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17. Don’t trust vitamins to fight disease

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Some people are downing different kinds of vitamins and supplements, believing they will “boost” their immune systems. It's not that simple.

“Unfortunately, the reality is that those kinds of products aren't really offering you any benefit,” says Michael Starnbach, a professor of microbiology, on a Harvard Medical School site. “There's no evidence that they help in fighting disease.”

Vitamins can help immunity, Starnbach says, but only for people who are malnourished enough to need that boost. They don't make healthy people more healthy.

Save your money. Focus on hygiene and overall wellness, including a proper diet and exercise.