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More support for multivitamins in lowering heart-disease death risk
Long-term regular multivitamin use may reduce the risk of dying from heart disease by 16 per cent, and vitamin E use (215mg/day for 10 years) was associated with a 28 per cent decrease in risk of death from cardiovascular disease, according to a new study. The study, from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center at the University of Washington, looked at 77,719 Washington residents between the ages of 50 and 76 years old.
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Stimulus funds vitamin D study
Vitamin D research is the beneficiary of a $2.2 million grant to explore the role the sunshine vitamin plays in children's health, including appropriate dose levels. The grant is made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, commonly known as the stimulus act and colloquially known as "Obama Dollars."
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Drug side effects caused by nutrient depletion?
Pharmaceutical drugs strip the body of some vitamins and minerals, causing some of the side effects associated with drugs. Dr Frederic Vagnini, who co-authored The Side Effects Bible: The Dietary Solution to Unwanted Side Effects of Common Medications, says he believes many side effects can be eliminated through nutritional supplements and dietary sources. "It's very simple. Most doctors consider vitamins and nutrients a waste of time," Vagnini says. "Unless it's very, very well known, doctors are clueless. They think drugs and surgery can solve all of the problems that we have."
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