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Evidence is lacking for or against multivitamins to prevent heart disease or cancer, US task force says

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 13 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6840
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

The evidence is insufficient to tell whether taking multivitamins to prevent cardiovascular disease or cancer is beneficial or harmful, the US Preventive Services Task Force has concluded in a draft report released Tuesday 12 November.1

The task force also found that there wasn’t enough evidence to say whether products that provided one or pairs of vitamins and minerals were either helpful …

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