For many years, people have been using multivitamins for cardiovascular disease. However, according to new results published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, daily multivitamin use does not prevent cardiovascular disease. The data, from the mammoth Physicians Health Study continues to provide interesting and insightful results pertaining to the use of multivitamins for the prevention of chronic disease. The study followed the health outcomes of nearly 15,000 male physicians over a ten year period. It found that multivitamin use did not reduce the occurrence of major cardiovascular events: stoke, myocardial infarction (heart attack), or cardiovascular disease mortality.
This is the first large scale double blind placebo controlled study that has investigated multivitamins in depth. The results bring us to a seemingly obvious, yet understated conclusion: