Mineral supplement diets, a myth?
20th Jul 2019 17:36 (UTC)
In a recent large scale analysis, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have found that almost all supplements diets cannot be linked to longer life.
In some cases, researchers even found that certain combinations like high Calcium and Vitamin D could in fact be linked to an increase in stroke.
"The panacea or magic bullet that people keep searching for in dietary supplements isn't there," says senior author of the study Erin D. Michos, M.D., M.H.S., associate director of preventive cardiology at the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease.
Researchers acquired data from 277 randomized clinical trials which evaluated 16 different supplements and eight diets. Comparing their association with mortality or heart conditions. All together they included data gathered on 992,129 research participants worldwide.
Overall, they say the studies suggested that supplements cause only an 8 percent reduction in heart attack risk and a 7 percent reduction in coronary heart disease. The researchers ranked evidence for a benefit in this intervention as low.
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