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    Doctors advise patients not to take overdosage of vitamins for a long period of time.

    "Doctors advise patients not to take overdosage of vitamins for a long period of time."
    Is this sentence correct? Do you say "take overdosage of something" in English? Can I say "to not" instead of "not to" here? Thanks!

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    Re: Doctors advise patients not to take overdosage of vitamins for a long period of t

    Doctors advise people not to take an overdose of vitamins for a long time.


    That's OK grammatically, but is not a good sentence.Doctors would not advise people to take an overdose of anything for even a very short time.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 21-Nov-2016 at 15:36. Reason: Fixed typo

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    Re: Doctors advise patients not to take overdosage of vitamins for a long period of t

    There is a very small number of vitamins on which one can technically overdose (bear in mind that an overdose of this type is a long-term effect, not a sudden thing that can happen in one go). A good doctor, if he/she knows that you're taking vitamins, will tell you which vitamins/minerals can safely be taken in any quantity and which should be limited.

    In the UK, due to an almost complete lack of nutrition/diet training as part of a medical degree, most doctors don't give advice at all on vitamin and mineral supplements.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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