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Daily multivitamins do not protect against cardiovascular events, finds study

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 09 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7599
  1. Lilian Anekwe
  1. 1BMJ Evidence Centre

Taking a daily multivitamin does not protect against cardiovascular events or death from cardiovascular disease, a large 10 year study of middle aged doctors has found.

Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School analysed data on multivitamin use and cardiovascular events from the Physicians’ Health Study II, a large scale trial testing the effects of long term use of a common multivitamin on the risk of …

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