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It's not an uncommon belief that taking a daily vitamin or multivitamin can be a preventative measure to avoid life threatening illnesses in the future.
However, a new study has found that as women get older, vitamins may do more harm than good!
To come to their conclusions, researchers followed a group of 38,772 women in their 60s in Iowa for about 20 years and found the use of multivitamins was associated with an absolute risk increase of 2.4%.
Based on the increase in rate of mortality, the study published in this week's Archives of Internal Medicine could not recommend the use of vitamin and mineral supplements for preventative purposes, as the authors concluded: