Reduced Heart Attack Risk

Multivitamins may offer women heart health protection, researchers have suggested.

The team set out to examine whether there was a link between multivitamin use and myocardial infarction (MI) by assessing 31,671 women with no history of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and 2,262 women with a history. They were aged between 49 and 83, and from Sweden.

The women completed a questionnaire in 1997 about their dietary supplement use, diet and lifestyle. All the ladies were followed up 10 years later and it was found that the use of multivitamins was linked to lower risk of myocardial infarction.

Further studies with detailed information on the content of preparations and the duration of use are needed to confirm or refute these findings, but it is very promising news.