NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women taking multivitamins don't live longer than those who get their nutrients from food alone, a new U.S. study shows.
In fact, they appear to have slightly higher death rates, researchers found.
"There is very little evidence showing that common dietary supplements would be beneficial in prevention of major chronic diseases," said Dr. Jaakko Mursu of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, who worked on the new study.
"Unless you are deficient, there is hardly any reason to take them," he told Reuters Health.
About half of adult Americans take dietary supplements, and the industry now...