A recent study has proved that taking multi-vitamins does not cut your risk of a heart attack. The U.S. Physicians Health Study II monitored nearly 15,000 male doctors aged 50 and older for more than 10 years, here participants were randomly assigned to take a multivitamin or a placebo. Dr. Howard Sesso who is the study author and associate epidemiologist at Birgham and Women’s Hospital in Boston said in terms of cardiovascular disease, “We found that after more than a decade, there is neither benefit nor risk”.
The findings that were presented at a scientific meeting at the American Heart Association in Los Angeles and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association were funded by the National Institutes of Health and with a grant from BASF Corp and the multivitamins and packaging was provided by BASF, Pfizer Inc and DSM Nutrition Products.
Dr. Elliot Antman, chairman of the AHA Scientific Sessions Committee and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School said, “Many patients think that because they are getting an over-the-counter medication it is safe and the risk of compilation is low, that appears to be right, but we still need to remind them of the need for lifestyle changes.”
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