Friday, February 11, 2011

Sorry, Supplement Takers

The International Stroke Conference was on this week in LA, and I attended. One of the talks I went to was entitled "Is There Any Value in Vitamins, Fish Oil, or Food Supplements for Secondary Prevention?" (of stroke).

A raft of data was shown from various studies, but the end result: beta carotene, vitamin E, vitamin D, vitamin A, fish oil, omega 3 fatty acids, calcium supplements, all show no benefit in stroke prevention. Calcium may even increase your risk of cardiovascular events.

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