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Taking a multivitamin probably won’t help your heart

November 1, 2018

Vitamins don't seem to reduce cardiovascular risks, according to a new report.

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There may be reasons to take a multivitamin, but improving your cardiovascular health is not one of them, says a report in the July 10 issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. The authors found that for the average person, taking a multivitamin supplement didn't help prevent cardiovascular problems, such as heart attacks and strokes.

The findings were based on a review of general population studies conducted from 1970 to 2016, involving more than two million people. Researchers looked for associations between multivitamin supplementation and cardiovascular outcomes. But they weren't able to find any links.

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