The study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, shows a 14% reduced risk for those taking multivitamins, and a 28% reduced risk for those taking higher dose vitamin EWhat it does: Acts as an antioxidant, protecting cells from damage, including against cancer. Helps body use oxygen, preventing blood clots, thrombosis, atherosclerosis. Improves wound…. While these results appear to contradict the meta-analyses published last year, which I have commented on in detail in my. Special Report The Truth About Antioxidants, in fact they are in accordance with many other surveys The negative impact of antioxidants in some former meta-analyses can largely be explained by the combined use of statins with vitamin E in people with cardiovascular disease. Statins are known to nullify, and potentially reverse the benefit of vitamin since vitamin E’s antioxidantAntioxidants are substances that protect cells within the body from damage caused by free radicals. They help to strengthen the body’s ability to fight infection… function is dependent on CoQ10, production of which is blocked by statin drugs. In contrast, vitamin CWhat it does: Strengthens immune system – fights infections. Makes collagen, keeping bones, skin and joints firm and strong. Antioxidant, detoxifying pollutants and protecting against… use alone was not associated with CVD mortality and multivitamin and vitamin E use were not associated with cancer mortality. However, bear in mind that the majority of multivitamin takers take basic RDA level nutrients which are unlikely, in my opinion, to have a great impact on disease risk. if you would like to more about how to reduce your risk of heart disease read either Say No to Heart Disease or Food Is Better Medicine Than Drugs
Multivitamin use cuts heart disease risk
A study of over 77,000 people finds that those who take either daily multivitamins or vitamin in excess of 215mg for ten years cut their risk of death from cardiovascular disease.
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