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According to a recent study, it appears that taking a multivitamin daily could reduce the risk...

According to a recent study, it appears that taking a multivitamin daily could reduce the risk of cancer. A large clinical trial of nearly 15K older male physicians followed for more than a decade found that those taking a daily multivitamin experienced 8% fewer cancers than the subjects taking dummy pills. Researchers say that it's a statistically significant reduction, and the findings will be presented today at an American Association for Cancer Research conference. Vitamin Shoppe (VSI +1%) and GNC Holdings (GNC +0.3%) both move higher on the report.
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  • wjbrown2003030
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    That would be great news ... but $VSI and $GNC "both move higher on the report" is a joke ... YOU CAN BUY MULITVITAMINS ANYWHERE. Vitamin Shoppe and GNC hardly are destination shopping for a basic multivitamin, that in fact is sold much more cheaply at wholesale clubs and local supermarkets.
    17 Oct 2012, 12:29 PM Reply Like
  • 2MuchDebt
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    There have been many studies about the health benefits of multivitamins. Unfortunately a lot of the studies, some of which include larger test groups, show just the opposite is true; that multivitamins negatively affect a person's health.
    17 Oct 2012, 12:40 PM Reply Like
  • spald_fr
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    A combo of B6, B12 and folic acid is quite good for artery health. The vitamins methylate homocysteine right in the blood and is then urinated. Homocysteine causes artery inflammation and is one of the critical factors leading to cardiovascular disease. The normal amounts of the material is about 8mcg/l in normal human blood. People with cardiovascular disease can have up to 15mcg/l but after a month of vitamin supplement, it decreases to about 5mcg/l.

     

    I don't at all dismiss the claims against cancer, either.
    17 Oct 2012, 12:52 PM Reply Like
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