Vitamin and Mineral Supplements for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer

A research group from Portland reviewed the benefits and harms of vitamins and supplements to prevent cardiovascular pathology and cancer. A total of 84 studies were analyzed for multivitamins, vitamins A, B, C, D, E, beta carotene, folic acid, magnesium, selenium, and zinc. The findings suggest that most of the mentioned supplements have no clinically important effects for cardiovascular disease, except for a little benefit for cancer incidence with multivitamins. Check out all the details in a full text.