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Vitamins and Supplements Can't Replace a Balanced Diet, Study Says

During the follow-period, which lasted about six years, more than 3,600 people died.

When Zhang and her colleagues first started examining the data, it looked as though dietary supplements were associated with a lower risk of early death, she says. But after they adjusted for factors like education, socioeconomic status and demographics, it became apparent that mostly higher-income, better-educated people — who are more likely to be in good health to begin with — were taking supplements. After that adjustment, the connection between supplements and longevity disappeared.

Getting enough vitamin A, vitamin K, magnesium, zinc and copper were all associated with a lower risk of dying early, the researchers found — but only when those nutrients came from food.

In fact, some supplements even appeared to come with health risks. People who took high doses of calcium via supplement had a 53% higher risk of dying from cancer than people who were not taking supplements, the study says. But excess calcium from food was not associated with a similar uptick in mortality risk, Zhang says, which suggests that the body may not be able to clear excess supplemental calcium as well as it can natural calcium. The connection between excess calcium and cancer still isn’t totally clear and will require more research, she says.

Does a multivitamin have the same benefits as a super healthy diet?

Just curious. Who's better off? The people who follow rigid super healthy diets with 100 servings of fruits and veggies and this and that every day with no multivitamin? Or the average joe who eats decent meals (fast food sometimes) and takes a multivitamin?


Depends on a lot of things, but as a whole the person who eats right should be better off ... it stands to reason that a person that eats healthy will be better off than a person that eats junk food and a vitamin. However, there will always be some few


well yes and no..... Food is easier assimulated by the body to absorb nutrients because it is natural.. but, in order to get most of what we need from food, it should be more organic, not over cooked... and these days relying just on food is not very


A healthy diet is going to be better cause its natural!!

But if you're an average joe, you'd be better off with the vitamins, if you aren't getting a nutritious diet.

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What are the benefits of taking a multivitamin?

i am a teenage girl and i'm going to take one a day teen advantage for her multivitamin, what are the benefits?

some questions i was wondering

-will i lose any weight? (i want to)
-will my hair and skin be healthier?


None, unless you are lacking that particular vitamin. Barring folic acid in pregnancy, there is no evidence to support routine vitamin supplementation.

If you are eating a balanced diet, there is almost certainly no need to take it.


None, unless you are lacking that particular vitamin. Barring folic acid in pregnancy, there is no evidence to support routine vitamin supplementation.

If you are eating a balanced diet, there is almost certainly no need to take it.


it will have no effect at all if you are eating properly. If you're not eating properly then get help for that.

Remember your 5-a-day just like the doctors tell you.