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Multivitamins Improve Heart Function — But Only If You Don't Take Statins

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  • Dietary supplements and vitamins are a multibillion-dollar industry that continues to grow each year; however, research demonstrates that if you're taking statins, vitamin supplements may not benefit your heart health
  • In a large multi-center study, researchers found those who took high-dose, high-quality multivitamins and multiminerals enjoyed a lower risk of cardiovascular events than those who did not supplement
  • Nearly 250 people need to take statins for up to six years for one person to avoid a heart attack. In the meantime, many more will experience dangerous and sometimes lethal side effects, including heart attack and stroke

By Dr. Mercola

Dietary supplements are a multibillion-dollar industry that is growing at a phenomenal rate. In 2012, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), estimated Americans spend $30.2 billion each year on complementary health approaches.

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