Monday, December 16 2013, 06:55 PM MST
Multi-Vitamins and Mineral Supplements
(KUTV) At least half of all Americans take multi-vitamins and mineral supplements, but new research shows you may be wasting your money.
Many people believe daily supplements will keep them healthy, but a panel of experts reviewing three studies on multivitamins finds no evidence supplements prevent chronic disease or death and they should be avoided.
Previous research has shown beta carotene, vitamin E and possibly high doses of Vitamin A can increase death and that other antioxidants have no benefits.
The council for responsible nutrition disagrees with the latest review and argues supplements are an appropriate option for consumers who aren't getting enough nutrients from food.
Researchers say the jury is still out on the health benefits of vitamin d and omega 3 supplements.
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