Taking Multivitamins Show No Impact On Stroke Risk

Multivitamins Has Shown No Benefit When Linked With Stroke

Multivitamins Has Shown No Benefit When Linked With Stroke

A study which looked in to the link between taking multivitamins and reducing the risk of stroke, heart attack and other fatal diseases which affect the heart and arteries, does not show any impact according to researchers.

The research from The Physicians Health Study II which analyzed the health of nearly 15,000 male physicians revealed the intake of multivitamins daily resulted in an 8% reduced risk of developing cancer. However, there were no benefits associated with stroke risk.

The study found no difference in heart and stroke risks between those who supplemented with a multivitamin every day and those who didn’t take multivitamins.

The participant’s health was followed over an 11 year period. During this period 652 suffered from their first heart attack, while 829 died from heart diseases and 643 men suffered a stroke.

The published research can be found in the Journal of the American Medical Association and was presented at the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association.

The leading researcher who conducted the study stated that there are many people who commonly think that taking vitamins will reduce their chance of cardiovascular disease.

The researcher also concluded that the data from the study showed no evidence that supplementing with multivitamins had any benefit with regards to heart problems and stroke risk.