Dietary supplements do not play a significant role in reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, said a group of scientists from the University of West Virginia, Johns Hopkins University, and other scientific and clinical centers in US, Annals of Internal Medicine reported.
Scientists analyzed data from 277 studies and clinical trials, as well as 24 experiments covering a total of one million people. All these works were aimed at identifying the relationship between taking dietary supplements and reducing the risk of premature death, as well as the development of cardiovascular diseases.
According to the results of the analysis, experts concluded that taking popular supplements, including multivitamins, vitamins B6, A, C, E, D, as well as iron and selenium, does not significantly affect the likelihood of development of cardiovascular diseases or premature death. A similar conclusion applies to low-fat diets.