Saturday, November 6, 2010

Multivitamin Use Slashes Heart Attack Risk in Women

According to recent findings published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, women who take a daily multivitamin are less likely to suffer a heart attack than those who don’t take supplements.

Susanne Rautiainen et al analyzed data from The Swedish Mammography Cohort (5) where 31,671 women with no history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and 2, 262 women with a history of CVD ranging in age from 49 to 83 years completed a self-administered questionnaire regarding dietary supplement use, diet, and lifestyle factors.

Using the questionnaire, the researchers estimated the average multivitamin to contain nutrients close to recommended daily allowances:

Vitamin A (0.9 milligrams); Vitamin C (60 milligrams); Vitamin D (200 IU); Vitamin E (13.5 IU); Thiamine (1.2 mg); Riboflavin (1.4 mg); Vitamin B -6 (1.8 mg); Vitamin B-12 (3 micrograms); Folic acid (400 micrograms) see below for comparison with Centrum Silver

The researchers followed the women for an average of 10.2 years and found that, compared to those not taking any multivitamin supplement, women without cardiovascular disease taking multivitamins regularly had a 27% reduced risk of heart attack. Even more encouraging was the long-term benefit of multivitamin use on heart attack risk, with five years of supplementation producing a 41% reduced risk.

The longer the women took multivitamins, the lower their risk for heart attack. The researchers did not observe this risk reduction in women with heart disease. However, other research has shown that multivitamin use lowers risk of death from heart disease.

Journal Reference Susanne Rautiainen, Agneta Åkesson, Emily B Levitan, Ralf Morgenstern, Murray A Mittleman and Alicja Wolk. Multivitamin use and the risk of myocardial infarction: a population-based cohort of Swedish women. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2010, 92: 1251-1256

Vitamin A 9000 3000.00 IU
Beta-Carotene - 3000.00 IU
Vitamin E 13.50 75.00 IU
Vitamin C 60.00 90.00 milligram
Folic Acid 400.00 0.60 milligram
Vitamin B1 1.20 2.25 milligram
Vitamin B2 1.40 3.20 milligram
Vitamin B6 1.80 8.00 milligram
Vitamin B12 3.00 25.00 microgram
Vitamin D 200 400.00 IU
Nicotinamide - 40.00 milligram
Biotin - 45.00 microgram
Pantothenic Acid - 10.00 milligram
Calcium - 200.00 milligram
Phosphorus - 125.00 milligram
Iodine - 0.15 milligram
Iron - 4.00 milligram
Magnesium - 50.00 milligram
Copper - 2.00 milligram
Manganese - 5.00 milligram
Potassium - 80.00 milligram
Chromium - 100.00 microgram
Molybdenum - 25.00 microgram
Selenium - 25.00 microgram
Zinc - 5.00 milligram
Nickel - 5.00 microgram
Tin - 10.00 microgram
Vanadium - 10.00 microgram
Silicon - 10.00 microgram

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