Posted on Feb 26, 2015, 6 a.m.
Taking a daily multivitamin-mineral supplement may reduce a woman’s risk of heart disease by 35%.
Women, take heart: a daily multivitamin-mineral supplement appears to reduce the risk of heart disease by 35%, when taken for 3 years or more. Researchers from the Office of Dietary Supplements at the US National Institutes of Health (Maryland, USA) analyzed data collected on 8.678 adults, ages 40 years and older, enrolled in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III). The researchers also came to the conclusion that longer term use of these supplements may have a protective relation, where women with a lack of history of CVD are concerned.
Regan L Bailey, Tala H Fakhouri, Yikyung Park,Johanna T Dwyer, Paul R Thomas, Jaime J Gahche, et al. “Multivitamin-Mineral Use Is Associated with Reduced Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Mortality among Women in the United States.” J. Nutr., March 2015 jn.114.204743.