A new study has confirmed previous research, finding no evidence multivitamins are of any use in preventing heart attack or stroke or improving cardiovascular health(Credit: sunny_baby/Depositphotos)
A new meta-study, gathering data from over two million participants, has concluded that multivitamins and mineral supplements do not improve cardiovascular health or protect against heart attack and stroke. The systematic review suggests if a person is generally healthy then multivitamin/mineral dietary supplements confer no cardiovascular benefits.
Back in May a massive meta-analysis comprising 179 different clinical trials concluded that most common vitamin supplements provided no health benefits. Whereas that study broadly evaluated data across all causes of mortality, this new meta-study homed in on specific issues related to cardiovascular health.
After a broad literature search, the researchers targeted 18 specific studies to include in the meta-analysis. Over two million subjects were evaluated, with an average follow-up duration of 12 years. The results were reasonably conclusive, with no evidence found to suggest multivitamin/mineral dietary supplements reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease or stroke.