Food not Pills
Multivitamin supplements fail to boost cardiovascular health.
Fred Hardinge, DrPH, RD
A large meta-analysis study of over 2 million adults with a mean follow-up of 12 years found taking a daily multivitamin supplement was not associated with lower risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke, or heart disease. Eating a healthy diet that varies from day-day-day will provide adequate nutrition, making it unlikely a daily supplement will confer any additional health benefit.
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