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August 07, 2019 - South China Morning Post

Vitamin supplements: you don’t need them if you have a healthy diet and they don’t prolong life, study finds

Vitamin supplements: you don’t need them if you have a healthy diet and they don’t prolong life, study finds
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Vitamin supplements, a multibillion-dollar industry, are a layperson’s favourite prescription.

But a recent paper about cardiovascular health, published last month in Annals of Internal Medicine, put this loyalty to the test. Surprise, surprise: vitamin supplements had little impact on heart conditions, including heart disease, and lifespan as a whole. “An estimated one out of two Americans are taking some kind of supplement or vitamin,” Michos says. “For the vast majority of vitamins, we did not find any benefit, either in reduction in death or cardiovascular health.”

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