Staying In The Pink Without Drowning In Greens

As an older adult--age 78--I much prefer to take inexpensive vitamins available by mail instead of eating daily amounts of, say, 14 cups of collard greens or 23 cups of broccoli to obtain the same benefit. ("The FDA's war of the rose hips," Top of the News, May 17). There are myriad reports showing proven benefits of supplements. Some of the FDA's proposed actions would greatly increase health costs and cause more sickness and death by choking off supplements and sending patients to doctors who are uninformed and uneducated in nutritional matters.

Gerald C. Whitney

Stockton, Calif.