Study: Multi-Vitamins Do Not Increase Life Expectancy

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- New research finds taking dietary supplements like multi vitamins does not make you live longer--in fact they shorten your life.

International doctors looked at nearly 40-thousand women around the age of 61 who took supplements. Those taking multivitamins, vitamin b6, folic acid, and others were associated with increased risk of death. The association was strongest when it came to taking iron. Doctor's say it's important to know what you're taking because too much of a good thing could be harmful.

Doctors say eating right is still the best way for your body to absorb the vitamins and minerals you need.


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