I would like to comment on "Vitamin deficiency" [News, June 1]. Ed Scicchitano states that his use of about 20 vitamins daily, along with his diet and exercise, is the cause of his good health and lack of diseases at age 83.
I am 82. I have never taken a vitamin, have had one of the world's worst diets, and the only time I exercised was when I was scheduled for a knee replacement.
I still work as a tax preparer and, during 100 days of tax season, I average 12 hours of work a day. I bowl two to three times a week and have coached junior bowlers for more than 30 years. I never get sick.
If I am used as the proof, Scicchitano's claims about vitamins and his good health are just a lot of hot air. There is no possible way he could prove it, just as I wouldn't be able to prove that my good health is a result of never having taken a vitamin.
Jerry Schreibersdorf, Douglaston