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Vitamin supplements do not improve heart health: study

WASHINGTON, July 15 (Xinhua) -- Taking multivitamin and mineral supplements does not prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiovascular death, according to a new analysis published in the latest issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.

The research team put together the results from 18 individual published studies, including randomized controlled trials and prospective cohort studies, totaling more than 2 million participants and having an average of 12 years of follow-up.

They found no association between taking multivitamin and mineral supplements and a lower risk of death from cardiovascular diseases.

"We found no clinical benefit of multivitamin and mineral use to prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiovascular death," said the study's lead author Joonseok Kim, assistant professor of cardiology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

As many as 30 percent of Americans use multivitamin and mineral supplements, with the global nutritional supplement industry expected to reach 278 billion dollars by 2024.

How do you know if a multivitamin/mineral sup. will get into your system and not just pass through your body?

My legs have been hurting a lot lately (mostly on one side) so I thought I would try taking some supplements to see if they help but I don't want to spend so much money on something and it not get into my system. I've heard that some of these pills don't


One test I learned about an all-in-one Multivitamin/Mineral Complex is if you put in in a glass of warm vinegar and it dissolves or at least breaks up, it will be digested and absorbed by your body.

I have also read that liquid vitamins


One test I learned about an all-in-one Multivitamin/Mineral Complex is if you put in in a glass of warm vinegar and it dissolves or at least breaks up, it will be digested and absorbed by your body.

I have also read that liquid vitamins

Is it ok to eat 2 Milk Thistle capsules and a Multivitamin & Mineral tablet every morning with my breakfast?

On the back of the Milk Thistle label it says to eat one 2 to 3 times a day, but i'll probably forget if i dont take them together in a routine!
I've read up on this and supposedly Milk Thistle is on of the safest supplements around to take with


yes,cus my grandad has like 10 pills in 1 morning.


yes it is.