Research: Multi-vitamin Use & Risk of Death

Drugs, BottleIn the wake of epidemiological findings suggesting that multi-vitamin use increases the risk of death, a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials of supplements – used for the primary or secondary prevention of a range of diseases – reports more positive news.

Among independently living adults (average age 62 years; average duration of supplementation 43 months), taking multi-vitamins with multi-minerals had no effect on all cause mortality.

Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2013;97:437-44.

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