Research has not shown yet that taking a multivitamin reduces the chance of heart disease or mental decline, but it does reduce the risk of being diagnosed with cancer or developing cataracts. Some experts say taking a daily supplement is not worth the trouble, but other experts think it may be worth it. No study has shown multivitamins to be risky, but that doesn’t mean they are not. It is not a good idea to take large doses of particular vitamins, especially vitamins A or E. Taking a multivitamin will not confer the same health benefit as eating a varied, balanced, nutritious diet.
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