Multivitamin Pills Don’t Help With Your Heart’s Health: Study
Worried about heart disease? Please don’t turn to vitamin and mineral supplements for a solution, according to a study by the American College of Cardiology. Instead it’s important to stick to a diet heavy on vegetables and greens which could be a natural source of these vitamins.
The study further pointed out that more than half of the world population takes multivitamin supplements.
However, there is no substantial data available about their benefits for cardiovascular health. The study stated that:
There is one exception, however - folic acid is beneficial for stroke prevention.
The study included 179 trials conducted on vitamin and mineral supplements. These trials were published between January 2012 and October 2017.
Health experts have reiterated time and again how an overdose of vitamins can cause health problems.
Too much vitamin D can lead to an overdose and can irreversibly damage the kidneys and heart. Vitamin B6 overdose can cause nerve toxicity, while B3 can lead to nausea, jaundice, and liver toxicity. Too much folic acid too can mask the symptoms of a B12 deficiency.
For now, therefore, the one definitively conclusive evidence we have is that an overall healthy lifestyle with adequate exercise and a well-balanced diet is the answer for the smooth functioning of body organs.
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