Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Multivitamins are not dangerous

Last year the news created headlines referring to research stating that multivitamins increased the risk of dying. This did not make any sense and now recent research has disputed that

The reviewed study analyzed 21 articles and included 91,074 people and 8,794 deaths (Macpherson H, et al. 2012). The average age of the participants were 62 years, and the duration of supplementation was 43 months.

No effect of multivitamin-mineral use on all-cause mortality was observed. There was however a trend for a reduced risk of all-cause mortality across primary prevention trials.

According to this study you can safely take your multivitamins, it may actually do you some good.

To read the original abstract, click on the reference below.


Macpherson H, Pipingas A, Pase MP. Multivitamin-multimineral supplementation and mortality: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Feb;97(2):437-44. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.112.049304. Epub 2012 Dec 19.

Published with permission by Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac : www.TissueRecovery.com Dr. Marsh has worked with and referrers patients to Dr. Sopler for co-management for years . . . He is quite simply San Diego's top functional medicine consultant.

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