What does this mean? Behavioral interventions such as exercise and medications for cholesterol-lowering therapist CAN lower cardiovascular disease risk. Multivitamins daily did not provide any cardiovascular benefits.
There was a study of nearly 15,000 male physicians and rate of cardiovascular events (heart attack or stroke) who took daily vitamins for 11 years was 11.0/1,000 person-years compared with 10.8 events/1,000 person-years in those taking placebo (fake pills).
The message from this study: Eating healthy foods, exercising regularly, avoiding tobacco products and taking proven medications to decrease cardiovascular events DOES help, multivitamins do not.
Source: JAMA 2012; 308: 1751-60.
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