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Dietary supplements with no benefits

NBC NEWS -People may be taking dietary supplements that have no added health benefits.

Researchers studied data from roughly 300 nutritional studies involving nearly a million people. Those who reduced salt intake were associated with a lowered risk of suffering an early death. Omega-3 fatty acids offered protections against heart disease and heart attacks, while folic acid helped protect against strokes.

However, Calcium plus Vitamin F intake was linked to an increased risk for stroke. Multivitamins, Selenium, Vitamins A, B-6, C, E, or D, Calcium, Folic acid or Iron, had no added benefit when it came to the heart.

Raquel Rodriguez

Raquel Rodriguez

Raquel Rodriguez is the 4 P.M. producer at News 4 Tucson.
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