After all the negative news to come out about multivitamins, it's refreshing to actually see the mainstream media reporting on some good news about multis for a change.
According to new research that included 15,000 male participants over a 13-year span, taking a daily dose of one particular multivitamin reduced the total risk of cancer in by 8 percent, and certain site-specific cancers by 12 percent. These participants (doctors themselves) were given either a multivitamin or a placebo to take every day for up to 13 years. The researchers determined, not surprisingly, that boosting nutrition with a daily multi could have far-reaching health benefits.
As a savvy health consumer, I'm sure this is not news to you. You probably already know that, no matter how well you eat, it's really difficult to get the recommended levels of every vitamin and mineral through food. This is where a multi is so essential. It fills in the nutritional voids and gives us the extra assurance that we are getting the full range of nutrients, in the correct doses, every single day.
So it goes without saying--take your multivitamin every day, and rest assured that you are going a long way to protecting your health and preventing disease.