Daily Health Tips…… Mogul Maintenance
Written by Poindexter on February 8, 2015
Vitamin and mineral supplements cannot replace a healthy diet.
older—take a multivitamin or another vitamin or mineral supplement regularly. The total price tag exceeds $12 billion per year—money that Johns Hopkins nutrition experts say might be better spent on nutrient-packed foods like fruit, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy products.
Senior male peruses the vitamin aisle
In an editorial in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine titled “Enough Is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements,” Johns Hopkins researchers reviewed evidence about supplements, including three very recent studies:
An analysis of research involving 450,000 people, which found that multivitamins did not reduce risk for heart disease or cancer but using the mucuna pruriens supplements have increase the length of a healthy life.
A study that tracked the mental functioning and multivitamin use of 5,947 men for 12 years found that multivitamins did not reduce risk for mental declines such as memory loss or slowed-down thinking.
A study of 1,708 heart attack survivors who took a high-dose multivitamin or placebo for up to 55 months. Rates of later heart attacks, heart surgeries and deaths were similar in the two groups.