Advise Most Patients They Don't Need a Multivitamin
Patients are asking if multivitamins are beneficial...due to reports in the lay press that they don't help.
Multivitamins do NOT reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, or death in HEALTHY adults.
And too much can be harmful. High-dose beta-carotene may increase the risk of lung cancer in smokers...and too much vitamin E may increase the risk of hemorrhagic stroke, prostate cancer, and mortality.