Vitamins and Your Health

Are vitamins and mineral supplements good for heart health? According to prior studies, calcium and fish oil have had benefits for heart health. Recently, Calcium has come up for discussion after a 12-year study showed that those who took Calcium were 20% more likely to succumb to heart disease than those who did not take the pills.

Some observational studies have shown links between heart health and higher intakes of certain vitamins, including Vitamins C and E, Beta Carotene, Folic Acid, and Vitamins B6 and B12. The American Heart Association has found that supplements of the vitamins listed above should not be taken to prevent heart disease. There has even been some suggestion that taking Vitamin E supplements can slightly raise the risk of heart failure and strokes.

This is why you should always consult your physician before taking any supplements to be sure they are safe and good for your particular health situation.

Source: Harvard Health Publishing

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