Vitamin, mineral, and multivitamin supplements for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer
Fortmann SP, Burda BU, Senger CA, Lin J, Beil T, O'Connor E, Whitlock EP
Record ID 32014000080
Authors' objectives: To systematically review evidence for the use of multivitamins or single nutrients and functionally related nutrient pairs for the prevention of CVD and cancer in the general population (primary prevention).
Authors' recomendations: There are a limited number of trials examining the effects of dietary supplements on the primary prevention of CVD and cancer; the majority showed no effect in healthy populations. Clinical heterogeneity of included studies limits generalizability of results to the general primary care population. Results from trials in at-risk populations discourage additional studies for particular supplements (e.g., beta-carotene); however, future research in general primary care populations and on other supplements is required to address research gaps.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2013
URL for published report: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK173987/pdf/TOC.pdf
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
- Cardiovascular Diseases
- Dietary Supplements
Organisation Name: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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