Features November 2019 Issue

Don't Rely on Supplements and Vitamins to Benefit Your Heart

Studies do not back up most claims that single vitamins, multivitamins or mineral supplements benefit the heart.

Don't Rely on Supplements and Vitamins to Benefit Your Heart

You can get everything you need from a healthy diet.

On a more hopeful note, there was some evidence that omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA) were associated with lower risk of heart attack and CAD, and that folic acid may help protect against stroke. However, the primary study on folate that reached this conclusion was conducted in China, where foods are not routinely fortified with folate like they are in the United States.

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