New study on vitamin use in women is deemed disappointing in the prevention of certain diseases.
WiredPRNews.com – A new study on vitamin supplements has been said to have disappointing results in regards to their effect on preventing certain diseases. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the multivitamin study revealed that the use of the supplements in older women did not help prevent heart disease or common cancers. The study is said to be the largest of its kind pertaining to the use of multivitamins in older women, spanning eight years and testing 161,808 women in the postmenopausal stage.
Marian Neuhouser a lead author of the study is quoted in the report as stating, although multivitamins may have some benefits, individuals should “Get nutrients from food. Whole foods are better than dietary supplements.” Millions of people in the country take vitamins regularly to improve their health.
Information on the study can be found in the Archives of Internal Medicine published Monday.