After analyzing the results of two clinical trials, researchers conclude that multivitamin supplements aren’t effective in the impediment of cognitive decline or reduction in risk of cardiovascular events after myocardial infarction. The first trial randomized 5,947 male medical doctors aged 65 years or older to receive a multivitamin or placebo every day for 12 years; assessment revealed no overall variance in intellectual performance between groups. The second study included 1,708 patients with a median age of 65 years who had experienced a heart attack to receive a multivitamin or placebo for an average of 31 – 35 months. The control group didn’t experience reduced cardiovascular events.
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