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Too many vitamins just as bad as too few

A University of Minnesota researcher recently published a study showing that women who take a lot of vitamins die sooner than women who don’t.

vitaminsThe study found that women who took multivitamins were 6 percent more likely to die than others. Vitamin B6 and iron supplements were associated with a 10 percent increase in death, and taking folic acid increased it by 15 percent.

Considering that this is an “associative” study (not cause and effect), these findings are not be significant enough to suggest we stop taking vitamin supplements, but they do remind us that, in the human body, too much can be as detrimental as too little. Hence, the golden rule of good health:

“Everything in moderation.”

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