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New studies show multivitamins could be a waste of time

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These medical supplements may account for nearly half of all vitamin sales, but new studies show that multivitamins offer little or no benefit to our health. According to MSN.com website on the Healthy Living page, three new studies found that popping a multivitamin everyday doesn't improve our heart problems or regain our memory loss.

The studies found in the Dec.17 issue of the journal Annals of Internal Medicine found that multivitamin and mineral supplements didn't work any better than placebo pills. In fact, some studies suggest that high doses of these vitamins could do more harm than good.

The authors behind the research said its time for most people to stop taking them. "We believe that it's clear that vitamins are not working," said Dr. Eliseo Guallar, a professor of epidemiology at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In other words, it probably would be best to don't waste your time and money on multivitamins. For more information on this story, visit www.healthyliving.msn.com.

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