As WholeFoods Magazine reported, USPSTF specifically recommends against taking beta-carotene supplements. They also advise against vitamin E supplements, saying “it has no net benefit in reducing mortality, cardiovascular disease or cancer.”
NPA Points to a Flaw in the LogicIn response to USPSTF's report, Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., President and CEO of the Natural Products Association (NPA), issued a statement.
“This is no surprise to anyone in the dietary supplement industry,” said Dr. Fabricant. "Any manufacturer claiming that the products could have these kinds of effects would be in violation of laws against false claims.
Dr. Fabricant noted that the USPSTF plays an important role in the federal government’s approach to health care and reimbursement considerations. But, he said, "this research is akin to studying a hammer and concluding it is unsuitable for turning a screw. Dietary supplement manufacturers are prohibited from saying their products would help prevent cardiovascular disease or cancer because they cannot, plain and simple."
The Council for Responsible Nutrition(CRN) and Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) also released statements. Read their perspectiveshere.