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Multivitamins found to help men avoid developing cataracts

Posted March 9, 2014

Medical science is all over the place these days, with one recent study erroneously claiming that “multivitamins” are a complete waste of money, while many other studies say they are beneficial. Well, now a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Ophthalmology has confirmed that daily multivitamin use in men can help protect against cataracts, one of the leading causes of blindness among the elderly.

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Insufficient Evidence on Role for Multivitamins in Cancer Prevention

Posted February 25, 2014

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) has posted its final recommendation statement on vitamin, mineral, and multivitamin supplements for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer. However, the Task Force concluded there is not enough evidence to determine the effectiveness of taking vitamins and minerals to prevent cardiovascular disease or cancer.

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Daily multivitamin use could reduce cataract risk for men

Posted February 23, 2014

New research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, both in Boston, MA, has found that long-term daily use of multivitamin supplements could reduce the risk of cataract for men.

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What your multivitamin can and can’t do for you

Posted December 18, 2013

New research says that taking multivitamins won’t help the health of the general public. But, does that mean you should swear off all supplemental pills and powders? Dr. Houman Danesh, director of integrative pain management at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, says while fruits and vegetables remain the best way to get your daily nutrients, multivitamins may be useful for some.

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HIV progression ‘delayed’ with micronutrients and multivitamins

Posted November 27, 2013

New research suggests that multivitamin supplements taken long-term, alongside a micronutrient called selenium, delay HIV progression in patients with early stages of the disease and reduce the risk of immune decline and illness. This is according to a study published in JAMA.

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Could This Quickly Improve Your Short-Term Memory and Recall?

Posted November 6, 2013

You know the feeling. When the answer is right on the tip of your tongue and you just can’t grasp it. Whether you’re in the middle of a hot round of jeopardy or a casual conversation with a friend, slow recall can be maddening. But, according to a few new studies, there may be a quick fix for these frustrating moments: taking a multivitamin.

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Multivitamins with minerals may protect older women with invasive breast cancer

Posted October 10, 2013

Findings from a study involving thousands of postmenopausal women suggest that women who develop invasive breast cancer may benefit from taking supplements containing both multivitamins and minerals. The new research, published today in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, found that the risk of dying from invasive breast cancer was 30 percent lower among multivitamin/mineral users compared with nonusers.

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Effects of a Multivitamin/Multimineral Supplement in Young Males in Military Training

Posted August 16, 2013

In a randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover study involving 240 young Chinese males with physical overtraining, supplementation with a multivitamin/multimineral supplement for a period of one week was found to be associated with significant improvements in functional recovery of the pituitary-adrenal axis, pituitary-gonadal axis, pituitary-thyroid axis, and immune system, as well as improvements in psychological parameters – all of which were adversely affected by the training.

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Multivitamin trial suggests some benefits for mood and wellbeing

Posted June 24, 2013

Daily intake of a multivitamin supplement may have some beneficial effects on stress, anxiety and physical fatigue, according to new trial data.

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Multivitamins May Reduce Men’s Cancer Risk

Posted May 26, 2013

In the first large study to test the benefits of America’s most commonly used supplement, multivitamins, scientists found they reduced the risk of cancer in men by eight percent. Prof Balz Frei of the Linus Pauling Institute says this percentage—which some have called modest—is actually not small, as it translates into the possible prevention of 130,000 cancers of the 1.6 million new cases of cancer diagnosed in the country every year.

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