A recent study on dietary supplements reveal that vitamins and minerals do nothing for heart health, and in some cases, can actually increase the risk of stroke, according to CNN.
“This research further shows that despite extensive sales and use of different dietary supplements, there is a lack of scientific evidence supporting the use of many supplements,” stated Dr. Bruce Y. Lee, an associate professor of international health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
The research showed that those who took calcium and vitamin D together would increase their risk of strokes. On the upside, the research shared that omega 3 fatty acids that are found in fish oil helped to reduce the risk of heart attacks and coronary heart disease. The study was published in the medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine and was found to be of little surprise to most medical experts.