCheck and @VandanaShethRD.

What: A live Twitter chat on vitamins and supplements. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #vitamins.

Where: http://tweetchat.com/room/vitamins

When: Monday, June 24 at 2 p.m. EST.

Why: More than 110 million Americans use vitamins and dietary supplements each year. But research is unclear on whether these help or hurt our bodies. That's why U.S. News is teaming with leading experts to explore topics like: Which vitamins and supplements are important for women, and why? What about for men, children and seniors? We'll also examine the risks involved with taking vitamins and supplements, and focus on some of the most common choices such as calcium, cranberry supplements, multivitamins and probiotic dietary supplements.