Multivitamin-mineral supplements do not reduce heart disease, deaths


(Reuters Health) – Taking multivitamins and minerals does not reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease or associated deaths, according to a new review of existing research.

“There is no scientific evidence that (these) supplements promote cardiovascular health,” lead author Dr. Joonseok Kim from University of Alabama at Birmingham told Reuters Health by email. “We hope that our paper helps to settle the debate” on the use of multivitamins and minerals (MVM) for cardiovascular disease prevention.

Americans spent an estimated $36.1 billion on vitamins and nutritional supplements in…



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