No Scientific Proof That Multivitamins Promote Heart Health
Taking multivitamin/mineral (MVM) supplements does not prevent myocardial infarction, stroke, or death from a cardiovascular cause, according to a comprehensive meta-analytic review of relevant research. The take-home message is simple: there is no scientific evidence that MVM supplements promote cardiovascular health. We hope that our paper helps to settle the controversy on MVM use for CVD prevention, lead author Joonseok Kim, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, told theheart.org | Medscape Cardiology. The study was published online today in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
@nilanjana Importantly, clinicians should emphasize with their patients that multivitamin supplements will never be a substitute for a healthful and balanced diet, which have many beneficial components for vascular health. Additionally, micronutrients in food are typically better absorbed by the body than those from supplements