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Can Vitamins Shorten Your Life?


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Recent research suggests that certain vitamin supplements do not extend life, and could even lead to a premature death.

A review of 67 studies found "no convincing evidence" that antioxidant supplements cut the risk of dying, and vitamins A and E can actually interfere with the body's natural defenses.


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